KT Tunstall, "The Stranglers & a Kangaroo?"

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KT Tunstall, "The Stranglers & a Kangaroo?"

Post by Red Eye Ray » 15 Nov 2011, 01:01

Bit late with this but what the hell,i was off to see KT Tunstall at the Arches in Glasgow on Sunday night (13th) with the good lady in tow.It was the last night of her solo acoustic tour and we were looking forward to the gig.
Anyway, a few numbers into her set and she was talking about so called Rock'n'Roll Myths and legendary tales of Rock'n'Roll shenanigans,so i was expecting some mad story from a Rolling Stones tour or The Who or even Led Zeppelin,Guns & Roses or the like,but to my surprise she asked the crowd if they know The Stranglers! Being Glasgow there was a response from the packed crowd so she proceeded to tell the following story of what she said was from a reliable source.
" The Stranglers were on tour in Australia way back and were travelling in their tour bus through the outback and suddenly the bus knocked down a Kangaroo on the road.The bus stopped,The Stranglers & road crew got out,they were well oiled with booze apparently, :roll: and felt really saddened at hitting the poor unfortunate animal they proceeded to take the dead animal (or so they thought!) onboard the bus and started taking photos of themselves sitting with the poor thing as if it was one of their crew.They even decided to put a Stranglers T shirt on it to,when suddenly the Kangaroo sprung to life :shock: (it was only stunned!) and duly sprang out the door of the bus and into the wilderness!" A Kangaroo wearing a Stranglers T shirt roaming the Australian outback,is this just a myth or did it really happen? I don't know which Australian Tour it was,but it was a nice wee story i thought anyway, so nice one KT! 8)
P.S. The gig was excellent to, by the way.
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Post by scotticusnorvegicus » 15 Nov 2011, 01:23

That's f*ckin class !!! What a story if it's true. Could only happen to The Stranglers.
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Post by doninblack » 15 Nov 2011, 01:43

Red Eye Ray wrote:Bit late with this but what the hell,i was off to see KT Tunstall at the Arches in Glasgow on Sunday night (13th) with the good lady in tow.It was the last night of her solo acoustic tour and we were looking forward to the gig.
Anyway, a few numbers into her set and she was talking about so called Rock'n'Roll Myths and legendary tales of Rock'n'Roll shenanigans,so i was expecting some mad story from a Rolling Stones tour or The Who or even Led Zeppelin,Guns & Roses or the like,but to my surprise she asked the crowd if they know The Stranglers! Being Glasgow there was a response from the packed crowd so she proceeded to tell the following story of what she said was from a reliable source.
" The Stranglers were on tour in Australia way back and were travelling in their tour bus through the outback and suddenly the bus knocked down a Kangaroo on the road.The bus stopped,The Stranglers & road crew got out,they were well oiled with booze apparently, :roll: and felt really saddened at hitting the poor unfortunate animal they proceeded to take the dead animal (or so they thought!) onboard the bus and started taking photos of themselves sitting with the poor thing as if it was one of their crew.They even decided to put a Stranglers T shirt on it to,when suddenly the Kangaroo sprung to life :shock: (it was only stunned!) and duly sprang out the door of the bus and into the wilderness!" A Kangaroo wearing a Stranglers T shirt roaming the Australian outback,is this just a myth or did it really happen? I don't know which Australian Tour it was,but it was a nice wee story i thought anyway, so nice one KT! 8)
P.S. The gig was excellent to, by the way.
:grin: Nice one. KT is cool. 8)
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Post by Old Angus » 15 Nov 2011, 02:38

I wouldn't swear to it, but something tells me that I've heard a similar story in the dim and distant past. It rings a bell, I could be mistaken though. :?
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Post by dan-electro » 15 Nov 2011, 10:13

Great story!! :smt023 I would have thought Hugh or JJ would have told that story before now if it had happened. :smt017 That's comedy gold that story!! :lol: I might be wrong but I think the only time they toured there was in early 1979 and 1985. Just makes me instantly think of the 'Nuclear Device' picture sleeve. 8)
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Post by Bobinblack » 15 Nov 2011, 10:32

I bet the kangaroo bores its mates to death telling this story :lol:
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Post by Alias » 15 Nov 2011, 12:19

Great story Ray, nice one! :lol:

Though, I must say, kinda reminiscent of Woody Allen's famous Moose story :wink:
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Post by Alias » 15 Nov 2011, 12:24

I'm a comedian and poet, so anything that doesn't get a laugh is a poem. B.Hicks.

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Post by Burn e 77 » 15 Nov 2011, 22:09

There's a great story the Australian rock band "Cold Chisel" once told at one of their London gigs back in the day... they said that once, while driving British N.M.E journalists
around the ozzie outback bush, they spotted a "roo" hopping around... and one of the British N.M.E journo's insisted on throwing a boomerang out of the vans open rear doors, to experience what an Aboriginal hunter might feel while hunting dinner (albeit in a van!)... anyway it was a good chuck, and the boomerang returned near the stationary van (With traces of blood on it)... when the occupants left the vehicle, to find the source of the blood on the boomerang... they found a very dazed "roo" in a Stranglers t.shirt!

The "roo" survived the attack dazed but unharmed, and a few minutes later hopped off back into the bush... BUT not before photographic evidence was taken by the N.M.E
photo journalist! these pictures can be seen in N.M.E issue 237, April 1st 1979. (Front cover picture of Lord Lucan's Punk daughter)
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Post by APOLLO79 » 15 Nov 2011, 22:20

A question to ask the band this weekend Ray 8) And mind...we(got there first)! :smt005
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Post by Alias » 16 Nov 2011, 10:33

APOLLO79 wrote:A question to ask the band this weekend Ray 8) And mind...we(got there first)! :smt005

"Bang! Goes another kanga, On the bonnet of the van"
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Post by MULLY » 16 Nov 2011, 14:08

Burn e 77 wrote:There's a great story the Australian rock band "Cold Chisel" once told at one of their London gigs back in the day... they said that once, while driving British N.M.E journalists
around the ozzie outback bush, they spotted a "roo" hopping around... and one of the British N.M.E journo's insisted on throwing a boomerang out of the vans open rear doors, to experience what an Aboriginal hunter might feel while hunting dinner (albeit in a van!)... anyway it was a good chuck, and the boomerang returned near the stationary van (With traces of blood on it)... when the occupants left the vehicle, to find the source of the blood on the boomerang... they found a very dazed "roo" in a Stranglers t.shirt!

The "roo" survived the attack dazed but unharmed, and a few minutes later hopped off back into the bush... BUT not before photographic evidence was taken by the N.M.E
photo journalist! these pictures can be seen in N.M.E issue 237, April 1st 1979. (Front cover picture of Lord Lucan's Punk daughter)
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