Tales From the Bitface (Posts about The Stranglers)https://devilgate.org/enContents © 2020 <a href=”mailto:martin@devilgate.org”>Martin McCallion</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:57:37 GMTNikola (getnikola.com)http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNo More…https://devilgate.org/blog/2020/05/04/no-more/Martin McCallion<div><p>Sad to hear of the <a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/04/stranglers-keyboardist-dave-greenfield-dies-after-contracting-covid-19”>death of Dave Greenfield</a> from Covid-19. The Stranglers were not really like other punk bands. But they were the band that got me into punk. I heard ‘No More Heroes’ on the radio one weekend, after hearing my school friends talk about punk, and I never really looked back.</p> <p>I never saw them live, and I didn’t follow their career after the first three or four albums; but there’s a lot of good stuff in those early ones.</p> <p>Greenfield is, I think, the first musician of that generation to die from the pandemic.</p></div>coronavirusdave greenfieldpunkThe Stranglershttps://devilgate.org/blog/2020/05/04/no-more/Mon, 04 May 2020 18:15:56 GMTInteresting Lineuphttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/03/31/interesting-lineup/Martin McCallion<p>Interesting generation-spanning lineup at the <a href=”https://www.songkick.com/festivals/910659-barclaycard-british-summer-time/id/28252699-barclaycard-british-summer-time-2017”>British Summer Time</a> festival in Hyde Park: Green Day headlining, with the lower-on-the-bill bands including The Damned and The Stranglers. Interesting questions of seniority there.</p> <p>They should really get Stiff Little Fingers as well, for the full <cite>High Fidelity</cite> vibe.</p> festivalsGreen Daymusicthe damnedThe Stranglershttps://devilgate.org/blog/2017/03/31/interesting-lineup/Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:43:30 GMT