Interview with Jean Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers
"The Black and White Tour was easily the most successful tour we’ve done since back in the mid 80’s."
The Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell on his first guitar, hating rehearsals and his favourite Tele
"I almost ruined the neck of an earlier Tele I had by sawing through the strings with a hacksaw on stage at the Roundhouse during a number."
The Stranglers: The Return of the Meninblack
"I suspect it’s a combination of the last three albums having been very well received, a general re-assessment of the band, a reaction to X Factor, Pop idol etc from the more savvy teenagers and the fact that all the high jinx we were involved in back in the day, which detracted from our music, is possibly now seen as a badge of honour in these more sterile times."
'We've calmed down a bit' says Stranglers front man Baz Warne
"WHEN music mad teenager Baz Warne sneaked out of a mathematics lesson to buy The Stranglers album Black and White, it changed his life."
"All-in-all people are just very positive. Come 2017, I will have been in the band longer than Hugh Cornwell was anyway. People always want to see the originals and I completely accept that."
Talking fans and plans: an interview with The Stranglers
"At the end of the day we’re just blokes. They think we’re not, but Jesus Christ I’ve just been for a pee. People don’t think that you go to the loo – how friggin’ stupid is that?"
The Stranglers - Men in Black and White
"We may do The Raven next year with some new material which we are working on. It’s an interesting album that one."
The Stranglers' Baz Warne on playing the album that got him into the band ahead of Rock City gig
"But if you are looking at an album of twelve songs from that era; of that time, then you are looking at an album of twelve songs where nine of them are absolute classics on there."
Stranglers in Black and White
"At Belladrum we were playing Peaches and Martha Reeves was right behind my bass stack dancing away and she turned to Baz our guitarist’s girlfriend and said ‘These guys really rock, do they have a CD?"