Band Of The Week #14: Anna Meredith
"I’ve only just realised how little I’ve worried about the legacy of these iconic works I was arranging for, like ‘Golden Brown’"
The Stranglers – From Golden Brown to golden boys at the Albert Hall
"But the announcement earlier this year that The Stranglers – whose leeringly macho single Peaches was banned by the BBC in 1977 – would be performing at the 119th iteration of Henry Wood’s annual Beeb-supported classical music festival still managed to raise a few eyebrows. Punks at the Proms!"
The Radio 2 Arts Show
"The Stranglers JJ Burnel chats about his upcoming 6Music Prom."
Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
"Ahead of the 6 Music Prom on Monday, JJ Burnel from The Stranglers joins Lammo has a Proms Roundtable special."
BBC 6 Music - and the Stranglers - go to the Proms
"Why are the Stranglers representing a radio station that so proudly champions new music? The drummer, Jet Black, is 73"
The Clarke Chronicler's Albums
"Surprisingly for a good value hits package the LP only got to number 12 in the charts. Perhaps EMI didn't really get behind it given the circumstances which seems a shame since it contains some of the best music in my collection."
Steve Lamacq 6 Music Prom
"Inviting The Stranglers to The Proms, I thought, would be as brilliant and perverse a choice in my head as it would be in theirs."
For one night only ... the Stranglers and London Sinfonietta together at last
"The punk icons, along with Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq, will share the stage with the orchestra in a Proms first"
The Stranglers front man Baz Warne on Proms debut
"Look North's Jeff Brown talked to Warne about the band's preparations for the pomp and ceremony of one of Britain's most well known live music events."
Punk gets fusty? The Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel embraces monarchy and the Daily Telegraph
"He’s the snarling bassist in The Stranglers, punk’s most malevolent survivors, famed for beating up rival bands, fans and each other. But Jean-Jacques Burnel has revealed that he is now a Daily Telegraph-reading advocate for Britain’s constitutional monarchy."
The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel: The Rolling Stones were fantastic, U2 are boring and smug
"For Jean-Jacques Burnel, his time with the Stranglers meant that “If gigs didn’t end in a riot, or we weren’t booed off stage, it wasn’t good”."