My primary objective on this early spring evening in Glasgow was to get through the whole set. For some reason on the bands last date in the city I was ejected from the venue. It wasn’t my fault, honest gov’nor! No names, but the responsible person knows who he is.
On this occasion, again at the Academy, I paced myself. On this night it appears that I successfully passed on the drunken batton to Phil Coxon (who only made it through a couple of songs before being escorted home!). Good work Phil!!
This was a quiet gig by Glasgow standards and whilst enjoyable, the previous night’s performance in Dunfermline (at the wonderful Alhambra) was better. I’m never really one to complain about the set (a Stranglers set is a Stranglers set after all), but on this tour the selections did not, in my opinion, match JJ’s assertions that this was one of their most adventurous sets in several tours. Nevertheless, for me an undoubtable tour highlight was ‘Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)’ (very tight after being nailed for the Convention Black & White set).
JJ at Glasgow O2 Academy, 3rd March 2012
(Thanks to Alias for the photos)