The classic Stranglers song turned into a Wrexham chant

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Wrexham Racecourse grounds. Background image by Markbarnes (CC BY-SA 3.0).

When you’re a fan of both The Stranglers and Wrexham, it seems almost inevitable that you’ll need to figure out which of the band’s impressive lineup would fit in well on The Racecourse terraces.

So radio presenter and musician Neil Crud came to record what can only be described as a gonzo version of the band’s 1986 hit “Always The Sun” – with the main chorus of “Always The Sun” replaced by “Always Wrexham”.

Terraces

Placing his reworked Stranglers lines above footage of Wrexham’s memorable FA Trophy semi-final win over Stockport, we reckon he’s perfect for fan adoption at the racecourse.

“That’s exactly why I created it,” says Neil, who has his own radio show on Louderthanwar.com. “I first saw Wrexham when I was 12 against West Ham.

“The idea came to me a few years ago when I was humming this great Stranglers song,” added the musician, who is also the custodian of the extensive Welsh music archive link2wales.co.uk.

“It has gained momentum among my friends and we have sung it a lot this season. We’ve always maintained that it’s perfect for patios.

“At least four of us sang it last time. It’s an old song now, so young people won’t know it… yet!

Listen to Neil’s Punk and Beyond Show on Louderthanwar.com Monday evening at 10 p.m.

An archive of shows can be found HERE


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