How long can the lads continue?

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How long do you think the Stranglers can continue for?

Up to 2 years (with 1 album)
33
40%
Up to 5 years
21
26%
Up to 10 years
8
10%
Forever! (in a Dr Feelgood kinda way)
20
24%
 
Total votes: 82

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How long can the lads continue?

Post by theraven1979 » 06 Jun 2009, 19:46

How long do you think the Stranglers can continue for?

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by Black Leather Jacket » 06 Jun 2009, 20:26

Killing Joke have all got people to replace them should they fall off this mortal coil.
Maybe the same will happen to The Stranglers.The Stranglers wouldn't be The Stranglers without Jet (ie the history) but as a drummer he could be replaced as could Baz (sorry this is a bit weird!) but as long as Dave And JJ are still around they can continue forever and probably will.

I hope so as long as it is done with reverence.
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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by miserablewoman » 06 Jun 2009, 20:36

This is a heart-breaking topic but we've got to be realistic here ... actually I think JJ himself has commented that The Stranglers wouldn't be The Stranglers without Jet and that (semi-)retirement must be on the cards sometime soon? :smt010

I've voted 2 years/1 album, but I'd so love to be proved wrong! LONG LIVE THE MIB! 8)
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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by MULLY » 06 Jun 2009, 20:44

Not going to vote on this one - don't want to predict, or put a scud, on the future.

It is a quandary of a conundrum, wrapped up in an enigma.

Ian has played in Jet's place and performed sterlingly as a replacement (as have a few others throughout the history of the band) - but always as a substitute, not a permanent position. If Jet decided to call it a day. would it be the end of The Stranglers? If he gave his blessing to the others to continue with Ian replacing him, would we be in favour or not?

Hugh was replaced and the franchise rumbled on. Could we as fans follow the band if they remained as a Dr Feelgood 'kinda way'?

Pros and cons to both options - wrap it up or continue.

An interesting question that makes my brain hurt (and my heart feel heavy).

As I have said before, it will be the band's decision on what will transpire - whatever that decision is, I will support it and wish them all the best.
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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by mickinblack » 07 Jun 2009, 00:02

as long as the fans keeps splashing the cash the stranglers being going even if jj has to come out on a walking brail...

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by pigeon » 07 Jun 2009, 00:51

I voted up to 5 years. I see them releasing an album next year. Touring the album for a year. Then if jet decides to retire i see them playing for 3 years more with Ian on drums. He has already done alot of shows with the band already & with the demand for older bands atm there is a chance to maximise toping up their pension. Which they fully deserve. With no Hugh or jet it would be a bit strange to see it full time though.

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by BazinBlack » 07 Jun 2009, 11:53

Well said Mully, not sure why we are going down this road, lets not concern oursleves about this but just enjoy everything MiB while we can, get to as many gigs as possible, enjoy each album release as and when they come, enjoy the social get togethers.

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by ThruBeingCool » 07 Jun 2009, 20:21

I'm pretty sure that this is a duplicate thread and that the initiator of this topic ought to have done a search first. :idea:

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Post by jason » 07 Jun 2009, 21:00

Ive gone for 5 years and hopefully another two albums. I think they should continue if Jet retires but the band must have Dave and JJ in it to remain credible. Maybe if Jet and Dave did retire then JJ and Baz could still play together but under another a different name?

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by pigeon » 07 Jun 2009, 21:25

ThruBeingCool wrote:I'm pretty sure that this is a duplicate thread and that the initiator of this topic ought to have done a search first. :idea:
I don't think it's been done as a poll though. So its a first in the polls.

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by ThruBeingCool » 07 Jun 2009, 22:22

pigeon wrote:
ThruBeingCool wrote:I'm pretty sure that this is a duplicate thread and that the initiator of this topic ought to have done a search first. :idea:
I don't think it's been done as a poll though. So its a first in the polls.
Ah, I see! That's alright then :smt012

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Re: How long can the lads continue?

Post by ThruBeingCool » 07 Jun 2009, 22:28

Anyhow, who gives a fuck if The Stranglers don't continue :?: We got 'STRAIGHTEN OUT' now :idea:

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