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Worse Stranglers "career move"

Following up Golden Brown with La Folie
73
39%
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
17
9%
Something else (see below)
14
8%
 
Total votes: 185

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Post by Ian9331 » 15 Nov 2006, 12:16

LUKEJAKE17 wrote:the worst career move was hiring paul as singer
I agree. Paul would be great with a band like The Who but I don't think The Stranglers need a solo lead singer. With Paul or anyone else for that matter it just can't work. Bad Career Move.

I don't think La Folie following up Golden Brown was a bad career move coz didn't they then release Strange Little Girl quite soon after La Folie.....

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Post by gizzard » 15 Nov 2006, 13:42

Ian9331 wrote:
LUKEJAKE17 wrote:the worst career move was hiring paul as singer
Paul would be great with a band like The Who quote]


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by PaulinLondon » 15 Nov 2006, 13:59

gizzard wrote:
Ian9331 wrote:
LUKEJAKE17 wrote:the worst career move was hiring paul as singer
Paul would be great with a band like The Who quote]


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Surely, "Paul would be great as Dr. Who". :?:
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Post by ravenlunatic » 15 Nov 2006, 20:57

PaulinLondon wrote:
gizzard wrote:
Ian9331 wrote: Paul would be great with a band like The Who quote]


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Surely, "Paul would be great as Dr. Who". :?:
Sorry? Paul? paul who? :? Ah thats showbiz!

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Post by LUKEJAKE17 » 15 Nov 2006, 22:40

TWO SUNSPOTS wrote:
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....
when he sung the songs in his own way, it was horrible! the way he sung parts of no more heroes was horrically disturbing.

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Post by PjInBlack » 15 Nov 2006, 22:58

LUKEJAKE17 wrote:
TWO SUNSPOTS wrote:
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....
when he sung the songs in his own way, it was horrible! the way he sung parts of no more heroes was horrically disturbing.
yeah i agree it was awful

he couldnt sing big thing coming either - sounds awful on the coast to coast cd

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Post by LUKEJAKE17 » 15 Nov 2006, 23:09

PjInBlack wrote:
LUKEJAKE17 wrote:
TWO SUNSPOTS wrote: 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....
when he sung the songs in his own way, it was horrible! the way he sung parts of no more heroes was horrically disturbing.
yeah i agree it was awful

he couldnt sing big thing coming either - sounds awful on the coast to coast cd
peaches was bad too! the way he sung it was really bad

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Post by ravenlunatic » 15 Nov 2006, 23:19

LUKEJAKE17 wrote:
PjInBlack wrote:
LUKEJAKE17 wrote: when he sung the songs in his own way, it was horrible! the way he sung parts of no more heroes was horrically disturbing.
yeah i agree it was awful

he couldnt sing big thing coming either - sounds awful on the coast to coast cd
peaches was bad too! the way he sung it was really bad
Although I am not one to criticise Paul (occasionaly in jest), It is intersesting to note that most of us consider Hugh's strange vocals as endearing and fascinating (Big in Americorrr, Clit-aris, Herooos etc.) but when Paul has his own little odd ways of pronouncing things, its fucking annoying! I suppose its seen as lack of respect for the original. Just an observation.

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Post by LUKEJAKE17 » 15 Nov 2006, 23:22

ravenlunatic wrote:
LUKEJAKE17 wrote:
PjInBlack wrote: yeah i agree it was awful

he couldnt sing big thing coming either - sounds awful on the coast to coast cd
peaches was bad too! the way he sung it was really bad
Although I am not one to criticise Paul (occasionaly in jest), It is intersesting to note that most of us consider Hugh's strange vocals as endearing and fascinating (Big in Americorrr, Clit-aris, Herooos etc.) but when Paul has his own little odd ways of pronouncing things, its fucking annoying! I suppose its seen as lack of respect for the original. Just an observation.
i get your point, they shouldnt record them for a 2nd time anyway, the song is the song, leave it how it is.

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Post by PaulinLondon » 16 Nov 2006, 09:23

In the latter stages of his membership with the band, Paul's version of "Golden Brown" became progressively worse. The last time he sang it live was to me, an utter shambles.
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Post by LUKEJAKE17 » 17 Nov 2006, 21:50

pauls not that popular is he?

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Post by theraven1979 » 17 Nov 2006, 22:05

He was but now he's gone people feel that they can come out of the woodwork and slag him

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