Hugh Cornwell EX - THE STRANGLERS
Fri 3/11 Hugh Cornwell Performing 2 Sets! -
Hugh Cornwell (Ex - Stranglers)
Hugh will be doing two sets, the first a mix of Stranglers hits and solo material and after a short break they will be performing The Stranglers album Rattus Norvegicus in its entirety.
Hughs band features Fish on bass/vocals and Clem Burke (from Blondie) on drums.
LATEST STUDIO ALBUM - HOOVERDAM
OUT NOW (FREE DOWNLOAD / VINYL / CD+DVD DIGIPAK)
NEW DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM - NEW SONGS FOR KING KONG
OUT NOW (VINYL / CD)
Hugh Cornwell completed his new album Hooverdam and first film Blueprint (a live studio performance of the film and interview) in Toerag Studios in 2008 with producer Liam Watson, best known for producing the White Stripes' Elephant. Hooverdam is also available worldwide as a high-quality free download from Hugh's own website and from www.ih52.com. This site is in ten languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese), bringing Hugh's music for free to most of the world's population. The physical release is a triple-sleeved digipak featuring both album and film in one exclusive CD / DVD package. The album is also available on vinyl.
Hugh's latest release in 2010 is a live double album, New Songs For King Kong, recorded in November 2009, with one disc being Hooverdam LIVE and the other a live performance of The Stranglers' classic album Rattus Norvegicus.
Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles in the 17-year period he was in the band. The Stranglers etched themselves into the UK's musical psyche with Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always The Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess, Walk On By, Strange Little Girl and Skin Deep.
Cornwell has reveled in his musical freedom ever since a sold out Stranglers gig at London's Alexandra Palace in the summer of 1990, when he announced he was leaving the group. He has released seven solo albums, Wolf (1988), Wired (1993), Guilty (1997), Hifi (2001), Beyond Elysian Fields (2004), Footprints In The Desert (2005), Dirty Dozen / People Places Pieces (2006) and now, Hooverdam (2008); and three collaborations, Nosferatu (1979) featuring Robert Williams, CCW (1992) featuring Roger Cook and Andy West, and Sons Of Shiva (2002) featuring Sex W Johnston.
Cornwell's book, The Stranglers: Song by Song, was published in November 2001 by Sanctuary Publishing. In it he explains for the first time the real stories behind the Stranglers extensive catalogue of songs. In October 2004 Cornwell's autobiography A Multitude of Sins was published by Harper Collins.
The Stranglers' most successful song, Golden Brown, featured on the soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's Hollywood blockbuster Snatch; whilst Peaches was used as the opening sequence of the hit film Sexy Beast as well as in a Nike TV ad for 2002's Football World Cup.
And now, with the lo fi masterpiece Hooverdam available as a free download, Cornwell again breaks new ground and proves himself to be a unique force in British music.
"[Hooverdam] is a cousin to Lou Reeds storming 1988 LP, New York. A very coherent album with a timeless quality" Record Collector.
"He remains a hugely popular and prolific performer who's songwriting retains it's fiery eloquence and whose gigs still crackle with electricity" Class Rock.
"He's been vastly underrated as a solo performer in the past, but even the most lapsed of fans should revel in this LP release." The Fly Magazine.
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