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Started by Snarlygog on May 4, 2020 5:47:28 PM
RIP Dave Greenfield

Alas anouther Covid-19 casualty.

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Snarlygog - 04 May 2020 17:48:26 (#1 of 63)

https://g.co/kgs/CMUJAt

Just love the keyboards in this.

ReverendBlueJeans - 04 May 2020 17:50:44 (#2 of 63)

Gracious.

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 18:31:06 (#3 of 63)

"He was the difference between The Stranglers and every other punk band,"

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-52537293

sums it up, a keyboardist was a rarity, let alone one of his ability.

toffle - 04 May 2020 18:34:33 (#4 of 63)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCkPnPqKCcQ

(...play this if he's going to be cremated.)

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 18:36:50 (#5 of 63)

although that's probably he first time I have heard Hugh Cornwell describe The Stranglers as a punk band

phantlers - 04 May 2020 18:39:42 (#6 of 63)

They were prog in every respect other than the onstage posturing.

toffle - 04 May 2020 18:43:51 (#7 of 63)

Never heard of a prog band that was good.

phantlers - 04 May 2020 18:46:28 (#8 of 63)

Not really punk though, more prog pop crossover like XTC.

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 18:46:54 (#9 of 63)

They were a strange bunch, university graduates acting the hards lads.

They had the talent of prog rock band, tbey just weren't so boring.

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 18:47:58 (#10 of 63)

every interview at the time, they denied being punk, I guess you cannot keep it up forever.

toffle - 04 May 2020 18:51:09 (#11 of 63)

Doesn't make them proggie wankers though.

If you wanted to describe them as New Wave, that would probably be OK.

(Aren't we due another wave by now?, it's been over 40 years.)

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 19:09:18 (#12 of 63)

did someone say wanker?

TommyDGNR8 - 04 May 2020 19:10:41 (#13 of 63)

Doesn't make them proggie wankers though.



You're right, it doesn't.

Their music did, though.

HouseOfLametta - 04 May 2020 19:11:03 (#14 of 63)

Ah no! Who thought Jet Black would outlive him?

HouseOfLametta - 04 May 2020 19:11:32 (#15 of 63)

<they weren't remotely prog>

Tylenol - 04 May 2020 19:11:39 (#16 of 63)

university graduates acting the hards lads

He may a graduate but go tell JJ Burnel he's 'acting'.

SinnerBoy - 04 May 2020 19:13:01 (#17 of 63)

Being a karate expert doesn't make you hard. See also Colin Conflict.

AlanII - 04 May 2020 19:20:31 (#18 of 63)

Sad news, RIP.

Arjuna - 04 May 2020 19:24:25 (#19 of 63)

successful businessman, Black at one point owned a fleet of ice cream vans

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranglers

I never knew this, we often used to go and visit my nan and grandad in Guildford, I wonder if we bought ice creams from him

thisonehasalittlehat - 04 May 2020 19:25:17 (#20 of 63)

They only stranglers song I know is peaches. Which I find objectionable.

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