Best Stranglers Gig Opener

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Post by darry » 10 Jul 2007, 16:01

i quite like waltzinblzinblack as an intro , for the stranglers mk1 , i think the best opener i saw was no more heroes, for the new line up i think norfolk coast is the perfect opener.
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Post by glasgeo » 10 Jul 2007, 16:19

5 minutes is a cracker but i'd like to see Tank. Also loved Norfolk Coast.

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Post by adam_neil » 10 Jul 2007, 16:31

I'd have to say the best Stranglers opener I ever witnessed was God Is Good.

Na I'm taking the piss, err the two openers at Two Shades gig in 2002 that kicked off the acoustic and electric sets were brilliant. Walk On By and The Raven respectively.


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Post by GRIFF » 10 Jul 2007, 16:46

my personal fave was the hokey kokey @ the barras. Aye fond memories.
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Post by Bear Cage » 10 Jul 2007, 17:04

adam_neil wrote:I'd have to say the best Stranglers opener I ever witnessed was God Is Good.
Na I'm taking the piss, err the two openers at Two Shades gig in 2002 that kicked off the acoustic and electric sets were brilliant. Walk On By and The Raven respectively.
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God is Good was a great opener and I'd like to see it return to the set; Sewer was a good opener (Valley of the Birds is the only opener I can remember not liking that much). If they're going to start with the Raven (again) then they could precede it with Longships instead of Waltz

I think Curfew would make a great opener.

Ideally Frome (& Bilston) should start with something they've not played for a while
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Post by bry » 10 Jul 2007, 17:21

UGLY gets the ball rolling straight off, then finish the gig with burning up time, whilst baz chucks sweets out into the crowd like huge used to do.


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Post by adam_neil » 10 Jul 2007, 17:29

Its interesting you say you found God Is Good great. I'm not saying it was a shite opener, far from it, I liked CDG when it was released and still like it today. Unlikely we'll ever see any other tunes than In The End back in the set though, it works well acoustically but it was superb on the CDG tour.


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Post by Bear Cage » 10 Jul 2007, 17:41

adam_neil wrote:Its interesting you say you found God Is Good great. I'm not saying it was a shite opener, far from it, I liked CDG when it was released and still like it today. Unlikely we'll ever see any other tunes than In The End back in the set which while works well acoustically, it was superb on the CDG tour.
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Best Album from Mk II (IMO) and yes In The End was superb on that tour. I would welcome the live return of God is Good and/or Coup de Grace (SOS).
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Post by Cola Can » 16 Jul 2007, 22:33

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Post by christopher » 17 Jul 2007, 16:53

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Post by serya » 29 Jul 2007, 07:21

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 29 Jul 2007, 09:22

GRIFF wrote:my personal fave was the hokey kokey @ the barras. Aye fond memories.
Not as good as 'Tie A yellow Ribbon' @ Nottingham Theatre Royal 1980.

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