Well done that man . Why oh why oh WHY are The Stranglers supporting such utter dross as UB40 - exposureI suppose . I wouldn't even countenance buying a ticket to something UB40 were at , I wouldn't want them to have a single penny of mine. Stranglers yes - UB40 NO WAY . Its like me being a Leeds fan ( I am ) and going to Man Utd every week - wouldn't do it . So - The Clash aren't by any way the most over rated ever , pretty bad from London Calling onwards - but there are worse .Greatkudu wrote:Sorry I forgot UB40.They are the only band In the whole history of my gig career that I have actually walked out because It was so bad.I saw the Stranglers supporting UB40 in Bournemouth in 2004.the Stranglers were great,so to get the value from the ticket I thought I would see what UB40 were like.They were so bad I walked out within 30 seconds of the opening number.The UB40 fans said to me "Are they that bad"? I replied yes.All you could hear was bass (not In a good way) and the sloth bear like warblings of the two front men,diabolical.
Incidentally , saw both in ,79 at B'ham Top Rank - Stranglers on Raven tour and Clash - 17 tons I think - The Stranglers from what I remember ( I am of course biased ) were a far better live sounding band then , The Clash if memory serves were after a while just noise . A bit to loud and unclear in sound - I think they had some bloke from a reggae band on with them at times - Ranking Roger maybe ?