THE STRANGLERS SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 06/10/06


I really enjoy our away days to London. They always start of with an early one down the Pub, a few cans on the train and lots of good banter. I am happy to say that the Stranglers at the Shepherds Bush Empire were no different. The only thing that is different now is to have a massive Cornish pasty at LiverpooI Street when you arrive and have a bigger one with a couple of baguettes when you go home. The Shepherds Bush empire is a new venue to me and I can recommend as a good one.

The Stranglers were not a band that I have ever seen before, I must say that I never fancied seeing them either, even though I still get my old vinyl version of Rattus Norvegicus (IV) out for a go on the turntable. A wonderful album, but never quite Punk. With Hugh Cornwell not fronting them either I didnít know what to expect. What we got was a great show, which rattled through all their hits and well known songs, half of which I had forgotten. They have a very ardent and loyal fan base who enjoy themselves immensely. I even went down the front for a pogo to the encore, "No more Heroes" something you regret the next day at 47. The regrets for the day was that they didnít play "Go Buddy Go" I also did not see one spiky hairdo and most importantly I did not see there number one fan Stuart Pearce.

Great night, great band and a great time.

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Duncan October 2006