"In there 45th Year now, and with a New Album later in the year, Down with the Lights and the eerie signature tune of Waltzinblack whipped the crowd into anticipation, The Roar began as The Meninblack walked onto the Stage And umphh straight into a blistering version of Tank, Got the crowd onside straight away"
"There being no new Stranglers album to promote, not even an addition to their extensive range of archive live performances, theirs was basically a greatest hits show, but with hits like these who’s complaining?"
No More Heroes
The Stranglers , No More Heroes , Baths Hall Scunthorpe , 5th March 2019
"For nearly every band, singer and performer "everyone has to start somewhere", which likely means a pub or small venue. In the case of the Stranglers it was The Star Inn in Guildford where, 44 years ago, the punk rock band performed their very first gig."
Stranglers back pub against closure 44 years after first performance | ITV News
"In one of his concerts a few years ago, Hugh Cornwell said: ‘I’m going to play my solo material in the first set and then The Stranglers stuff... because if it was the other way around you would all go home!’"
"Recently I have begun listening to more of Hugh’s solo albums, and after being a keen Stranglers fan I found myself slipping into the ‘better with/without Hugh Cornwell’ debate that seems to be an ongoing theme between Stranglers fans. Personally I think his material is great and that was proven throughout his live performance."
Nice N Sleazy
hugh cornwell - nice 'n' sleazy - fibbers york 17.11.18