THE STRANGLERS||MANCHESTER ACADEMY||24/3/12

Baz Warne has the dubious honour of insinuating himself into the legend and, it has to be said, does an admirable and competent job of stepping into Cornwell’s right-hand flank opposite Jean Jaques Burnel, while Dave Greenfield’s Manzarek-inflected keys lend their chugging punk the oddball quality that originally distinguished them from the rest of 1977’s anarchitects. 73 year old drummer ‘Jet Black’, having succumbed to one of the chest infections he’s become increasingly susceptible-to is tonight replaced by an understudy, Drum Tech Ian Barnard. So, it turns out we in fact have 50% of the classic line-up. None of which seems to matter in Stranglers-land…

MOAR: http://www.manchesterscenewipe.co.uk/reviews/the-stranglers-live-review/

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