The Stranglers talk ahead of Birmingham show
"The Americans want you to queue up for the American embassy and be interrogated about why we want to go there. You can’t make a joke. So we don’t accept the offers."
THE STRANGLERS | MUSIC INTERVIEW
"To be honest with you, nobody has asked me this question before but I think looking back on it, what I wanted to try and do was impose a little bit more of my personal preference, which was the more hard-hitting earlier Stranglers records."
Stranglers spell it out for SupaJam
"Dave Greenfield is a wonderful person to work with too, the guitar and keyboards are the melodic side of the band, and when a recording sounds fantastic we all still bounce around the studio like 18 year olds"
BIG INTERVIEW Jean-Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers: 'I don't see The Stranglers as a cabaret or karaoke band'
"We turned a corner on that, and Baz [Warne, guitarist and vocalist] and I bounce off each other all the time, socially and professionally, the band is in a good place at the moment, and I think that’s relatively rare, there aren’t too many bands of our vintage still producing new music and not living in the past."
Gary Glitter, Golden Brown and Rock City's great vibe - a fascinating chat with JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
"Another highlight was the reviews that we got for the album Norfolk Coast fourteen years after (Hugh) Cornwell had left the band. It was at that time that I regained my confidence."
The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel hopes not to end up in a police cell on this visit to Scotland
"It was scary and I remember the officers having a laugh at my expense when they gave me a cuppa the next morning."