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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 06:28:57 PM »
Thanks for the link!  8)
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 12:04:30 PM »
First review by John Robb - good as it is, I don't like the fact that he dismisses the 90s albums as a whole, because I'd really enjoyed their 1995 album "About Time".  >:(
http://louderthanwar.com/featured/the-stranglers-giants-album-review

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Mainstream radio is lost these days, too concerned with everything apart from the music. The best bands operate on their own terms, let them come to you!

Very true!
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 02:31:47 PM »
First review by John Robb - good as it is, I don't like the fact that he dismisses the 90s albums as a whole, because I'd really enjoyed their 1995 album "About Time".  >:(
http://louderthanwar.com/featured/the-stranglers-giants-album-review

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Mainstream radio is lost these days, too concerned with everything apart from the music. The best bands operate on their own terms, let them come to you!

Very true!

I've liked all the albums. There were a few weak songs with Paul singing but also some crackers and hidden jems. I just wish some of the folk over at The Stranglers Forums would get over the fact that Cornwell isn't in the band. It's been 22 years. He's done some excellent work himself in that time but some people don't think you can like both. I think the current line-up easily matches up to the best of the 70's and 80's stuff. Looking forward to hearing the studio versions of the new songs.

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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2012, 11:41:36 AM »
Good interview with JJ Burnel about the new album, tour etc.:
http://www.stranglers.net/Feature_17_JJ_Giants.html

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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2012, 11:11:33 AM »
J.J. Burnel is apparently going to be on the One Show on friday 3rd feb. BBC1 at 7pm.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2012, 02:28:54 PM »
Wot?

Even one member of The Stranglers on prime-time BBC 1?

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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2012, 02:49:44 PM »
Apparently it is true:
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Updated-We have just been advised that JJ is now appearing on the programme on Friday 3rd February 2012 at 7pm. Apologies for the late change...

Following his recent appearance on the Top Of The Pops 1977 documentary, JJ is back on the BBC again this week. He features on BBC1's The One Show this Thursday the 2nd Of February which starts at 7pm. We will post an iPlayer link once it is live...
http://www.stranglers.net/
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 02:52:20 PM »
Just having a second listen to their new single via that link on their website - naff pop song with JJ's bass covering a multitude of sins I reckon so far.

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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 02:53:48 PM »
Haven't heard that yet. But the new album is said to be "varied", so I wouldn't worry about one weak song...
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 02:57:05 PM »
Oh, I'm not worried!
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 03:01:31 PM »
http://www.kerrangradio.co.uk/listen-again

Select Tuesday - song starts, after The Buzzcocks and "Boredom", about 1.06.17.
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 03:13:55 PM »
Oh, I'm not worried!

Why not? That new song isn't their strongest indeed.  :-\
Thanks for the link, found it here as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWPr92fm6c0

Above mentioned JJ interview lets me look forward to the tour:
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Your touring schedule kicks off in March. How many of the new songs would you like to include in your set?

I think not more than four or five because there are lots of older songs we'd like to revive for the hell of it, just for fun. to rediscover old friends. It's always difficult, and it gets more and more difficult with each new album, because we've got more and more material to choose from.
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012, 06:21:29 PM »
Now this is more like it! An instrumental version of one new track called Lowlands, sounds great to my ears!
http://soundcloud.com/chapple-davies/the-stranglers-lowlands
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Re: Stranglers
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2012, 09:11:09 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bqn6y

The Story of "No More Heroes" starts about 41.30 - oh, and a couple of brief Adverts clips too!
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