What is the one truly iconic anthem?

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What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Peaches
13
10%
Something Better Change
14
11%
No More Heroes
101
79%
 
Total votes: 128

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Alias » 21 Oct 2008, 10:41

Yeah, it's still got to be sitting up their sleeves in the "Encore" section (next to Sewer?) just waiting for the crowd to shout loud enough 8)
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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Mulchinblack » 22 Oct 2008, 20:28

Have to agree with Gizzard on this one. From the list NMH, but the intro and wall of sound that makes up 5 Minutes couldn't be mistaken for any other band at that time. Even the video has a menacing feel to it.
Normally I wouldn't have minded.

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by MrBlack77 » 02 Nov 2008, 00:55

With out a shadow of a doubt 5 minutes.The song still after all these years makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.The video still looks as nasty as it did in 78.

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Alexinblack » 11 Mar 2009, 20:08

It has to be No More Heroes
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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by theraven1979 » 11 Mar 2009, 21:50

Definately Heroes - probably *the* anthem of all time. Mark Radcliffe played it on his radio show last week and in context (against all the other drivel on the radio) it sounds so uplifting, refreshing, melodic, a real wake up/kick in the balls !!

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by APOLLO79 » 11 Mar 2009, 22:17

iconic?Well love 'em all.The choice is limited.BUT after a discussion with the Mrs(aye right) it's gotta be HEROES.Although Peaches,SBC,5 Mins,Duchess&Golden Brown all mark iconic and anthemic moments in their career.Put it this way,even the auld man who's 80 can still recall that you 'better watch out for the schoolies' :grin: AND he can recall 'ATS'.Pinnacles and landmarks throughout their career.ENJOY 8)
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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Alexinblack » 03 Feb 2010, 17:39

I went for No More Heroes I think when non Stranglers fans think about the Stranglers No More Heroes comes into thier minds.

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Never to look back » 06 Feb 2010, 21:00

I have to go along with 5 Minutes. I appreciate that No more heroes and Peaches are standards and IMHO I could do without hearing Golden Brown [and Strange Little Girl] too often [Rattus Revisited gigs showed we could live without them] Just my thoughts.
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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by mickinblack » 06 Feb 2010, 21:14

No more heroes is not only the stranglers anthem
Its all of the new wave/punk/alternaive/or what ever you want to call it anthem as well.
A song that is truely class - it will never be forgotton..

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by painter in black » 08 Feb 2010, 10:30

I voted for Something better change, mainly because it was the song that made me a fan. I heard it as first ever Stranglers song as it became a minor hit here in Holland in late 1977. However I must say that Sewer I rate very high, it's got all the trademark Stranglers aspects! However the live versions I like more,(the studio version didn't sound as good as the other songs on Rattus) very intense!

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Re: What is the one truly iconic anthem?

Post by Harry Brown » 09 Feb 2010, 13:07

No More Heroes without a doubt - the intro alone has iconic status and just blows me away every time I hear it...

As has been said on here before, the general public will always go with Golden Brown - "The Stranglers? Didn't they do Golden Brown?..." :evil:

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