23.4.09

J-J Burnel- The Euroman Cometh (1979)


Another solo offering from a Strangler.
Triumph Bonneville riding Karate Kid (actually 6th dan and head of Shidokan UK, so I’ll watch my lip) Jean-Jacques Burnel is always near the top of my list of all time great bass players. Listening to early Stranglers records made me yearn for a great big bloody bass of my own.
Given the aggressive power of J-J’s playing on The Stranglers material up to that date, this LP took many people by surprise- with its minimal wave electronica and a forward looking concept of a united Europe. There is a stylish futurism about the whole package, J-J looking like a fugitive from Fahrenheit 451, stands seemingly in awe of the Pompidou Centre.
Guitar on this LP is provided by John Ellis, later a Strangler.



My link to this has died, but you can get it, along with bonus tracks here: http://totalwire.blogspot.com/2010/01/j-j-burnel-euroman-cometh.html

2 comments:

  1. See http://punkfriction.blogspot.com/search/label/JJ%20Burnel

    for a couple of rare Burnel singles, and

    http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/jj-burnel-the-stranglers-rare-solo-concert-06-04-1989-a-87609.html

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

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  2. thank you for this

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