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The Stranglers
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The Stranglers are an English rock music group.

Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are the longest-surviving and most continuously successful band to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s. Beginning life as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey,[1] they originally built a following within the mid-'70spub 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 to the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.

The Stranglers' early sound was driven by Jean-Jacques Burnel's pulsating bass, but also proudly gave prominence to Dave Greenfield's keyboards at a time when the instrument was seen as unfashionable. Their early music was also characterised by the growling vocals and sometimesmisanthropic 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 would later write: "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."[2]



19/08 03:00  Mogadishu
ε αυτο το βιντεο του "Nice N Sleazy" με τις ξεκωλες δεν το ειχα ξαναδει...τελικα εχει δικιο ο Usound που ελεγε εκεινο το κειμενο που ειχες γραψει καποτε να το κρατησουμε σαν συλλεκτικο...χαχαχαχαχαχα

19/08 09:28  coldplay
απο τα αγαπημενα μου συγκροτηματα
Διαλεξες ωραια τραγουδια
Εκεινο το midnight summer dream φερνει και πολλες αναμνησεις για αυτο και αποφευγω να ακουω παλια τραγουδια μονο καινουρια..
Στο Νice N Sleazy τα δινουν πραγματικα ολα στην σκηνη:)
19/08 19:35  CANYON
19/08 20:12  apostel
Ωραίος !
Συμπληρώνω με άλλο ένα ,να έχεις καρέ των Stranglers.
Whatever Happened To Leon Trotsky?
He Got An Ice Pick
That Made His Ears Burn
Whatever Happened To Dear Old Lenin? ...
No More Heroes Any More

20/08 10:37  Bluesman
καλημερα, να ειστε ολοι καλα
21/08 01:27  ABI NORMAL
21/08 01:52  ABI NORMAL
Jean-Jacques Burnel
Jean-Jacques Burnel, also known as JJ Burnel, is an Anglo-French musician and songwriter, best known the bass guitarist an with the British rock band, The Stranglers. He was born in London, to French parents on 21 February, 1952. He moved with his parents to Godalming in Surrey when he was about twelve. Burnel originally trained as a classical guitarist, but adopted the bass guitar as his instrument within the Stranglers. He has also sung lead vocals on approximately 25% of their songs.

Burnel has been with The Stranglers since their inception in 1974, but has also made two solo albums Euroman Cometh in 1979, and Un Jour Parfait in 1988, as well as a collaborative album with fellow Strangler Dave Greenfield, Fire & Water in 1983.

Burnel is noted for his distinctive bass guitar sound, which is particularly prominent on earlier Stranglers recordings produced by Martin Rushent, such as the hit singles "No More Heroes" and "Peaches". The sound is aggressive and trebly, was created using a Fender Precision Bass with Rotosound roundwound strings played with a plectrum very close to the bridge, through a Marshall 4-by-12 loudspeaker cabinet. Such a cabinet was intended for electric guitar, and the speaker cones on Burnel's unit were damaged. J J Burnel has been a Rotosound endorsee since the early 1980s, and is featured in Rotosound's advertising.

Burnel is a karate expert and was reported to be running a dojo in Cambridgeshire, England. In May 1991 when Jean Jacques Burnel returned from Japan and was graded by Master Soeno of Shidokan as 2nd Dan. He is also a motorcyclist and a fan of the Triumph Bonneville.

He has also composed and performed some music for the anime, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, including both the opening and ending themes, We Were Lovers, and You Won't See Me Coming respectively.
* Euroman Cometh - 1979 - UK #40
* Fire & Water - 1983 - with Dave Greenfield
* Un Jour Parfait - 1988
21/08 01:56  ABI NORMAL
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