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We came acoss the West Sea
We didn't have much idea
Of the kind of climate waiting
We used our hands for guidance
Like the children of a preacher
Like a dry tree seeking water
Or a daughter
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy does it
Does it every time.

An angel came from outside
Had no halo
Had no father
With a coat of many colours
He spoke of brothers many
Wine and women
Song aplenty
He began to write a chapter
In history
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy does it
Does it every time.
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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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Jul 08, 2005
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While Hell's Angels do not wear "halos", they do wear "colours", tend to call each other "brother", are usually surrounded by "wine and women, song a plenty", and refer to their individual club as a "chapter".
A simple play on words. I hope this removes any doubt as to what this song is actually about.

@Karnenyen 100% from the start its about the Hell's Angels, We came across the west sea, is the origins of the HA and this will likely explaining Suzies saloons origins and the Amsterdam chapter's origins, the sea to the west.

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For me this song is about a Conquista of America. First verse would refer to conquistadors and colonizers going through Atlantic Ocean not knowing what exactly is waiting for them up there. Second verse is Native Americans' point of view - as we know, at first they believed that white people are Gods, because (unfortunately) it was thought so in some mythology or stuff, hence "angel with no halo". You can notice that this verse is written in some kind of Pidgin English - that's the kind of language a Native American could use. Notice "coats of many colours", "wine", "brothers many" (the last one could be about evangelists?). And Nice 'n' Sleazy itself? Hmm - maybe it's about Europeans using Indiands naivety to their own advantage and buying their land with a bunch of colourful beads? That could be, huh?

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@rzelu > might be. This was my impression as well.

@rzelu Actually the song is about the viking invasions of England and France, but not only, it speaks of other things as well.

@rzelu The second verse (at least) is about when the band met the Amsterdam chapter of the Hells Angels. I know this because my dear friend, Maz Harris, Hells Angels, Kent England told me. Apparently, it was a momentous meeting, with firearms, quality coke and everything else that is associated with the hell raisers.

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The performance at Battersea Park :-)

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The nubiles were great but does anyone know what the hell Hugh Cornwall was on when he wrote this one! Verse One seems to be pillaging Saxons and Vikings whereas Verse Two seems to refer to a cool liberal antichrist, preaching the merits of booze and birds!! Nice n Sleazy does it for me every time.

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This song covers various aspects of the stranglers european tour, the "angels came from outside" line refers to the hells angels who frequented their gigs.

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This song is surprisingly funny if you don't know the inside meaning. I honestly thought this was Cronwell's effort to make a virtually undecipherable song to confuse the sh*&%$t out of everyone. When I learned it had meaning I was kinda disapointed, but can someone enlighten me and explain how "Nice and Sleazy" can refer to a performance at Battersea Park? cuz I keep thinking of his preference in sexual encounters after the show.

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Yeah explain to me how this is about Battersea Park "bratt" i'm looking at you here.

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Battersea Park - 1978 I think. A live and fairly infamous performance with several strippers (mostly female, but male too) on stage. Was considered pretty risque and un-pc at the time so god knows what they've think of it now. You should be able to pick up a copy of it somewhere.

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its a really parochial song, like Josie Wales, or his grandfather speaking through him. Its weatherbeaten and harsh, but it makes me laugh. If you have to be your brothers asshole for a season than this is just the kind of manly brougue you want to be wanting to hum over and over

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I saw the clip at battersea park, Nice 'n Sleazy is wicked, the strippers were very good looking especially the tall brunette one.

word at the time was that it was to do with the euro tour when the guys were invited to the HA Amsterdam club house

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