Oct 30 2008 By Peter Carroll
PUNK rock legends The Stranglers return to Glasgow this weekend.
The legendary four-piece purveyors of British punk are back in the city at the Carling Academy on Saturday night.
The line-up may have changed, but original members Jean-Jacques Burnel, Jet Black and Dave Greenfield are back along with guitarist Baz Warne.
Glaswegians growing up in the seventies and eighties will understand the allure of watching a band like The Stranglers live.
Originally formed as The Guildford Stranglers - though noone in the band actually came for Guildford - the band were one of the biggest exports of the British punk scene in the mid-to-late seventies and even opened for New York punk gods The Ramones and Patti Smith.
The band's success with classic albums including 'Rattus Norvegicus', 'No More Heroes' and 'Black and White' saw them build up a huge following.
However, The Stranglers are probably best known for their 1981 mega-hit 'Golden Brown' and their outrageous behaviour and tangles with the music press along the way.
The band play the Carling Glasgow as part of a 25-date tour of Britain. Tickets for the gig cost £23. To find out more visit: www.glasgow-academy.co.uk, or call the box office on: 418 3000.
The show includes special guests and is strictly over-14s only. Anyone under-16 should be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 7pm.