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."
The Stranglers at Belgrade Beer Festival
"I think it’s important to understand the political situation in every country that we play, otherwise we would be living in a vacuum in which we can’t experience anything or hear the opinions of ordinary people"
Legendary punks The Stranglers say Cornwall has bitten the hand that feeds over Brexit
"We’re living during a time which is seeing the retreat of democracy. We’ve got hard men coming in now, like Putin and Trump."
The Stranglers talk ahead of Lunar Festival
"I've read that! What does it mean..? I don't know! I've posed the same question - 'what the **** do you mean by that?'"
"En 1977, j'ai rencontré Marc Bolan du groupe T.Rex à Londres et il m'avait dit que la pire chose qu'il n'avait jamais faite de sa vie fut d'aller à Los Angeles pour y travailler trois ans."