"The Strangalers made their name by playing every fucked up town in the UK that the rest of the bands didn’t dare tread, it honed their craft to perfection and also built them up a grass roots following that has never left them and got them through the bad years and is the foundation of where they are now."
"Hugh je odlučio da pokaže da je i njegova minimalistička a maštovita gitara bila deo magije. Pa, dokazao je. Nove verzije (uglavnom) imaju smisla, a i Hugh – vlasnik jednog od najlepših vokala u istoriji britanske rok muzike – pevao je dovoljno dobro da oživi duh Davitelja iz Gildforda."
"Jet Black is still recovering from illness and the stand-in, Jim McAuley, is excellent. Actually, the entire band is excellent, individually and collectively, and I am struck by how well they play now compared to the 1970s."
Toiler On The Sea
Stranglers - waltzinblack/Toiler on the Sea - Salisbury 2013
"... it was fantastic to hear the superb musicianship of Black, JJ Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Baz Warne and great to see that they all seemed to be enjoying themselves just as much as the audience were."
"The Stranglers are indeed one hell of a class act, J.J. probably one of the best bass players out there. And they are still uncompromising. And still clearly love what they do after all these years. And they roll on."
"A few things, it was the Feel It Live tour, and bassist Jean Jacques Burnell decided we should feel the bass which with booming feedback left the chap in front of me, already with ear plugs in, grab his ears in pain ..."
"Surely this is against the rules. There’s no way this deep into a career a band can be peaking again. Yet here are The Stranglers, 40 years down the line delivering the best gigs I’ve seen them play in years of watching them."