Best solo albums 1979

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NOSFERATU
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52%
EUROMAN COMETH
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48%
 
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Best solo albums 1979

Post by wanderlust » 13 Feb 2007, 16:51

Nosferatu wins it for me as it was influential on future stranglers material Euroman cometh less so but both were before their time musically..
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Post by Alias » 13 Feb 2007, 16:54

Yup, went for the 'feratu too.
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Post by PaulinLondon » 13 Feb 2007, 17:01

Euroman for me. Still listen to it very regularly.
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Post by Ian9331 » 13 Feb 2007, 17:04

Euroman for me too. Played it a 1000 times more than Nosferatu.
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Post by theraven1979 » 13 Feb 2007, 18:24

Impossible to answer - both really good albums. I was listening to "Big Bug" the other day in the car and I love how Hugh has double vocals on that and one of them is screaming in the background. Of course JJ's Eurohomme is ground breaking as well - I can't decide.

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Post by MULLY » 13 Feb 2007, 21:32

Euroman by a euromile (should that be a kilometre? :oops: )
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Post by mccardigan » 15 Feb 2007, 08:38

Euroman gets it for me as I instantly fell in love with it wheras Nosferatu has grown on me over the years. However it is a testimony to Nos that 16 years after buying it I have grown to love it! For you oldies it must have been great hearing the inventiveness of these two lps. Or did you feel left down?
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Post by gizzard » 15 Feb 2007, 09:15

This is a tough one as both are great albums.

Played Nosferatu for the first time for yonks last week and it was excellent as I remember.
Easily Hugh's best solo LP.
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Post by Andrew » 15 Feb 2007, 10:20

Euroman by a whisker, but both are superb.

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 15 Feb 2007, 18:55

mccardigan wrote: For you oldies it must have been great hearing the inventiveness of these two lps. Or did you feel left down?
let down.

Neither came anywhere to The Stranglers out-put at that time. Prefer 'Euroman' but still give 'Nosferatu' an occassional spin.

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Post by wanderlust » 15 Feb 2007, 19:57

Both are really underrated pieces of post punk rock NOSFERATU was a possible influence on some of the gothic bands of the 80's and along with Post-punk Damned and Banshees paved the way for the emergence of bands like JOY DIVISION and others..EUROMAN may have sounded wacky at the time but it has aged quite well considering the period it was recorded in. I think these two albums would have taken off if Hugh and JJ had more time to promote them between stranglers tours and albums which wasn't possible. JJ got as far as the ill fated tour and Hugh didnt get the chance to air any of this material til the mid 90's..
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Post by Cola Can » 26 Feb 2007, 22:25

NOSFERATU! the opening track alone deserves a medal.
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