GIG REVIEW – Stranglers, Rezillos, Membranes – Manchester Academy

By |March 21st, 2015|0 Comments

(review n pix by paul hammond)

Unless you’re going to a festival then it’s unlikely that you will get 3 decent bands on one bill for the price of one on the same night, this however was the case this evening and the queues of punters lining up outside Manchester Academy to get in indicated many people were of the same opinion as me.

Stranglers play Aberystwyth Uni

By |January 22nd, 1982|0 Comments

The Stranglers play Aberystwyth as part of The La Folie Tour.
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Stranglers play Bangor Uni

By |October 8th, 1977|3 Comments

The Stranglers toured in a converted ice cream van in their early days, and they played The Refectory at Bangor Uni on this day. I think it was part of a week long music festival, which also included Steve Hillage, Van Der Graaf and many more.

Speaking in 2014 after hearing about the death of Stranglers roadie Carey Fortune, Jean-Jaques Burnel said, ‘Carey became a roadie for us with Dick Douglas in 1976. One famous incident was where we got hassled big time at Bangor University (where Carey had studied) and he just launched himself off the stage into the crowd. There was a mass punch up and the ice cream van ended up with all four tyres slashed. We started to call him ‘Mutant’ due to the pallor of his skin…’

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