The Stranglers
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The Stranglers

The Stranglers Biography (Wikipedia)

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene.

Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.

They had major mainstream success with their single "Golden Brown". Their other hits include "No More Heroes", "Peaches", "Always the Sun" and "Skin Deep".

The Stranglers' early sound was driven by Jean-Jacques Burnel's melodic bass, but also gave prominence to Dave Greenfield's keyboards. Their early music was also characterised by the growling vocals and sometimes misanthropic lyrics of both Jean-Jacques Burnel and Hugh Cornwell. Over time, their output gradually grew more refined and sophisticated. Summing up their contribution to popular music, critic Dave Thompson later wrote: "From bad-mannered yobs to purveyors of supreme pop delicacies, the group was responsible for music that may have been ugly and might have been crude – but it was never, ever boring."

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Golden Brown
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No More Heroes
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No More Heroes
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Up Town - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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Up Town - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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Golden Brown - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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Golden Brown - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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Somthing Better Change - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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Somthing Better Change - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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No Mercy - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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No Mercy - Dominion Theatre, London 1985
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5 Minutes
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5 Minutes
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Always The Sun
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Always The Sun
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Hanging Around
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Hanging Around
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Sweden (All Quiet On The Western Front)
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Sweden (All Quiet On The Western Front)
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(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
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(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
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Something Better Change
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Something Better Change
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Strange Little Girl
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