Which Version of Strange Little Girl do you prefer?

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Which Version of Strange Little Girl do you prefer?

1974 demo
11
13%
1982 single
66
78%
Can't make my mind up
8
9%
 
Total votes: 85

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Post by Guest » 26 Jan 2006, 15:59

mccardigan wrote:I'm with Jim - the all Live version is best "Here's another of our heavy meta classics.."

"All this stuff about child abuse, when I was a child I had to abuse myself..."

Is it just me or does the Laid Black version sound dangerously like the old Emmerdale Farm theme tune?
Was it on the Dreamtime tour that they started the song with JJ doing echo bass on the opening note (think it's D) and then Dave came in a few bars later ? Loved that beginning !

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Post by theraven1979 » 26 Jan 2006, 16:29

85` wasn`t it?

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mccardigan wrote:I'm with Jim - the all Live version is best "Here's another of our heavy meta classics.."

"All this stuff about child abuse, when I was a child I had to abuse myself..."

Is it just me or does the Laid Black version sound dangerously like the old Emmerdale Farm theme tune?
Was it on the Dreamtime tour that they started the song with JJ doing echo bass on the opening note (think it's D) and then Dave came in a few bars later ? Loved that beginning !
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Post by PaulinLondon » 26 Jan 2006, 16:41

Jim - it was 85 - I'm sure of it.

Normally not less than four to six echo beats and then in came Dave.
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Post by Guest » 26 Jan 2006, 21:46

deffo '85 - remember JJ's bass echoing around the Dominion on the Aural Sculpture tour

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Post by cassydale » 26 Jan 2006, 23:23

Sticking to the original question it has to be the single version for me ........but there are some excellent live versions around.
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Post by Mitch K » 27 Jan 2006, 11:56

It's one Stranglers song I never liked, I don't know if I subconciously linked it with a worry at the time that gigs were gonna be taken over by screaming girls with silk stranglers scarves (Cornball at that time seemed to be modelling himself on David Hasselhoff) but it just fookin grates on me, time for a pint if it's played live.

.........I dont like Always the Sun either :cry:


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Post by theraven1979 » 27 Jan 2006, 12:31

Call yerself a fan!

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Mitch K wrote:It's one Stranglers song I never liked, I don't know if I subconciously linked it with a worry at the time that gigs were gonna be taken over by screaming girls with silk stranglers scarves (Cornball at that time seemed to be modelling himself on David Hasselhoff) but it just fookin grates on me, time for a pint if it's played live.

.........I dont like Always the Sun either :cry:


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Post by Mitch K » 27 Jan 2006, 12:46

No mate

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Post by Mad Hatter » 27 Jan 2006, 13:25

I prefer the demo version, because this shows how the Stranglers originally intended this song to sound. However, when the officially released this song as a "two-fingers" to EMI in 1982, I couldn't help admire their style!

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Post by SmallPaul » 27 Jan 2006, 18:09

Mitch K wrote:It's one Stranglers song I never liked, I don't know if I subconciously linked it with a worry at the time that gigs were gonna be taken over by screaming girls with silk stranglers scarves (Cornball at that time seemed to be modelling himself on David Hasselhoff) but it just fookin grates on me, time for a pint if it's played live.

.........I dont like Always the Sun either :cry:


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But Mitch, the fact that the screaming-girls-silk-scarves thing thankfully didn't materialise, perhaps you could revisit SLG & re-evaluate. It's class. The 1982 version for me.

Always the Sun live is a 'pint' song for me, too.

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Post by PeteL » 27 Jan 2006, 23:43

'82 for me, even though I wrote off my parents car the day after I bought the single and taped it to play on the cassette player in the car...
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Post by Skin Deep » 06 Mar 2006, 22:29

1982 single for me also. It's just perfect.

Reminds me of my dim and distant youth. :cry:
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