Where Is This? No. 51, The Guildford Dragon News
“This week’s mystery vintage photo shows a thatched building that was once a tea room. It was on the outskirts of Guildford, but do you know where? Not really a clue, but a son of the owners is a founder member of, and still plays bass guitar in, the rock band the Stranglers.”
Where Is This? No. 52, The Guildford Dragon News
“A son of the Burnel’s, Jean-Jacques, is better known as the bass guitarist in the band the Stranglers. They were one of the new wave / punk bands of the late 1970s and first made it into the charts with their song Peaches, in the summer of 1977.”
The hotel used by The Stranglers in 1981 prior to the infamous Nice concert which had been relocated from Cannes.
Olympic Studios in Barnes was used for the mixing of the The Stranglers first two albums, Rattus Norvegicus and No More Heroes.
From 1975 to 1978, the period of their first three albums – Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black & White, the Stranglers were managed by Albion Management, located at 12 Putney Bridge Road, London SW18.
The cover shot location for the Stranglers Norfolk Coast album was taken on the beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk.
During 1976 the Stranglers played regularly at the The Nashville Rooms in West Kensington, (currently called the Famous 3 Kings).
In the early years of the band Shalford Scout Hut was used by the Stranglers as a practice venue.
The Stranglers played 2 gigs at the Rainbow in April 1980, several guest artists were drafted in to join them as Hugh Cornwell was in prison.
Mid 1976 the Stranglers had regular gigs at the Hope and Anchor in Islington, other regular venues at the time were The Red Cow and The Nashville Rooms.
Tucker’s Grave Inn is the site of the resting place of Edwin Tucker who committed suicide in 1747 and is the subject of the song Tucker’s Grave on the Stranglers Norfolk Coast album.
I’m moving in the Coleherne
With the leather all around me
And the sweat is getting steamy
But their eyes are on the ground
They’re just hanging around – Hanging Around
The long ship featured on The Raven album sleeve is the Hugin Viking Ship which is located at Pegwell Bay near Ramsgate in Kent. The long ship was rowed to Britain across the North Sea, Jet was there to meet it arrive while on a school trip.