Tag Archives: Hugh Cornwell

The Stranglers – Preston 53 Degrees

In the same way that the best football teams are built around a spine of experienced players, The Stranglers have never lost sight of their creative strengths. Clearly, they had to adapt big time to Hugh Cornwell’s departure in 1990, … Continue reading

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Ruby celebrations showcase Stranglers’ survival instincts – the Jean-Jacques Burnel interview

Warning: this interview includes JJ Burnel’s own brand of industrial language in places, possibly explaining the derivation of the phrase, ‘excuse my French’. A note on The Stranglers’ website from Jean-Jacques Burnel reads: “On this, the occasion of our Ruby … Continue reading

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Hugh Cornwell – Preston 53 Degrees

HE’s still got it, you know, and more than 20 years after leaving the band with whom he made his name, there’s still plenty of fire in Hugh Cornwell. The former Stranglers front-man doesn’t look any older than when Golden … Continue reading

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From Kentish Town to Chicago, via Shalford – the Hugh Cornwell interview

THEY’RE the stuff of legend in my old neck of the woods – the days The Stranglers rehearsed in our village scout hut. I was there myself within a couple of years with my first band – the 1st Shalford … Continue reading

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Hugh Cornwell – Totem and Taboo

In which Malcolm Wyatt swaps notes with Hugh Cornwell on the former Stranglers frontman’s latest album, Totem and Taboo, a surefire winner as far as both are concerned. Following rave reviews in the UK, Hugh Cornwell’s new studio album Totem and Taboo … Continue reading

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