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The Stranglers

Peaches

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1977
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  • 1978
  • 1976

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“Peaches” is a song and single by The Stranglers. It was one of the big summer hits of 1977 in the UK, a close rival to The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” in terms of notoriety. While “God Save the Queen” was notorious for its political sentiment, “Peaches” was controversial because of its sexual content: the song’s narrator is girl-watching on a crowded beach one hot summer day. It is never made clear if his lascivious thoughts (such as “there goes a girl and a half”) are an interior monologue, comments to his mates, or come-on lines to the attractive women in question. Critic Tom Maginnis writes that Cornwell sings with “a lecherous sneer, the sexual tension is so unrelenting as to spill into macho parody or even censor batingsic territory.“ The lyrics... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches ... Lap me up

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