I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but just now getting around to it. If you hadn’t heard, COVID-19 recently claimed Dave Greenfield, the keyboardist of The Stranglers, a decent first-wave band overshadowed by the great ones. To me their work is more interesting than good, but I give them credit for riding the wave at all. They were at least different, and very competent musically. Most importantly, when The Ramones and The Sex Pistols drew the line, these guys stepped on the correct side, unlike most. I haven’t heard all of them, but my favorite is their overly-long cover of Burt Bacharach’s Walk On By . Which I guess is another way of saying they needed more hooks.