BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

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BEST THING ABOUT PAUL'S DEPARTURE

No more blondes in the band
9
5%
Baz's singing
16
9%
JJ singing more songs
101
57%
Another new era..it's the anticipation of things to come
34
19%
Not having to fork out for the SBE DVD
1
1%
Hopefully it won't be YEARS before the next album
8
5%
Harmony will come to the forum
2
1%
Arguing about who is actually the lead singer
6
3%
 
Total votes: 177

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parasiteinblack wrote:
Someone like you? wrote:1,New era.
2, JJ sings more.
But then again I think Suite XVI is a very weak album compared say to About Time,and Norfolk Coast? Only 2 decent tracks are I Hate You Now-JJ song, and She`s Slipping Away(which sounds like a Paul song)?
Also to put things into context,Acoustic Set-Convention CD, features quite a few Paul era classics, as in, Long Black Veil, Dutch Moon, Mine All Mine etc.
Personally I miss Pauls vocal input,but am aware of some of the reasons why he left, and why some fans didn`t dig him!?
Remember circa 1990-96ish? The `Glers stayed alive after a painful Hugh departure? He was fresh blood, helped keep em alive?
Technically a very good singer,fantastic range etc. But annoying stage prescence, (tried TOO hard to fit in/prove himself)? ???
Its taken me untill Giants to get used to Baz`s style.
Then again Baz undoubtedly "Fills" Hughs vacant shoes, a lot better. 2 front men,(like the Hugh days)? and is a fantastic guitarist, fits the original MiB dynamic a lot better? Hence, please`s those who didn`t like Paul as a "non guitarist/Hugh" replacement"?
YES! there were those quirky movements,nervous mannerisms of Pauls, BUT remember, listen to the "classics" of In the Night,About Time,Norfolk Coast era-The boy could sing.
Last note. The Stranglers even by their "knockers" admission "Always morphed musically/Technically fantastic musicians"? LIKE THEIR MUSIC, THEIR LINE-UP MORPHED !?
This is from a fan from 1978 who took 5 years to "get" Paul.ALWAYS wanted Hugh back untill About Time came out.
(Remember no-one can be ALL things to ALL men)
Thats part of their allure? Viva the MiB!
Great post mate 8)

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of course i bought it,
but i voted for........

Not having to fork out for the SBE DVD

only because it didn't have a vote

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Then again Baz undoubtedly "Fills" Hughs vacant shoes, a lot better.
Errr....no.

Hugh is Hugh - A legend that cannot be replicated. Baz is just Baz

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Hugh is an legend. Baz is good but Hugh is Ireplacable.

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Hammersmith1982 wrote:
Then again Baz undoubtedly "Fills" Hughs vacant shoes, a lot better.
Errr....no.

Hugh is Hugh - A legend that cannot be replicated. Baz is just Baz

Yep! Hugh def is Hugh!
Baz is def Baz!
I meant in the context of Baz filling Hughs shoes better than the John Ellis/Paul Roberts filling Hughs shoes! :mrgreen:
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The best thing about Paul's departure was that Paul left the band
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Not returning.
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Burn e 77 wrote:Not returning.
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haha year it was permanent wasn't it. Mind you there could be a place for him on the forthcoming JJ/Hugh ballet

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I`d pay good money to see JJ,Hugh,Baz & Paul ALL in little tutu`s.....(prospect of Jet in one dont even bare thinking of)! :shock:
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The only good thing about Paul's departure was that JJ sings more. I like Baz a lot, though I don't rate his singing anywhere near as highly as I rate Paul's. My biggest regret Stranglers-wise is that I never saw them with Paul (I was born a couple of years too late to have seen them with Hugh).
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Josh wrote:The only good thing about Paul's departure was that JJ sings more. I like Baz a lot, though I don't rate his singing anywhere near as highly as I rate Paul's. My biggest regret Stranglers-wise is that I never saw them with Paul (I was born a couple of years too late to have seen them with Hugh).
ah don't worry you didn't miss much, unless you enjoy pratish on stage behaviour that is. I saw them a couple of times, and that was enough...

I agree he's a good singer though, with better vocal ability than Baz.

He's better on record when you can't see him though :-)
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When I see footage of MK2 at times they look really good, but when Paul does his prancing around then it kinda spoils it.

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