Talking fans and plans: an interview with The Stranglers
"At the end of the day we’re just blokes. They think we’re not, but Jesus Christ I’ve just been for a pee. People don’t think that you go to the loo – how friggin’ stupid is that?"
The Stranglers' Baz Warne on playing the album that got him into the band ahead of Rock City gig
"But if you are looking at an album of twelve songs from that era; of that time, then you are looking at an album of twelve songs where nine of them are absolute classics on there."
The Stranglers prepare to open their UK tour with a sold-out show at Perth Concert Hall
"“Was that 2004?” exclaims an incredulous Baz Warne."
Baz will perform album which introduced him to The Stranglers
"As a teenager Baz Warne remembers getting the bus into Sunderland to buy his first Stranglers album - now he’s performing that same record at the helm of the iconic band."
It's in Black and White - Stranglers are ready to rock
"When you look at it from a musical point of view, you see that it doesn’t make any sense!"
YOUR WEEKEND: Jean-Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers on touring Black And White
""You've put the idea in my head now," Jean-Jacques smiles. "We'll see. La Folie was meant to be a pop album. It started as pop and then went off somewhere odd – a bit like us, really.""
Interview with Baz Warne from The Stranglers playing in Bristol on 19 March 2016
"Yes, it really is. I’ve sat over countless years learning the songs that I’ve been asked to learn, thinking “Oh Lord, I’m not looking forward to doing this” and then “Oh, is that all it is; it’s so easy”. It’s just the way it’s all been thought through and recorded."