The Stranglers to perform at Belgrade’s Beer Fest

The famous British band, The Stranglers will perform at this year’s Belgrade Beer Fest, which will be held from 15th to 19th August. The concert of one of the most influential post-punk bands is scheduled for the second day of the festival on Thursday, 16th August, and the admission to the concert is free.

The famous British band is the first generation of punk musicians in the UK. In their lustrous career, they have had as many as 23 hits among the Top 40 singles in the UK.

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The huge popularity of The Stranglers is partly the result of the successful changes they have gone through from being branded as aggressive newcomers and subsequently transitioning to a sophisticated pop-rock band. They are certainly best known for their timeless hit Golden Brown from the latter part of the career, which continues to be used as soundtrack in popular movies and TV shows.

Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11th September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisticated pop of some of their 1980s output.

They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single “Golden Brown”. Their other hits include 1970’s Punk Rock hits “No More Heroes”, “Peaches”, “Always the Sun” and “Skin Deep” and the 2003 Top 40 hit “Big Thing Coming”, which was seen as a return to form.

In May 2006, Roberts left the band, and The Stranglers were now back to a four-piece line-up Jean-Jacques Burnel, Jet Black, Dave Greenfield and Baz Warne, with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel. In concert, Burnel returned to singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne sang the numbers originally led by Hugh Cornwell.

Nele Karajlic will also perform on the same night as The Stranglers, on 16th August.

(Blic, 07.06.2018)

Photo credits: Blic / Promo


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