Strangler’s drummer Jet Black (Born Brian John Duffy) was born on this day, August 26th, in…wait for it…1938! Holy Cow! Rock on Jet Black, and have an excellent Birthday. Favorite Strangler’s Song: “All Roads Lead To Rome.”
“Shhh…Please Don’t Tell My Age.”
Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers was born on this day, August 28th, in 1949! Hugh is currently in the process of re-releasing his download-only 2008 album, HOOVERDAM. Like all of Cornwell’s dozen or so post-Stranglers‘ solo efforts, HOOVERDAM is quite excellent and recommended listening. Favorite Stranglers song: “All Roads Lead To Rome.”
I’ve been a fan of Britain’s seminal art-punk band, The Stranglers, from “Peaches” to “All Roads Lead to Rome” and into all of vocalist Hugh Cornwell’s numerous brilliant solo albums. Now Cornwell is offering a free download of his latest album, Hoover Dam directly from his website. I spent five minutes yesterday downloading the CD after being turned on to the offer by my good pal Randy, and I enjoyed playing these ten songs all afternoon! The album is fantastic, not a bad song in the bunch. I highly recommend adding Hoover Dam to your collection.