Subhuman5

The Stranglers Subhuman5

26 января 2019 г.
Stranglers Story and Discography in German Collectors' Magazine in more parts, very detailed:
http://www.bielefelderkataloge.de/om-ebooks-archiv.html
dave_disaster

The Stranglers as reviewed by dave_disaster

10 марта 2014 г.
Punk was (& should always be) an ATTITUDE not a fashion! Punk was about being original & being different. THE STRANGLERS were unique in their style then, but their sound owes much to THE DOORS, which again shows punks' many styles in which you take your influences & create something new. Punk was never about being pigeonholed into one particular sound & style, of which was lost during the 2nd wave of punk whern all the bands became copies of each other. Listen to the diverse sounds of the SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH & THE DAMNED, & then compare to ADAM & THE ANTS (pre his stupid pirate era), SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES & WIRE, & then again to THE BUZZCOCKS & THE JAM. All totally different styles, yet all were punk rock.
andywilson

The Stranglers andywilson

22 ноября 2017 г.
Really you compare them to the Doors? I don't see any comparison at all, much as I like the Doors. The Stranglers started off with a more edgy sound but later became more poppy.
I like both groups but don't really hear any connection.
gary.evans.

The Stranglers gary.evans.

9 декабря 2015 г.
Minor threat started the sxe movement and definitely had nothing to do with heavy metal machismo nor did black flag.As for putting them in the 1977 punk category and comparing to bands like that is ridiculous.I would take your own advice and get your facts right aswell.As for bands being manufactured in 1976-77 is absolute rubbish,punk was an original idea founded by ppl who wanted to have nothing to do with big record labels etc,it was only later on the record labels realised punk was the next big thing and then started throwing the cash around.
Theshahshahagogo

The Stranglers Theshahshahagogo

12 мая 2015 г.
Gee, guys - get your history facts in order....kids, shops, exploitation, clothing and a manufactured boy band who spat. The only instrumentation was called, "cash" - some got lots, some got nothing. Tons of bands/Artists did what all these *shocking* people did way way way before, and hey - some of them could string a sentence together and play instruments. Read up on your history, it's wise to do that - honest :-)
hysteric

The Stranglers hysteric

20 мая 2014 г.
annexxe
Siouxsie and Wire were post-punk, nothing to do with the original 1977 punk.

You're totally wrong, at least as far as Siouxsie is concerned.
Siouxsie Sioux was part of the 'Bromley Contingent', along with Billy Idol, Steven Severin (member of Siouxsie and the Banshees) and some others. The Bromley Contingent was instrumental in influencing the early 70s UK punk movement.
Siouxsie even appeared on the The Sex Pistols' notorious TV appearance with Bill Grundy in 1976, a week later she appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror under the heading "Siouxsie's a punk shocker"
annexxe

The Stranglers annexxe

12 апреля 2014 г.
отредактировал over 4 years ago
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Rich.C

The Stranglers as reviewed by Rich.C

25 апреля 2012 г.
Upon arrival, the Stranglers were perhaps inappropriately corralled into London's boisterous Punk camp. Like many Punk bands, they specialized in offensive, woman-baiting song lyrics and chord-defacing guitar speed, and they were notorious for mercilessly hectoring their fans who appeared to enjoy the abuse. But though they've been around long enough to witness the style's evolution through its Pre- and Post- phases, calling the Stranglers "Punk" dilutes the term's precision. In the band's early days, they sounded more like a faster, harder Dr. Feelgood with tracks like "no more heroes", "peaches", "something better change" "straighten out" than the Sex Pistols. Later they started to sound more "sing-a-long" like Genesis with releases like "strange little girl" & "always the sun." If you compare the bands first LP Rattus Norvegicus (preceding the arrival of the Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks by a number of months), and 1986's flame-retardant Dreamtime there is a world of difference, this for me is the sign of a good band. Id compare their evolution to that of the Clash, from the early "in your face", two fingers to the establishment sound to the more artistic, easy listening sounds as the band matured, ["Golden brown" will forever be a classic]. Having said that,they once played on Top of the Pops with no strings in their guitars, and were forever refusing to answer the press [most notably JJ Brunel in interviews!!]. However,the band have continued in the abscence of singer Hugh Cornwell who thought the band had run out of steam and has pursued a solo career, but like the Jam touring without Weller i cant help thinking this is just like panto, and a band going through the motions, cashing in on past success. Over their quarter century career in music these quasi-Punk dinosaurs seem to be going the way of all dinosaurs by slowly calcifying into fossils.
gazpunk

The Stranglers gazpunk

20 января 2019 г.
I have long admired The Stranglers, and continue to do so.
That last dinosaur jibe is,quite frankly, laughable.
Longevity very often shows the appeal of a band and anyone who takes time to see them live will witness a superb show, despite Cornwell bailing out for whatever reason.
Commerciality is not a fault, it merely shows progression.
Their crowd has changed very little in the 40 or so years I have been watching them, which speaks volumes in itself,and Baz Warne fits in perfectly.
Instead of criticising a good band, just enjoy the music and try not to be bitter about the world!
ratking65

The Stranglers ratking65

4 июня 2018 г.
отредактировал about 1 year ago
Take a look at the huge audiences watching The Stranglers at the moment & you might retract your latter comment.
This band are definitely not going through the motions.