Liverpool Academy – live review – John Robb

The first thing we see tonight is the great artwork from the new Stranglers album, the review copy I was sent had the empty nooses but the final version is the pleasingly dark shot of the band swinging from the rope. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the rather too well done shots of the band as cadavers- it’s a powerful picture and perfect for an album that touches on mortality and the sort of classic dark joke that the band always specialised in.

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