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    I always thought that the 60s stuff must have been a big inspiration to him. Especially the Doors.

    RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    I don't know how JJ Burnel ranks in terms of proficiency but he couldn't half get a filthy sound out of his bass.
    His solo album Euroman Cometh is such a great record...
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    Love the Stranglers...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    I always thought that the 60s stuff must have been a big inspiration to him. Especially the Doors.

    RIP.
    It's funny, but Burnel had the same opinion when they started playing together for the first time. Apparently Greenfield hadn't even listened to the Doors at the time - but he was a confirmed Wakeman fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    It's funny, but Burnel had the same opinion when they started playing together for the first time. Apparently Greenfield hadn't even listened to the Doors at the time - but he was a confirmed Wakeman fan.
    I always thought that Hugh Cornwell sounded like Jim Morrison at times too...
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    This is very nice...
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    I saw The Stranglers at The Rainbow in July 8th, 1980, "The Raven" tour, me a very young boy on a study-holiday (didn't open a book), loved them since then, a concert I will never forget.

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    In memory of Dave Greenfield I've just finished listening to all seventeen Stranglers studio releases along with associated b-sides. I was introduced to The Stranglers in 1980 and I doubt that they would have grabbed my attention at that time if it wasn't for the presence of Dave Greenfield's keyboards. I get so much enjoyment from his playing through all of the incarnations of the band and, while their catalog is a testament to Dave's abilities as a player, writer and sometime vocalist, it's sad to think that there won't be any more opportunities to see him live or hear his contributions to Stranglers compositions. There is a very nice melancholic synth solo towards the end of 'My Fickle Resolve' from the Giants album that particularly caught my attention and seemed to complement my mood.
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    Shortly before Greenfield died, I went through all the Stranglers albums. There are quite a few gems in those latter day albums.

    I think they had been putting together material for a new studio album (if I'm remembering their Facebook posts correctly). And, as you say, they were still touring extensively. I'm kicking myself for not seeing them last year in the States when they were here.
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    This gives me a lot of pleasure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post


    This gives me a lot of pleasure...
    So it is not something Dave Brubeck ever has played.

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    Never seen this performance before. Dave "fronting" the band!

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    That Brubeck mash-up is pretty rad and pretty darn convincing.

    I like how Greenfield is the only one playing it straight in that Dutch tv clip.
    I want to dynamite your mind with love tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Never seen this performance before. Dave "fronting" the band!

    TopPop was a weekly pop-show in which bands could play back on their hits. Some took it very seriously (UK's Rendezvous 6:02), while others made it into party (Sting with The Police eating a banana). When the band couldn't come to the show Penney de Jager and her dancing-crew did a "ballet". (B.t.w. Penney was Rick van der Linden's wife).
    More on the show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TopPop
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    I saw this on FB today - from The stranglers:

    "Full Final UK Tour And Album Update

    Dave’s death has been an absolute tragedy and mere words cannot describe our deep sense of loss and the sheer, raw emotion that we have felt over the past month. Dave was our dear friend and band mate and we will miss him forever. The loss has had an absolutely devastating effect on us as a band and we’ve spent a lot of time in reflection and discussing the future. We had all been working on recording a new album, much of which is ready to mix. Dave was, of course, an integral part of our work on this new material and, therefore, we fully intend to bring the project to fruition as soon as we can get back together.

    We have also been thinking of you, our fans. We have read the many posts and messages with regard to the Final Full Tour and, after much discussion, we have decided to proceed with the shows in Dave’s honour. Dave was very much looking forward to this being our final, full outing so we believe it’s the most suitably fitting way for all of us together to say goodbye.

    JJ, Baz and Jim."
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