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on 29 April 2017
I love the Stranglers I was 16 back in 1976 so they formed the backdrop to my teenage years so now many years later downloaded the book to read on holiday, what a real disappointment. This is simply a diary of gig dates, no depth, no setting the scene, even the album reviews are poor a few scant lines , the fantastic 'Hanging around' gets a couple of lines, no mention of JEn's classical upbringing resulting to textured layers of the song. We are given no in depth analysis of their musical upbringing and how they used punk as a vehicle to get their music out there. Really poor book which unfortunately I found myself skipping pages as it made a band as fascinating as the Stranglers boring, there must be better books about the Stranglers available.