Jet Black of the Stranglers 80th birthday – an appreciation of the ‘old codger’
"Jet could be tight and economical. He could play the perfect drum fill or he could be pounding or he could swing or he could be bizarre – and it always worked – he may be understated but he is one of the great British rock drummers – one those elite few who drum parts you can sing out loud."
Back in black - The Stranglers will soon be setting off on their annual March tour
"Stuff is so sterile today and programmes like the X Factor are so fabricated"
Celia And The Mutations
"This one was a lot better, mainly because it had the Pub Rock dream team of JJ Burnel and Wilko Johnson backing up the aforementioned Posh Totty. They even wrote a new tune for her, "you Better Believe Me"......its true!"
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?"
Interview: JJ Burnel talks about The Stranglers upcoming tour & past/ present relationships within the band.
"No. And he’s done some rather underhand things in the last few years which kind of seals our estrangement really. I really don’t understand where he’s at these days and when I hear about with some of the things he’s done, it leaves me rather underwhelmed."
Hits And Suprises At Shows
Andy Howells chats to Baz Warne of the Stranglers