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Sunday, 8 November 2009

THE STRANGLERS - The Raven (CD-Rip with Bonus Tracks)


I picked this up when I was away the other week. A £1.99 charity shop bargain. My original vinyl copy was well scratched, even before it was either swapped, sold or stolen. Finding this again on CD with bonus tracks was a right result, and listening to it again, well….I should have taken better care of the original, cos this is a classic that I’d forgotten about over the years, but it’s back in my life now thanx to whoever donated it to the RSPCA Charity Shop in The Mumbles, nice one. Like The Clash’s London Calling and The Damned’s Machine Gun Etiquette The Raven sees The Stranglers moving away from their original sound, the trademark Bass and Keyboards are still there but this is dark, poppy and experimental in equal measures. Through the eyes of The Raven The Stranglers songs took on a more worldly view and subject matter; Genetic engineering Genetix, Uranium mining in Australia Nuclear Device and The Shah of Iran leaving Shah, Shah A Go Go, they even took it to another world of aliens and UFO’s with Meninblack, and Duchess… well that has to be one of the best pop songs ever written. Enjoy!

I’ve had to upload this to a different file sharing site because in the week I was away my usual hosts Media Fire have had a change around and for some reason I can’t seem to upload anything to it anymore, hence why there’s been no music for a while. Hope this doesn’t cause any problems, if it does, let me know. Problems....did I say problems, well................
FUCK THIS SHIT! A WHOLE DAY SPENT TRYING TO UPLOAD THIS TO VARIOUS PLACES AND ALL I GET IS SHIT. JACK FUCKING SHIT! NOWHERE WANTS TO KNOW. I give up. Maybe tommorrow. RESULT! Here'a link to The Raven by The Stranglers. CLICK!,

6 comments:

corbypunk said...

A lot of people seem to be starting to have problems uploading to different file sharing sites nowadays, I wonder if these sites are having external pressure put on them to stop file sharing?

Anonymous said...

I think the party may well be over quite soon. I’ve always erred on the side of caution and stuck well below my download limit, now I’m just grabbing all the shit I can while there’s still time.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

I dunno, think my download limits are OK, I was gonna put in the post that if Peter Meddlesome Mandlesone or Lily fuckin' Allen had anything to do with it I would be less than pleased, I then thought, can't see it some how, cos I thought it was just P2P shit they were looking at, but maybe the party could be coming to and end. I'll have to try something else a live one of someone, in case it's cos the Stranglers shits commercially available, could be another reason for the probs, no trouble downloading from other blogs though. Perhapes it's cos I'm not a 'premier' user? I dunno but As Shaw Taylor said on Police 5, "Keep 'em Peeled."

Longy said...

To be honet Nuzz,its a relief to read of your woes uploading. I'm glad its not just me!

PS Having a Premium account makes no difference to my uploading probs at all so don't bother with it. I only got a rapidshit account because I was downloading a load of films for a mate. Downloading is no trouble but uploading's been a total pain in the arse!

nekrodad said...

thanks for this one mate, i would love to repost over at my blog if u dont mind?

Anonymous said...

the Stranglers always were a very underated band. shame, coz most of their lps were excellent! (especially from 77 to 81: from "Rattus..." to "La Folie" there's a lot to explore!).
"The Raven" could be considered their best album overall.
always loved this band