This is where I check in. My first gig of many. 14 years old. I had no fecking idea what I was getting myself into.
Even then I’d been a Stranglers fan for a few years – They were due to play this in Oct 1989 but they pushed back due to recording issues. Bradford was part of the UK 10 Tour and it was pretty serious. By today’s standards this was a mammoth UK tour which saw bomb scares and mass stage invasions (just fan love really).
The artwork for the first Stranglers album Rattus Norvegicus contains a photo of the band surrounded by various artifacts which indicate the titles for 5 of their future albums spanning the next 3 decades.