Publication date 30th May 2024.
Written by Martin Hutchinson with Foreword by Baz Warne.
The Stranglers, or Men in black, were once considered the bad boys of punk despite never really being a punk band. Formed in Guildford in 1974, they celebrate their golden anniversary as a band that have continued to tour and record throughout their history, giving us some classic tunes like ˜No More Heroes", ˜Peaches" and ˜Golden Brown," just part of a legacy that includes 40 Top 40 UK singles hits and 18 studio albums. They have courted controversy, been jailed, been reviled and lauded in fact, everything that can happen to a band has happened to The Stranglers.
Still led by original bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel, The Stranglers have created some thought-provoking music with a sense of melody which proves that their musicality and intelligence were often greater than their contemporaries. This book examines every album and single recorded by the band, as well as rarities and their many videos throughout their history.
With a foreword by current guitarist and vocalist Baz Warne, the bands colourful history is explored as we discuss every song created by one of the most interesting and eclectic bands in rock music.