Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

The Stranglers – Walk On By

CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #2

Punk was at its height in 1978 when The Stranglers released the  ‘Black and White‘ album. Anarchy was the order of the day. Here the Stranglers were thumbing there noses at Burt Bacharach and Hal David syrupy love songs, and turned it into a guitar driven rant, with an admittedly a long slightly indulgent solo.

Of course they also recorded ‘Golden Brown’ a syrupy love song to heroin. It is not recorded what Burt Bacharach made of this version but I suspect its not going into his desert island discs…

The Stranglers:

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