Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival
"Hope & Anchor is a pub in the Islington borough of London. In 1977, they held a series of concerts dubbed The Front Row Festival. Performances from those concerts were then culled to create a 2LP concert album that was a record for the ages"
A Strangler never forgets
"“In actual fact it’s me that’s on the record. So whenever you hear that fantastic song it’s me playing bass and singing, but I’d left the band by the time it was released, mercifully! "
Review: The Stranglers at Nottingham's Rock City
"Punks don't riot these days, they are too old, so things returned to normal and the crowd were on side straight away."LIVE: The Stranglers @ Rock City [06/03/2012]
"The guys bound on stage with a certain enthusiasm that suggest they are savouring every moment of being on tour as, heaven forbid, it might not happen again due to the fact the drummer is 72 years old and has publicly stated his intentions to die on stage."
No More Heroes
Info: Artist: The Stranglers Date: 06 Mar 2012 Venue: Rock City City: Nottingham Country: United Kingdom Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 06 Mar 2012 Venue: New City Legion City: Edmonton Address: 10081 Jasper Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1W9, Canada Country: Canada Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
The Stranglers 17th studio album Giants released, on available formats: single CD, double CD, download & vinyl.
The Stranglers – Giants
"There’s no doubt that few of punk’s luminaries have emerged from their mid-life crises unscathed; the likes of Johnny Rotten paling into terrible parodies of themselves in the last decade. The same can’t be said for The Stranglers, ..."
The Stranglers - Giants
"The Stranglers, who are still the UK’s most dangerously eccentric band, release their eagerly awaited new album, ‘Giants’ on 5th March 2012"
CD: The Stranglers - Giants
"... Sometimes, though, age breeds a weary seen-it-all wisdom and fuck you attitude that ingrains the music with touching vitality, flicking the Vs cockily at all doubters. This is such an occasion."
The Stranglers - Giants (Review)
"For a band with such a rabble-rousing history and a penchant for edgy punk rock, the album also feels quite comfortable and aged… rather like a new Rolling Stones record."
Review: The Stranglers at the O2 Academy
"I tell you, if you were half a man I’d punch your lights out,” says Jean-Jacques Burnel, gesturing out into the audience. All of a sudden it’s gone a bit 1977 in the O2 Academy."The Stranglers : Liverpool Academy : March 2012 : live review
"They have never become bogged down in that career by committee that makes the likes of U2 a distinctly average proposition."The Stranglers, Gig Review. o2 Academy, Liverpool.
"The evening warrants being one of the finest gigs ever performed by the band. The intensity of the music was spot on, the guys were immense and but for the actions of one stupid, reckless moment, the crowd enjoyed every single moment."Punk band The Stranglers play O2 Academy in Liverpool
"Crowds welcomed the group to the O2 Academy in Liverpool last night as they embarked on a string of 18 gigs across the UK."The Stranglers, The Popes and Mike Marlin at Liverpool O2 Academy
"The Stranglers rolled into town 2 nights ago. I’ve not really listened to much of their stuff, but knew of their history. Delighted to say I’m a fan now."REVIEW: The Stranglers at O2 Academy 05/03/12
"It does only take one idiot; one person who can get a gig cancelled and in all honesty spoil an excellent evening for the band and for every other fan in the building."
Burning Up Time
Info: Artist: The Stranglers Date: 05 Mar 2012 Venue: O2 Academy Liverpool City: Liverpool Address: 11-13 Hotham Street, L3 5UF Country: United Kingdom Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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The Stranglers, Giants. Album Review.
"Even to the point where the outstanding and interesting album cover, although possibly macabre also has a great picture ridden joke on its front, so good to see this type of artistic image making a comeback on albums."
The Stranglers - 'Giants'
"... but it still kicks the crap out of what many of the current crop of so-called ‘punk’ acts are producing. For that alone, respect is due."
The Stranglers - Giants (2012)
"The last few years of The Stranglers has been a real return to the halcyon days of old. No more mediocre albums with the odd bright flash, Norfolk Coast, Suite XVI and now Giants burn as bright as any of the first 5."
5 day poster campaign for Giants launched. Poster displayed on 19 digital hoardings ariound central London, image displayed once a minute post watershed between 9pm and 5am.
The Stranglers - Giants
"Those who thought that the band would never be great again after Hugh Cornwell left may have to think again, as this is a real cracker of an album. There are plenty of trademark Stranglers bass lines, keyboard runs and wild rhythms, and even a splendid tango - Adios, appropriately with Spanish lyrics. There isn't a duff track, either, and it's really tricky to pick the standouts."
The Stranglers, o2 Academy, Glasgow. Gig Review.
"The tour is built around the release of the new album Giants. To play a venue and expect a crowd to react in any way positively to new songs before the album has been released can be commercial suicide but with tracks such as Lowlands, Mercury Rising and Time Was Once on My Side incorporated into the evening’s sweaty entertainment, there was no stopping the audience pogoing around all night."Review: The Stranglers, Glasgow Academy
"It was a gig that built slowly and with a heavy dose of indulgence for long-term fans, including the goth twang of The Raven and Sometimes’ Doors-like combination of Baz Warne’s cruising guitar and Dave Greenfield’s high-pitched keyboards."Live Review: The Stranglers
"Despite showing age in their faces, The Stranglers used their Glasgow gig this past Saturday (3rd March) to show that their time on Earth has had little detrimental effect on their ability to get a crowd as old as them moving."The Stranglers - O2 Academy 3/3/2012
"The O2 Academy fills with a boisterous Saturday night crowd full of revelry and abandon. Both die-hard fans and those only recently dedicated to the iconic group are drawn in to soak up every moment of this bombastic gig."
Info: Artist: The Stranglers Date: 03 Mar 2012 Venue: O2 Academy Glasgow City: Glasgow Address: 121 Eglinton Street, G5 9NT Country: United Kingdom Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
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Info: Artist: Hugh Cornwell Date: 03 Mar 2012 Venue: Pyramid Cabaret City: Winnepeg Address: 176 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Country: Canada Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
Hugh Cornwell interview on Revenge of the 80s Radio to promote his US tour and forthcoming album Totem & Taboo. “This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Hugh Cornwell will be our guest. The original Strangler is currently touring … Continue reading
The Stranglers Giants Review
"And soon enough the reason that The Stranglers are still able to attract two or three thousand people to every date of their forthcoming UK tour is no longer a mystery."
Baz Warne interview broadcast on Pure 107.8FM from around 10pm 🙂 Download podcast from Pure 107.8FM.