The Stranglers "Golden Brown" - Strange Song about Strange People

The discography of the most popular rock bands are tracks in which fans and critics see references to drugs.  Extraordinary British punk band The Stranglers, too, has a similar composition - "Golden Brown" . Moreover, this is their most famous thing, familiar even to people, infinitely far from punk music.

The song has long and contradictory story. 

Keyboardist Dave Greenfield experimented synthesizer regime harpsichord. Improvising, he composed the melody in a  60th style alternating 6/8 and 7/8 tine signature.  Than the band pay someone to write my dissertation.Hugh Cornwell heard a passage about ten minutes wrote a draft text of something (or someone) "golden brown", which after a little refinement became finished song.

When the band The Stranglers introduced the "Golden Brown" to Liberty studio boss, with which they had recently started to cooperate, they perceived it skeptically. They asserted that outlived its punk that the band members are exhausted, that the composition does not in their style that it will not take fans and so on. However, the band insisted on the inclusion of the track to their new album "La Folie", released in November 1981.

Scandal around the "Golden Brown" subtext appeared . It is difficult to say who first came up with this idea, but eventually it is widely believed that the song refers to the heroine. For twenty years, the band refuted this assumption and even stated that the composition is similar to the test Rosharha. However, in 2001 Hugh Cornwell acknowledged that the song is dedicated to both drugs and his girlfriend, who was originally from the Mediterranean and had a beautiful tan.

On a cover of "Golden Brown" does not want to dwell. The greatest success in the charts have version Kaleef performers and Omar.

The Stranglers made a video on this song where musicians were like travelrs exploring Arad countries.

Later this song was used as the main melody for the great Australian movie "He Died With the Falafel in His Hand" ( director  Richard Lowenstein), basen on John Birmingham novel.

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