parody by nacrowe
this week we take a look back at a show i did less than a year ago on one of my favorite bands of the 1970s, THE STRANGLERS. considered by some to be an influential POST-PUNK band on par with WIRE, JOY DIVISION, THE FALL or GANG OF FOUR, they were contemporaries of the PUNK movement (being slightly older) and created a slew of classic singles. their bass sound served as the basis for JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER bassist PETER HOOK (since he stole their HIWATT amp head) and countless BRITPOP bands thereafter (most notably ELASTICA). not only that, their depraved lyrics got them banned by the BBC for sexual deviancy.
my parents often say that my first concert was a STRANGLERS concert in SPAIN as it happened just days before i was born, so maybe this is all predetermined. i dont know.
i just want to spread the gospel according to HUGH CORNWELL and proselytize to the masses about this often overlooked, defiantly BRITISH band.