Daily Archives: October 26, 2011


The Stranglers – Walk on by

This was another of my father’s favourites that popped into my head this week. I was unsure about posting it as there are several different great versions of this song that I like, notably Dionne Warwick’s fragile and heartfelt and Issac Hayes’ dark and brooding ones.

But I decided on this for it’s energy and for nostalgia’s sake. The only slight knock is the slightly self-indulgent instrumental interlude, but otherwise it is a triumph. It is a classic cover version in that it takes a song, gives it a completely different slant and breathes new life into it. I can’t imagine there would have been too many Stranglers fans digging Burt Bacharach prior to this!