Hitmakers: Hugh Cornwell reveals the secrets behind Golden Brown

Mark Sutherland

Golden Brown came about because Dave Greenfield [The Stranglers keyboard player] was forever noodling away on his keyboard.

Jean [Jean-Jacques Burnel, bassist] and I were the main songwriting team. We would be constructing a song and looking for another bit – very few people do it now but in those days, believe it or not, when people constructed a song, there were more than two bits! – and Dave would keep saying, ‘What about this?’ and play this thing in ...

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