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.
Duncan October 2006