Category Archives: Releases
08 Jun 2022 Release: When I Was A Young Man, Hugh Cornwell
04 May 2021 Stranglers, BBC 6 Music
Steve Lamacq played new Stranglers track ‘And If You Should See Dave’.
Steve Lamacq show
11 Oct 2018 Review: Monster, Spill Magazine
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: HUGH CORNWELL – MONSTER
"Cornwell is a genius and Monster is just another example of his brilliant work."
10 Oct 2018 Review: Monster, Liverpool Sound and Vision
Hugh Cornwell, Monster. Album Review
"Monster is massive in its ideal and range, never doubt the integrity of Hugh Cornwell and his belief in standing outside of the easy route ..."
05 Oct 2018 Release: Monster, Hugh Cornwell
28 Sept 2018 Review: Monster, Mr Kinski’s Music Shack
Hugh Cornwell – Monster
"Monster is a lyrically strong and musically adventurous yet cohesive album – and it sounds amazing on vinyl, with the volume cranked up."
02 Feb 2017 Review: Mony Mony – Celia and the Mutations, Dangerous Minds
The Stranglers’ secret recordings as Celia and the Mutations, 1977
"Celia was a new face, but there were clues to the identity of her backing band"
03 Nov 2016 Review: This Time It’s Personal, theartsdesk.com
CD: Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell - This Time It's Personal
"A big hand for Hugh Cornwell and Dr John Cooper Clarke as they trip down memory lane, with Clarke singing and Cornwell handling all the guitars – deftly, with plenty of reverb, and leaving plenty of space around him."
20 Jun 2016 Review: Euroman Cometh, The Telegraph
Let's not forget all that Europe has done to improve British men
"In 1979 I bought a pretty awful album called Euroman Cometh, an attempt by The Stranglers’ Franco-English (or is that Anglo-French?) bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel to go solo. Songs like ‘Do the European’, ‘Eurospeed’ and ‘Euromess’ didn’t work for me and I don’t think they worked for Burnel either. Since then he’s stuck to bass-playing, karate and swearing at people."
18 May 2016 Review: Meninblack, The Stranglers
On Second Thought – The Gospel According to the Meninblack by The Stranglers
"Such joyful blasphemy could only come from punk’s great provocateurs."
16 Mar 2016 Review: Nosferatu, Vulture Hound
On Second Thought… Nosferatu by Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams
"An album that slipped so under the radar that its creator admits it made no money is surely a perfect candidate for an underrated gem – assuming of course that it’s any good. And is it ever."
19 Feb 2016 Review: Black & White, Backseat Mafia
Not Forgotten: Black & White by The Stranglers
"Buying ’5 Minutes’ as a thirteen year old I would not have imagined that some thirty eight years later I would still be finding meaning in that song and the album that, followed it."
17 Nov 2014 Releases: Here & There, The Stranglers
02 Oct 2014 Review: Arnold Drive, Huffington Post
The Versatile Hugh Cornwell: 'Always Give People What You Want for Yourself'
"Of his new novel Arnold Drive, Hugh Cornwell says "it's like Being There meets Forrest Gump meets Father Ted. It's a Dickensian tale, a black comedy.""
13 May 214 Review: Black & White, Rhino
Happy Anniversary: The Stranglers, Black and White
"36 years ago today, the Stranglers released their third album, Black and White, an effort which remains tied with its predecessor, No More Heroes, 1977’s as the highest-charting of their career, making it to #2 on the UK charts."