MiB81 wrote: ↑06 Mar 2021, 14:14 Looks like a bit of a Punk night on Sky Arts tonight, with docs and shows from
The Damned, Pistols, Poly Styrene, Clash, Rock Against Racism etc.
Nothing on the 'Glers, obviously.
https://www.tvguide.co.uk/mobile/channe ... #476915488
A rather excellent nights worth of music, so glad I tuned my TV into this station only a month ago.
Recorded them all except for Sex Pistols gig which I have on DVD.
I was looking forward to The Damned one which I’ve not bought nor seen, just watched it and i quite enjoyed it, they are are such a great band and often overlooked like The Stranglers, as we all know it’s always the Pistols & Clash who get all the praise.
So it looks like the Cap’s problem is with the publishing (and prob a few other things too concerning Rat Scabies) I think it’s prob a case of Rat knowing his legal stuff and the Cap being a bit naive so understandably he’s a bit pissed off and you could tell he didn’t want to play the ‘Stab Yor Back’ song not cos of the subject matter as he stated but simply because it was an average Rat Scabies song and the only song he wrote to get on the first album so he could get publishing rights.
I hope The Stranglers movie/ Rockumentary is a good one but if Hugh ain’t involved it’s not going to be too great and we’ll only hear 3 sides of the Stranglers story.
Also can you imagine if The Stranglers had never shared the songwriting and publishing? Oh dear there would have been very severe violent handbags drawn!