"Whilst this was a delicate moment of hush after the fury, Burnel showing just what a fine, classically trained, acoustic guitarist he is, it was the emotionally shattering and ultimately celebratory ‘And If You Should See Dave…’ that was the pinnacle of the evening."
"The show also coincided with Jean-Jacque Burnel's 70th birthday. The incredible bassist however moved with the energy and plays with the fresh precision of an artist just starting out, floating around his manic bass lines effortlessly."
"What had gone on before proved something else: there are heroes. Just ask the people who have loved – and lived – these songs for 40 odd years and it doesn’t matter whether they are on stage or off, the reaction is the same."
"Indeed the haunting opening keys from Waltz In Black certainly had the hairs on the back of my head up, recalling the original tour in the early ’80s when this cub reporter witnessed one of his live first gigs."
"This is the first time a Stranglers debutant has played alongside just one original member and there’s pressure on JJ Burnel, particularly, to deliver. Under the Stranglers’ umbrella since 1974, he was the youngster in the band who’s now its elder statesman."
"Une chose est sûre, les Stranglers de 2019 n’ont plus grand chose à voir avec le groupe de 1977 car ils ont acquis une maîtrise incroyable de leur art avec le temps et sont devenus une sorte d’icône des années 70/80 plus proches du Classic Rock que du Punk Rock et qu’on revoit avec beaucoup de plaisir et de nostalgie…"
N'emmène Pas Harry
Stranglers 2019 11 27 Olympia 9 N'emmène Pas Harry