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This the end of an era the last great punk band retiring

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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 in Guildford, Surrey in early 1974,[note 1] they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude had them identified by the media with the emerging 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 sophisti-pop of some of their 1980s output.

They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single "Golden Brown". Their other hits include "No More Heroes", "Peaches", "Always the Sun" and "Skin Deep" and the 2003 Top 40 hit "Big Thing Coming", which was seen as a return to form.

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 Burnel and Hugh Cornwell.[1] 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."[2]

Founding keyboard player Dave Greenfield died on 3 May 2020. On 10 June, the remaining bandmembers announced that they were working on mixing an album the Stranglers had recorded shortly prior to Greenfield's death, and would mount a final tour in the autumn of 2020 in Greenfield's honour.[3]

I was a loser in the loving wars
I took my treasure to the Norfolk Coast
You did it to me
You did it to me
And now you see
What's left of me

I walked alone on the Norfolk Coast
With the screams of the birds they echoed around my mind
With the screams of the birds they echoed around my mind

I was a coward in the loving wars
You were for ever, I was just a pause
You did it to me
You did it to me
And now you see
What's left of me

I walked alone on the Norfolk Coast
With the screams of the birds they echoed around my mind
I walked alone on the N walked alone on the Norfolk Coast
With the screams of the birds they echoed around my mind
With the screams of the birds they echoed around my mind.


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