"It’s ironic that a couple of years ago we did the Proms for the BBC with an orchestra, and twenty five years ago, the BBC would not touch this band with a barge pole, it’s strange how the establishment has come round."
"With 76-year-old drummer Jet Black sticking up a middle finger to health conditions which threaten leaving him for dead at each gig on the tour, The Stranglers still have every bit of the punk spirit they’ve proudly carried for 40 years."
"“There is not so much abject violence in the crowd now... it can be very exciting. One of the strange things about days gone by is you would get more of the men having a punch up – now you have to watch out for the women grabbing your behind!”"
"I mean if the 80s was a bit synthier and a bit poppier, we can do that, we can go to the growly stuff of the 70s and the new material that we’ve been writing and releasing over the last 10 to 15 years is rockier as well so…It does kick arse, it really does kick arse!"