Hugh Cornwell: U.K. Punk, Yours For Free : World Cafe A onetime frontman for The Stranglers and part of the first wave of British punk, Cornwell has long been known as a top songwriter and performer in the U.K. His seventh and latest album, Hoover Dam, is a garage-rock homage. Hear him in a session on World Cafe.
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Hugh Cornwell: U.K. Punk, Yours For Free

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Hugh Cornwell: U.K. Punk, Yours For Free

Hugh Cornwell: U.K. Punk, Yours For Free

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Set List

  • "Beat of My Heart"
  • "Within You or Without You"
  • "Please Don't Put Me on a Slow Boat to Trowbridge"
  • "Rain on the River"

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"Please Don't Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge"

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"Rain On The River"

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A onetime frontman for The Stranglers and part of the first wave of British punk, Hugh Cornwell has long been known as a top songwriter and performer in the U.K. In 1979, after enjoying huge success in Europe with The Stranglers, Cornwell embarked on his first foray into solo work, a project entitled Nosferatu. Though The Stranglers maintained a following throughout the '80s, Cornwell announced his departure from the group in 1990.

Focusing on his solo career, he became a prolific writer of gritty rock tunes. His seventh and latest album, Hoover Dam, is a garage-rock homage available as a free download.