The Stranglers are set to release one of their best ever albums- JJ Burnel speaks to Rob Haynes
"We’ve already had people complaining about what they think is the cover. Wait till they get the proper cover…”"
The Stranglers stay in the game
"Well, you say that, but you develop techniques for coping," he says. "As a young drummer you tend to do a lot of this [flails arms around wildly], but these days I play more from the wrists. The day I give up will be when I've got weeks to live, I should think. I don't have much motivation for any other kind of exercise, but drumming I still love."
Interview: JJ Burnel (The Stranglers)
"When the Soviet Union collapsed, and they released lots of information, which had been hitherto kept secret, it transpired that all the unilateralist peace movements in the west had been financed by Moscow. And I instinctively knew it. Michael Eavis held that against us for a while, until last year."
The ultimate Stranglers interview- JJ Burnel opens up
"They were the nastiest, funniest, darkest, moodiest, weirdest, glowering bunch of outsider pop stars ever and easily the sleaziest, most dangerous, most off the wall band in the whole punk rock canyon"
My life in ten questions...The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel
"Never marry a French girl. Especially one from the South of France - someone should have warned me!"
The Stranglers acoustic set
JJ Burnell from The Stranglers talks to Alan Thompson about their new record Suite XVI. Tracks played – Retro Rockets and Toiler on the Sea.
Interview: Jean Jacques Burnel, bass guitarist and founder of the Stranglers
"Watching Glastonbury. Everyone – even Status Quo – has played Glastonbury, but us, because we're banned. Many years ago we were asked to play when it was a CND thing, and I knew from my studies that CND was financed by Moscow, so we said we don't want to be involved. They've held it against us ever since."
FRED AND GEORGE JJ BURNEL
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