Worse Stranglers "career move"

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Worse Stranglers "career move"

Following up Golden Brown with La Folie
74
40%
Sweet Smell Of Success
6
3%
"American's have smaller brains"
7
4%
Aural Sculpture
6
3%
To continue after Hugh
26
14%
Euro-dismal
2
1%
Getting on the wrong side of the media
34
18%
Lack of decent publicity
18
10%
Something else (see below)
14
7%
 
Total votes: 187

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evonx
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Post by evonx »

Continuing as The Stranglers without Hugh...as they clearly weren't.
They were 3/4 th of the stranglers pre august 1990. Theres no reason they should have done anything else.
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Post by spaceace »

I would've just rather they'd come back as something else, like Rage against the machine to name but one, who came back in a new form with a new vocalist after Zack de la Rocha left, they still had their loyal fan base and played RAM tunes but could move on in new directions, untied from the restraints and expectations that remaining as RAM would've tied them to. Hugh wasn't just the guitarist, he was primarily the voice of The Stranglers to me and instantly audibly recognisable. :cry:

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Post by uptown_duchess »

Their worst move has been keeping the current setlist for so long. Bands aren't so good when they're predictable.

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P****g of the media - good for them...,

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Post by Guest »

..as an after thought, I think the Duchess video proved a bit of a slip-up..
banned on TOTP just when it needed a push..

(this was before it was watched by 1 man and a cat on B2 sundays..)

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Post by GoldenBoy »

Id say once they calmed down in the 80s songs were slipping from the standard set by Rattus

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Deffo Tramp not being released and touring without Jet in the mid nineties save his cringeworthy version of Old Codger. A lesson in how to empty an already barely populated hall in one go. After seeing this at Manchester Academy I regard it as the night they hit rock bottom and probably the only time I questioned my support of them.

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Post by Olympic Smile »

..................not employing Baz earlier methinks...........Breath of fresh air, attitude, playability, cockiness, wit...............sharpened up a lacklustre JJ too! Even Jet smiles now!
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lack of publicity, they gotta get themsleves out there and be heard

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Post by LUKEJAKE17 »

the worst career move was hiring paul as singer

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Post by TWO SUNSPOTS »

No doubt that it was following Golden Brown with La Folie.....

At that time the band (in hindsight) were as "big" as they were ever going to be...Golden Brown being their most commercial and successful release was then followed by a track that nobody understood and it quite rightly flopped.

Personally i love the track but it never was a single in a million years....
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Post by TWO SUNSPOTS »

LUKEJAKE17 wrote:the worst career move was hiring paul as singer
Rubbish!!

I never was a great fan of Pauls,especially when he tried to sing some of the older songs in his own way (my personal opinion),but if they hadn't hired him then they would have given up......I don't think that they would have gone through many if any other auditions to find a singer....
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