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The Stranglers: Live at the Whisky, Los Angeles

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 18 November 1980

THE STRANGLERS, the British band which opened a four-night stand at the Whisky Friday night, didn’t waste any time in letting the packed house know who was boss. Bassist Jean Jacques Burnel abruptly cut the opening number short after a few bars while the lighting man was informed that colored lights weren’t necessary: "This isn’t a big show-business extravaganza," said one of the Stranglers.

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