"It was like Sunday Night at the London Palladium but for Punks, and witnessing the camaraderie, performances and solidarity of the cast of performers just bolstered my allegiance to all things music, concerts and Punk."
"Victimes d'une censure obstinée, leurs concerts interdits sur une partie du territoire anglais, leurs disques bannis des radios et télévisions nationales, mis en prison, attaqués par des mouvements féministes, faisant l'objet de sept procès, les Stranglers sont devenus dès 1977 les ennemis publics numéro un en même temps que le groupe le plus populaire issu de la nouvelle vague anglaise."
"According to Topp, two of his most memorable shows were the Stranglers, for which around 1,000 people (200 over capacity) were shoehorned into the place, and Pere Ubu, the first imported band the pair ever booked."
"When a scheduling fuck-up forced The Stranglers to move from the upper scale but mediocre El Mocambo to The Horseshoe, the show was packed, with 200 people over the 500-people bar capacity and kids were in danger of being crushed against the stage."
"More often than not, I’d ask the girls in the crowd if we could sleep on their floors. If they were pretty and we ended up in their bedrooms, all the better. If not, we slept in the van. We had some cold nights in that old van."
"Helpless to prevent an invasion of freaks, many Watchfield folk hid in fright behind their curtains, claimed The Daily Telegraph, as “long haired, oddly attired and often barefoot” fans tramped through the village."