THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
1979-Number 14 single.
Best Bit-At 1.33.Don’t take offense if your name is Rodney.
The Stranglers formed in 1974 and were one of the instigators of the UK Punk scene,but unlike many of their contemporaries they were still having hits as late as 1990 due to changing their musical stye to go with the times.
‘Duchess’ is a song about a girl claiming to be an heiress who has hit on hard times.She knows all her family history,saying she descends from King Henry V111.When she was well to do men from the lower classes would attempt to raise their profile by trying to court her,these chancer’s are known as ‘Rodney’s,’of whom her parents would strongly disapprove.
‘And the Rodney’s are queuing up God forbid and they all want to win the cup God forbid.’
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