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Happy Birthday, JJ Burnel

One of Punk Rock’s greatest bassists (and a classically trained guitarist, to boot!). His bass lines define The Stranglers sound, and what a fine sound that is! 16 more words


What's in the bag? (1)

Clearly I’m a bit bored, however, ideas born from boredom are not necessarily a bad thing, although this one might very well be. I have a Head tote bag, it cost me £1 and it’s just right for vinyl, so, here is a new thing called, “What’s in the bag?” Here is the bag in question: 141 more words


Baz Warne of The Stranglers talks to NE:MM ahead of the band's O2 Academy, Newcastle gig on 12th march 2015

Last January I chatted to The Stranglers’ infamous bassist JJ Burnel for NE:MM. It was a short but revealing phone interview in which we discussed the bands’ colourful history and offbeat musical evolution. 881 more words

Sound & Silence

Rattus Norvegicus

None of the rodents pictured above is a rat. They’re just specimen of Mus Musculus hanging around in your humble author’s basement. Rattus Norvegicus is the title of THE STRANGLERS’ first album. 51 more words


The Stranglers - Aural Sculpture (1984): Review

Produced by Laurie Latham and The Stranglers
Label – Epic

The Stranglers career continues to mystify most fans. During the late 70s they could comfortably claim to be one of the leading Punk/New wave acts in the UK, rivaling The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam or The Damned in both artistic and commercial success. 330 more words


Golden Brown

Dear readers, we made it (unlike a lot of tiny vertebrates you’ve come to know): one year of dead little animals killed by furry beasts. Hooray!