"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."
"The band was on fire and played the iconic album from a to z. From the very first note of the opening title Tank, to the last song of eightteen more songs, the fabulous No More Heroes, this was one hell of a punk rock 'n roll party!"
"This year’s tour finds the quartet reeling off their 1978 album Black And White in its entirety, which was always going to be a bit risky as it’s not their most commercial sounding or instantly recognisable work."
"There you have it, punk rock is in rude health in South Wales although I was a little surprised at the discrepancy between the two crowds from Major Generals in the punk wars, Stranglers 1 Sex Pistols 0."
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"Regardless of The Stranglers’ current relevance, they clearly still mean a lot to a lot of people. They are widely appreciated as a punk band who often entertained the fringes but made huge waves in doing so."