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.