"Hugh je odlučio da pokaže da je i njegova minimalistička a maštovita gitara bila deo magije. Pa, dokazao je. Nove verzije (uglavnom) imaju smisla, a i Hugh – vlasnik jednog od najlepših vokala u istoriji britanske rok muzike – pevao je dovoljno dobro da oživi duh Davitelja iz Gildforda."
"The Strangalers made their name by playing every fucked up town in the UK that the rest of the bands didn’t dare tread, it honed their craft to perfection and also built them up a grass roots following that has never left them and got them through the bad years and is the foundation of where they are now."
"Jet Black is still recovering from illness and the stand-in, Jim McAuley, is excellent. Actually, the entire band is excellent, individually and collectively, and I am struck by how well they play now compared to the 1970s."
Toiler On The Sea
Stranglers - waltzinblack/Toiler on the Sea - Salisbury 2013
"... it was fantastic to hear the superb musicianship of Black, JJ Burnel, Dave Greenfield and Baz Warne and great to see that they all seemed to be enjoying themselves just as much as the audience were."
"You wouldn't expect the arrival of a septuagenarian drummer to give a gig fresh impetus, but the much-loved Jet Black defied all his 74 years putting on a drumming master class, only punctured by a dreamy rendition of Golden Brown - surely one of the most majestic melodies George Harrison never wrote."
"If this was good enough for the crowd, the encore pushed the crowd onto an extra level -who by now had knocked back their fair share of Newcastle brown – into the air like it really was the 1970’s all over."
Always The Sun
stranglers nottingham something better change and no more heros
"The Stranglers are indeed one hell of a class act, J.J. probably one of the best bass players out there. And they are still uncompromising. And still clearly love what they do after all these years. And they roll on."
"A few things, it was the Feel It Live tour, and bassist Jean Jacques Burnell decided we should feel the bass which with booming feedback left the chap in front of me, already with ear plugs in, grab his ears in pain ..."