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by lostinpaddington
25 Mar 2022, 20:40
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Cardiff
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Cardiff

There has to be somewhere better in Cardiff than this?
by lostinpaddington
25 Mar 2022, 20:29
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Cardiff
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Cardiff

Decided to do the Cardiff gig as it was at the motor point arena. Would have easily sold out -the Levellers are playing it soon surely a smaller draw than the Stranglers. Fast forward to tonight- what an absolutely terrible venue. What were the management thinking? I really wish I hadn’t bothered- l...
by lostinpaddington
21 Feb 2022, 18:38
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Bristol
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Bristol

And since - Last Man on the Moon, Tank , Straighten Out, Bear Cage, Baroque Bordello Nubiles and Genetics amongst others. Plus a bit of Siouxsie and Killing Jone. Fair play.
by lostinpaddington
21 Feb 2022, 17:56
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Bristol
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Bristol

Just walked in to the Hatchet (nearest pub to the venue) and they were playing White Stallion - now The Raven - cool!
by lostinpaddington
30 Jan 2022, 22:02
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Tour Start Tonight enjoy at Sunny Lincoln.
Replies: 214
Views: 7275

Re: Tour Start Tonight enjoy at Sunny Lincoln.

Back to the tour - I’m a bit bemused why JJ has to use a backing track for White Stallion? I realise the version on the album is synthesised but it’s not exactly hard to play the actual notes. I don’t really get it? Even if it gave the song a different feel playing live bass would that matter? Can’t...
by lostinpaddington
20 Jan 2022, 23:31
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: No Hugs ...
Replies: 150
Views: 10201

Re: No Hugs ...

Unfortunately at least the Academy venues haven’t updated the guidance since December - at least those are the versions the links from the official site take you to. So they still talk about plan B being in force which of course it won’t be from Monday. Not very helpful really until they update them...
by lostinpaddington
19 Jan 2022, 15:31
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: No Hugs ...
Replies: 150
Views: 10201

Re: No Hugs ...

O2 venues have been requiring proof of vaccine on the nhs app (or proof of negative lft) since October way before it became mandatory under the “plan B” restrictions Most venues/theatres etc also have been doing this. The fact the government has said it’s no longer mandatory doesn’t mean the venues ...
by lostinpaddington
06 Oct 2021, 22:56
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Extra Tracks
Replies: 67
Views: 4483

Re: Dark Matters - Extra Tracks

The whole band were going through the motions - Hugh was only one person on that stage that night, and there were a fucking lot of people on that stage. Fair point although not sure Dave was any less enthusiastic than normal. But agree as a collective there was a spark lacking. Only picked Hugh out...
by lostinpaddington
06 Oct 2021, 17:19
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Extra Tracks
Replies: 67
Views: 4483

Re: Dark Matters - Extra Tracks

Was there too - The Godfathers were really good!! Toiler was one of the better tracks - thought Strange Little Girl was decent - but defo Hugh was going through the motions that day IMO.
by lostinpaddington
18 Sep 2021, 20:28
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: dark matters chart chances
Replies: 403
Views: 19586

Re: dark matters chart chances

Don’t agree. First few listens I probably liked the obvious catchy ones. Each play now I’m picking up different nuances from the slow burners - definitely a sign of a quality album. It really is very good.
by lostinpaddington
10 Sep 2021, 14:22
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Initial Thoughts/Reviews
Replies: 338
Views: 18814

Re: Dark Matters - Initial Thoughts/Reviews

Yep fair point I agree re his tribute video very good so spose how Rialto sounded a bit irrelevant in the scheme of things if he’s the best fit.
by lostinpaddington
10 Sep 2021, 14:13
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Initial Thoughts/Reviews
Replies: 338
Views: 18814

Re: Dark Matters - Initial Thoughts/Reviews

When his name was mentioned last year I listened to some Rialto. Only listened to a handful of songs but was surprised there was hardly any keyboards on them and what there was - chords filling - no arpeggios etc. You would have thought if he was good enough to play Dave’s stuff there would be more ...