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iPod song of the week – The Stranglers

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On February 3, 2008
At 9:30 pm
Comments : 3

I know, I’m supposed to be watching the Super Bowl with 90 million other people but someone has to mind the Interweb. So, instead, let’s rediscover the best song about heroin ever! Actually, when I was a kid listening to this song, I had no idea it was about drugs. I just liked its carnivalesque, rollicking melody and instrumentation. It was like nothing else I was hearing on the radio. Is that a harpsichord? Who knows. I do know that this is one song I never, ever skip on my iPod and has been redone by about a million people. None of them are as good as the original. The Stranglers were a great punk band and then, after punk, a great melodic guitar band. This is from the later stage, as you can probably tell. It’s almost jazzy.

Oh, and I apologize for not updating the iSotW page since New Year’s but it’s gotten too long and will mess up the page and I’m thinking about what to do about that. While I’m thinking, listen to the song.

The Stranglers – Golden Brown

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.


3 Comments for this post

  1. Girlnextdoortn says:

    I absolutely love this song. It and the Mirwais song were the best ones from the movie Snatch.

  2. Becca says:

    I’ve never seen Snatch but now I may need to.

  3. Girlnextdoortn says:

    Quite good.

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