For some I maybe late to the party but yesterday I was listening to The Stranglers and all I can say is "WOW!" Adam wasn't wasn't kidding when he said he was influenced by them. I always new he was influenced by Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order (as was I) but you can really hear it in this punk/new wave band from the seventies.
(Gee, do you think Franz Ferdinand might have listened to them?)
just now i found out that U2 have opened the show of "The Stranglers" in 1978 (first show with more of than 2500 people), band I started listening recently for the song "Peaches" (very good song anyway)
and Bono have a fight with the band because of the treatment that they gave to U2
A friend of mine from Dublin was at The Stranglers concert at the Top Hat Ballroom. He says he recalls U2 looking very uncomfortable and the Edge broke a string early on in the gig to make matters worse for them.
Life is a journey, you don’t care about the destination, you care about the scenery along the way and the mood of seeing the scenery.
what they said
"I want to have it for a long time but I don’t like needles so eventually I had to drink heavily and went up to Woodstock and I got it done there. I am planning it for about ten years, so a bottle of Whisky and off I went."
- Larry on his tattoo, 1997
did you know
With a duration of 6:58, Lemon was U2's longest studio song for a long time until it got surpassed by Moment Of Surrender, which lasts for 7:24.