Best Stranglers Gig Opener

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by jason » 13 Oct 2013, 23:04

I thought Toiler worked really well this year.

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by grantfk10 » 14 Oct 2013, 00:13

Time to Die. 8)

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by martininblack6363 » 14 Oct 2013, 03:29

For me it was Threatened back in 1980 and also around that time Shah Shah especially when the song kicked in and the stage lights came blasting on full after just having a single spotlight through the smoke( yes you could smoke back then!!!lol) on Dave playing the intro. More recently I did like the way JJ and Ellis came on stage to start Time to Die, although John Ellis could never make it as menacing looking as JJ!!!!

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Unbroken » 03 Jan 2014, 11:47

Shah Shah A GoGo 10 tour.

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Alexinblack » 03 Jan 2014, 15:02

Just been looking at the old sets, so many songs have been considered as good openers, something that a lot of bands cant do.

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Bear Cage » 03 Jan 2014, 15:22

Any new track
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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Alexinblack » 03 Jan 2014, 15:51

Non Stop is another good one.

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by Manc In Black » 03 Jan 2014, 16:34

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by derby62 » 16 Jan 2014, 21:43

Several good ones in my opinion=thought Toiler was good last year-think Wog would be good-5mins-Norfolk coast-Curfew

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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by dan-electro » 17 Jan 2014, 12:13

I thought 'Toiler' was great last year. It think the one I liked most during the Hugh era was 'Something Better Change', I remember being at the Glasgow Apollo in 1985 and the place just went mad when Hugh started the intro. It hadn't been played live for many years and it literally came out of the blue that one. It's funny when I went to see 'Straighten Out' last summer they started with 'Longships' and segued into 'The Raven', I really like that idea (basically just like the album). 8)
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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by villainblack » 17 Jan 2014, 18:02

Got to be 5 minutes, that intro is superb
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Re: Best Stranglers Gig Opener

Post by strangledinAuch » 10 Mar 2014, 21:34

5 minutes

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