The Stranglers: Cocky Saint Jacques
Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 5 April 1980
THE BEST-KNOWN bassist in Britain squats on a table in a part-converted warehouse not a beet's throw from London Bridge, unmistakably himself: the saggy black mohair jumper connected to his monkey boots by tight, raggedy black pants, his leather jacket shapeless on a nearby chairs, some giant cockroach-thing's freshly sloughed skin. A surprisingly quiet, reflective Jean-Jacques; in fact, the word that comes closest to fixing his initial mien is 'chastened'.
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