A great read. I've had to go and dig out all my Stranglers cd's and am now playing through them with renewed enjoyment.
I've kept putting off getting a real copy and chose the electronic version, but now I shall be getting a "proper" copy to go on the bookshelf..
If you like the Stranglers this read will give a new dimension to your listening pleasure...
The Stranglers outlasted and outsold virtually every other band of their era, recording ten hit albums and releasing 21 Top 40 singles. Their hits, including Golden Brown, No More Heroes and Always The Sun, were written against a background of spectacular success, dismal failure, drug dependency, financial ruin, infighting and misfortune. Understandably, the band have been loath to reveal the true meaning behind their songs, instead revelling in the mystery and confusion they created. As a response to David Buckley's one-sided biography of the band ("No Mercy", Hodder & Stoughton, 1997), Hugh Cornwell, founding member and songwriter, is determined to set the record straight, displace the myths and explain for the first time the real stories behind The Stranglers, his departure and the origins of all their songs.
From the Publisher
* Huge resurgence of Stranglers classics: No More Heroes (BBC TV's 'Mirrorball'), Peaches (film 'Sexy Beast'), and Golden Brown (Guy Ritchie's blockbuster 'Snatch'). * An unique perspective on one of the most extraordinary and inflammatory English rock bands * Contains many original and previously unpublished photographs. * Written entirely in his own words by the founding member of The Stranglers.