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Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004, 06:28 pm
OMG! The Stranglers are coming to Brisbane!

To which most of you would reply, "Who?" The Stranglers are a band that started in 1977 and are still touring and making new music. They are often categorised as a punk rock band, but I don't care much for categories, and besides which I've had the opportunity to track their musical evolution. They may have started out as a punk rock band, but they mellowed into a thoughtful introspective band with edge, until they lost the plot in the mid 90s and degenerated into a tribute band for themselves. It's quite sad really, but I'm still excited at the prospect of getting to see them live. Woot!

POSTSCRIPT: I would never had known they were touring if ristin hadn't phoned me when he did to say he would be home late, because I was so engrossed in a magazine article while riding on the bus (I'm a politics junkie) that I would have gotten off at a different stop and never have seen the poster. Thank you Ristin!

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 02:19 am (UTC)
arakinuk

Sounds cool! *grins* Couldn't see it in the discography, but didn't they do an album called "The Raven"? (has a track called black helicopters on it, iirc)

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Excellent memory. They did do an album called "The Raven", but no song called "Black Helicopters". They did do "Meninblack" on it, though.

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC)
arakinuk

*nods* nods, that's the one :) (creepy voices *shudders*)
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Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
bigkidsid

Well - you better watch out for the skin deep!

Fri, Aug. 20th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

LOL!

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
aldi

They had only one hit in my area back in 1985, No Mercy. Is that their biggest hit everywhere else too?

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
bigkidsid

think their biggest in th euk was golden brown.

Thu, Aug. 19th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
whitetail

The Raven rocks! One of my favorite albums ever. I have the original UK LP with the 3-D cover. Extremely droolworthy!