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by Cricklewood
25 Mar 2022, 22:49
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: New Rat Chat out
Replies: 117
Views: 4849

Re: New Rat Chat out

Mk1 into the 1990s and beyond might have been a car crash, or really interesting. But it would have need all four of them want it and not phone it in. It's tempting to think that if MKI had stuck together through the '90s then the Britpop years may have been kind to them - they WERE getting cited a...
by Cricklewood
27 Dec 2021, 20:45
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Baz interview 24th December
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Baz interview 24th December

Very interesting insight and a possible hint to what Baz might do post-Stranglers
by Cricklewood
17 Dec 2021, 18:04
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: White Stallion
Replies: 183
Views: 12568

Re: White Stallion

The more I think about it, the more I would be curious of a Paul-led version of Stallion. I think his vocal style would suit well to the grand theatrics of it
by Cricklewood
17 Dec 2021, 17:39
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: White Stallion
Replies: 183
Views: 12568

Re: White Stallion

From looking at the footage, I think the song would have benefited alot live if Paul was around as a 5 piece. It looked awkward with JJ half gesturing with his hands instead of them being on the bass. But with a separate lead singer, he would be free to play some extra basslines or something whilst ...
by Cricklewood
15 Dec 2021, 22:44
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Liz Kershaw Dec 12
Replies: 35
Views: 3077

Re: Liz Kershaw Dec 12

and don't forget that alleged japanese language track that JJ wanted to sing. New album might not be that far off lol
by Cricklewood
23 Nov 2021, 14:01
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: No Hugs ...
Replies: 150
Views: 9660

Re: No Hugs ...

Wouldn't put past them for just the keyboard player to show up and let his playing do the talking. No introduction needed
by Cricklewood
06 Nov 2021, 22:03
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: One more single from Dark Matters?
Replies: 80
Views: 4134

Re: One more single from Dark Matters?

Can't see any reason for another one but Last Man would be great
by Cricklewood
03 Oct 2021, 14:26
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: dark matters chart chances
Replies: 403
Views: 19284

Re: dark matters chart chances

Generally all albums have a downward trend as they go except for singles or the ones that happens to be used elsewhere (in films or tv etc). I wouldn't look into it that much tbh. I'd imagine there's a chunk of Spotify users who'd only listen to generated playlists and radios rather than sit down wi...
by Cricklewood
03 Oct 2021, 01:40
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: dark matters chart chances
Replies: 403
Views: 19284

Re: dark matters chart chances

Does Spotify show the number of plays of all Stranglers Albums? Can you share a link please? I'd love to see a ranking, but can never find it? It does if you use their PC application instead of web player. I can screenshot some of them for you... Dark Matters.PNG Not too shabby so far. For comparis...
by Cricklewood
27 Sep 2021, 14:55
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: dark matters chart chances
Replies: 403
Views: 19284

Re: dark matters chart chances

Dark Matters will probably be The Stranglers worst selling album. Simple reason hardly anyone 'buys' albums anymore, so the 15,000 or so it sold pre-release gets it to 4. I don't know what the cut off for making the top 100 each week is in terms of actual sales maybe a few hundred?? So even these a...
by Cricklewood
23 Sep 2021, 09:23
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters v Giants
Replies: 199
Views: 8560

Re: Dark Matters v Giants

With DM, it feels the format changed at least. From Norfolk to Giants, they all kinda followed a similar template of starting with aggressive rock 'n roll, some pastiche jazz/melancholic number in the middle and then go out with rocking bangers albeit slightly more contemplative
by Cricklewood
23 Sep 2021, 09:14
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: All killer no filler'?
Replies: 31
Views: 2225

Re: All killer no filler'?

Ehh I'd never expect anything to be "all killer, no filler". Seems prone to setting yourself up for disappointment.