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The Stranglers, Chelsea: Nashville, London

Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 8 January 1977

BASS MAN Jean Jacques Burned now sports a torn t-shirt and black eye liner. If it wasn't for the big Fender Precision slung round his neck he would be indistinguishable from the gaggle of writhing and jiving, chained and brained dancing on the stage at the Nashville. But the Stranglers are no punks and they don't play punk rock, despite the appearances.

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