Best Stranglers Gig Opener

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Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Nokesy » 25 Jun 2007, 11:34

Waltzin Black aside, which track do you think is the best gig opener? Which do you think would be the best that has'nt been done? For me, I think 5 Minutes is cracking, it introduces the guys one by one, and BANG! we're into it, full throttle. If anything, I'd like to the the intro to 5 Minutes drawn out a bit, just to build the crowd up. Come on then, what about you?
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Post by johnsa » 25 Jun 2007, 11:48

Shah Shah or grip but 5 minutes is great.

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Post by Homer » 25 Jun 2007, 13:11

'Shah shah' into 'Ice' or Toiler :grin: :grin:
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Post by gizzard » 25 Jun 2007, 13:27

French tour 1983 bootlegs-

Sewer then Toiler! :shock:

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Post by PjInBlack » 25 Jun 2007, 13:39

norfolk coast was awesome

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Post by Jon the Impaler » 25 Jun 2007, 14:52

I've forgotten many of the songs which they've used to open now - I can remember 5 Minutes from Raven tour , Toiler - Alexandra Palace , Norfolk Coast - Halesworth . Did they open with Valley of Birds ever ? wouldn't vote for that anyway but just curious .... of the one's I mentioned would say 5 Minutes as it was then my favourite Stranglers song AND the first time I saw them live , so pretty special .

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Post by icecube » 25 Jun 2007, 15:00

Mk 1 = Shah Shah (cica 90)
But would have loved to see them open with Sometimes. Guess I never will now. Heroes 86 was pretty good though!

Mk 2 = Time To Die.

Mk 3 = Er, that'd be Norfolk Coast then.

Mk 4 = Not a fat lot of choice at the moment, how about 5 Minutes?
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Post by GRIFF » 25 Jun 2007, 16:03

really fast toiler
sha and ice on the 80 tour was cool
why not start with heroes again
man they love to hate would be tasty
a very tight and hard (oer missus) G.T.
soldier salvo
ttd of course
there is a perfect opener which ever way you look at it
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Post by PjInBlack » 25 Jun 2007, 17:03

Jon the Impaler wrote:I've forgotten many of the songs which they've used to open now - I can remember 5 Minutes from Raven tour , Toiler - Alexandra Palace , Norfolk Coast - Halesworth . Did they open with Valley of Birds ever ? wouldn't vote for that anyway but just curious .... of the one's I mentioned would say 5 Minutes as it was then my favourite Stranglers song AND the first time I saw them live , so pretty special .
wasn't valley of the birds opener for the royal albert hall gig?

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Post by nickinblack » 25 Jun 2007, 17:05

Shah.
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Post by Ian9331 » 25 Jun 2007, 17:32

Must admit.... I'm a bit bored with Walztinblack as their intro song. How about Yellowcake UF6 - I think they played that before the Raven Tour then after that it went to Waltzinblack. Yellowcake was a classic... a really powerful build-up to the gig.

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Post by Paul » 09 Jul 2007, 13:33

think a return to longships would make a change.
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