We were saddened to hear of the death of Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield this week. The band hold a special place in the heart of us all here – indeed, it won’t be too long into a conversation before the editor will let on that they were the first band he saw live. Post-punk before punk even had a post, a lot of that was down to those keys from Greenfield and especially in conjunction with JJ Burnel’s bass.
As is traditional on such occasions, we’ve put together a C60 Spotify playlist. This is key-heavy Stranglers stuff and the 2010 Fire & Water LP Burnel and Greenfield put together and deserves a wider audience.
Turn your crossfade on and whack it up to 12 seconds for the full effect.