The Stranglers in Paris at the Bataclan a couple of days ago.
Anglo / French relations were sorely tried when the English fans basically "took their end". Punches were thrown and grown men behaved like children: which is nice.
Anyway it all turned out ok and at the end the entente was once more cordialle.
It was the BEST stranglers gig I've ever been to. Baz and Jean Jacque were on fine form and JJ's base was totally brutale. Dave's keyboards didn't come across too well but they never sound great at the front.
Jet was missing and subbed by Ian.
Opened with Time to Die, Go Buddy Go and Grip.
Ripped through Nice n Sleazy, Duchess, Retro Rockets, Toiler, Nuclear Device, Straighten Out, and some other stuff
And for the Encore gave us Sometimes, 5 minutes and, of course, Heroes with JJ ripping up his base.
Sadly, no more Stranglers till June when I've got tickets for their Glastonbury warmup (couldn't be bothered with all the fucking Hippy Shit that goes with Glastonbury) in Frome.
Free the Guinea Pigs.