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The Stranglers, Peter Gabriel, The Skids et al: Punishment Park

Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 23 September 1978

IF NOTHING ELSE, at least the sun shone undisturbed for the duration of the Stranglers' long-awaited London gig on Saturday afternoon ("They're trying to strangle us," Jean-Jacques Burnel had told the Evening News). As an event, it emerged as an anti-climax of sizeable proportions.

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