Information is not complete, but will be added to as it becomes available

 

Early in 1977, a publication called Strangled metamorphosed from a fanzine called Side Burns (1976) of which four to five issues were produced by avid music fan Tony Moon. The December 1976 issue of Side Burns featured the famous punk chord diagram feature entitled. "Playin' In The Band." / "This is a chord... (displaying an A), This is another... (displaying an E) This is a third (displaying a G): Now form a band."

Interest in The Stranglers had grown to such proportions that Alan Edwards decided to assist Tony Moon and devote an entire fanzine to the band, and Strangled was born.

Over the years, the magazine developed from a photocopied mish-mash of ideas into a glossy enthuzine, celebrating The Stranglers and their music, and also covering many other topics, often of a controversial nature, which the band themselves were interested in and thought their subscribers may be likewise. Owned by and working alongside the band themselves, the Stranglers Information Service has continued to carry out its function as the direct contact between The Stranglers and enthusiasts of their work, via www.stranglers.net and special events and, until 1995, Strangled magazine. (by Marian Shepherd)

In recent years the unbelievably great The Burning Up Times has expanded on many dark corners of The Stranglers' career and lives.
Those PDF issues are linked at the bottom of this web site.


Volume I (1977 - 1979)
created by Tony Moon and Alan Edwards

1 1977
editorial / Truck (Hugh's shirt logo that stopped Rainbow gig) /
Interview: Hugh Cornwell & JJ Burnel / Sranglers pin-up / oddz & sodz (news: gigs, United Artists contract, (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 45 release, etc.)

2 April 1977
Paul Weller & Rich Buckler interview (the Jam) / odds & sods (news) / editorial / Rattus Norvegicus (LP review includes two pages of photo collages & Truck logo) /
"Jett Gets A Grip" Interview: Jet Black / Damned gig advert / Ian Dury pin-up / Squeeze interview / Cherry Vanilla pin-up

3 1977
London (band) / editorial / news / Tony Parsons (interview: NME writer discusses BBC & legal herbs) / Squeeze /
Interview: JJ Burnel / 999 (band) / oddz & sodz (news: gigs, bands, etc.) / editorial (aging) / Violent (band)

4 September 1977
Bumper-Sized Summer Special: editorial / record releases / Graham Parker interview / "flop go england" (punks & teds) / Lee Brilleaux & Lew Lewis (interview includes illustrated guide: how to prepare a mouth harp) / the Who (with discography) / the Lurkers (group) /
"The Greatest Hearing" Interview: Hugh Cornwell (USA Tour / No More Heroes LP) / Walter Lure interview (Heartbreakers' L.A.M.F.) / John Cale (Velvet Underground) retrospective / McDonald's (restaurant rant)

November 22 - December 15, 1977
Front Row Festival Programme
by Tony Moon

First Edition (1977): 35" x 25" folds up; one-sided poster with band photos
Re-Print (1983): SIS edition of 1,000 also features bios and Festival schedule and information

5 February 1978
editorials /
Interview: Jet Black / Stranglers' history / skinheads 1969-1978 (article) / Steel Pulse (band) / football 1978 (article) / Pete Townshend interview / Squeeze (1st LP review)

6 1978
Lenny Bruce / news / Squeeze /
"The Present Fashion For Red Herrings" by JJ Burnel (European politics) / Interview: Hugh Cornwell (Chicago, Illinois, USA) / Pinpoint (band) / the Pirates (band) / Buzzcocks / Hey! (Rise Of The Robots) (lyrics) / "The Flasher" by Hugh Cornwell (cartoon)

7 August / September 1978
editorials / Black and White (LP review) / "the sea of fertility" (novel trilogy by Yukio Mishima) / shoplifting / Sore Throat (band) / Time Out (magazine) / the Edge (band) / news /
Interview: Jet Black / chrome (philisophical rant) / discography / strangled (cartoon) / "do the yodel" (yodelling) / Pinpoint (band) / Interview: Dave Greenfield / "The Flasher" by Hugh Cornwell (cartoon)

8 1979
kaine kinetics / editorials / news / Pere Ubu (David Thomas interview) / "fourth channel" (video revolution) / cannabis legalization / water pistol /
Interview: Hugh Cornwell / Interview: JJ Burnel / "feetwarmers" (George Melly interview) / "The Flasher" by Hugh Cornwell (cartoon)

9 1979
editorial / Rapid Eye Movement (John Ellis band) / Void (band) / sexism /
Interview: Hugh Cornwell / Interview: JJ Burnel / Pitiful 65 Special (band) / Art Object (band) / Euroman Cometh (LP review)

Stranglers Songbook / Biography
created by Kevin Sparrow; disappeared after his death on December 25, 1979.

Special Thanks to: Duncan Round for providing PDF files and information on these rare volume one issues.




Volume II (1979-1987)
edited by Jet Black / assisted by Paul Roderick and Suzanne Prior

1 March 1980
news / Stranglers & Japanese medieval architecture / 1979 diary /
S-Ken (band) by Hugh Cornwell / discography / quotes / anti-Stranglers letter by Mrs. Johnson / "Dear Mrs. Johnson" by Jet Black (reply) / Lizard (band) / "Hagakure" by JJ Burnel / Duchess (video still) / merchandise / TSR-2 ministry requirement OR.343 / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) / "Dave's Brain Teaser" by Dave Greenfield (crossword) / letters

2 May 1980
news / who sings what (Stranglers song concordance) / pics from the Rainbow gig without Hugh / discography / Meninblack (letter) / bending your ear (new group reviews) / what equipment the band use (Stranglers' musical gear) /
Euroman Cometh (lyrics translated by JJ Burnel) / Choosey Susie lyrics / who guards the guards? by Brian Stratton / etymology of bullshit (letter answered by Jet Black) / "The Prodigal Whirligig" (draconian drug laws) by Jet Black / merchandise / "Why Do The Stranglers Always Get Bad Write-Ups?" (playlist procedures letter answered by Stranglers as "The Lads" / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) / brain teaser / imports / adverts / misc. news

1980
Who Guards The Guards?
book by Brian Stratton

published in the U.K. by SIS / North London PROP

3 July 1980
news / letters &
Stranglers demise (letter answered by Hughinblack) & Prison system (letter answered by Jet Black) / "Charles Darwin - Man Or Myth?" by Hugh Cornwell (with giraffe artwork by Jet Black) / Inside Information (book) / letters & Education (letter answered by Jet Black) / League of Common Sense and Decency certificate awarded to Stranglers / "Who Guards The Heavies?" & reply by Dave Greenfield / Japanese Newspaper Article by JJ Burnel / unretouched Raven Viking ship (photo) / letter / Tomorrow Was The Hereafter (7" 45 offer) / extraterrestrial ancestral concept / letters / brain easer / letter (illegal CB radio) & reply by Jet Black / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) / Rok It To The Moon (lyrics) / letters & UFO sighting by Jet Black / adverts

Note: Tomorrow Was The Hereafter / Nubiles (Cocktail version) (SIS 001 7" 45) was solicited for in this issue and was not included free as previously reported.

October 1980
Inside Information
book by Hugh Cornwell

first edition published in the U.K. by SIS - October 1980
second edition published in the U.K. by SIS - November 1981
third edition published in the U.K. by SIS - 1987

 

4 January 1981
Greetings by Jet Black / Meninblack vocals / letters / Minatus (lyrics to Threatened in latin) / United States Tour 1980 / Tour reviews & photos / "Euroman Cometh" by JJ Burnel / "The Colour Black" by Hugh Cornwell / Modern Eon (band) / discography / "Dave Greenfield Talks To Mr. Moderation" Interview: Dave Greenfield / UK Tour 1981 / Stranglers brain easer / puzzle / letters / pain / Top Secret (lyrics) / "Jet's Nice Book" by Jet Black / Inside Information (book) / topless nubile stripping onstage in Loss Angeles (photo) / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) / adverts

 

February 1981
Much ado about nothing
book by Jet Black

published in the U.K. by SIS

 

5 April 1981
editorial /
"To All Disappointed Ticket Holders For Stranglers Cleethorpes Gig 2nd March" by Hughinblack / the Frank Fontaine abduction report / discography / "Black Oblivion" (drink mix) by Dave Green field & J. Seabrook / Southampton gig review / Strangled no. 4 competition winner / "the gospel?" (Ezekiel / Bible) / eurolanguage / "The Regular Spiel" (CIA) by Hughinblack / poetry / "who are the meninblack?" / who sings what (Stranglers song concordance) / Just Like Nothing On Earth (lyrics) / "Hugh Replies To Dr. P.J. Bowler Of Belfast" (evolution) by Hugh Cornwell / import news / 1981 MIB Tour merchandise / letters / US Tour info / "Pablo Neruda and the other Americas"/ "the United Fruit Company" / adverts

6 1981
news /
Interview: JJ Burnel / Stranglers' equipment & stage plan / "a tale of two shitties" (Stranglers' Belfast & Rome gigs) / Frank Fontaine: abduction report: part 2 / poetry & proles / Maninwhite (lyrics) / "A Strange Chain Of Events" by JJ Burnel / Dagenham Dave / letters / "Hugh Replies" by Hugh Cornwell / boycott British products / discography / Strangled abroad / record news / adverts

7 1981
news from the Manor /
La Folie (LP release & rehearsal photos) / Stiff UK telegram / "Hugh's Cinematic Vision" Interview: Hugh Cornwell / Celia & the Mutations / record news / "The Ubiquitous Myth" by Jet Black (love does not exist) / "a Canadian account - the second coming" / x-certificate crossword / flexi cock-up (photo funny) / "The Return Of The Flasher" by Hugh Cornwell (cartoon) / merchandise / tour news / adverts

8 January 1982
editorial /
Interview: Dave Greenfield (with astrological birth chart) / "Ain't Nothin' To It" by Hugh Cornwell / "La Folie" by JJ Burnel / La Folie Tour photos / "Mr. Sprat's 21st Century Popular Motets" Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / La Folie Tour: Second Coming / discography / Taxi Girl (band) / death: a Japanese view / don't vote Ronnie (lyrics based on Don't Bring Harry) / Hugh Cornwell across-word (features "The Prisoner" by Picasso) / Jet Black across-word / waltzinblack ballet / adverts

9 April 1982
cover features
Hugh & Jet in MeninBlack photo from their "Colour Black" TV documentary / news / "The Jet Black Interview" (definitive: 1979) / news / discography / "Dave Greenfield Talks To The Boys In Darkness" Interviewed by Dave Greenfield / Golden Brown (video stills) / "The Ubiquitous Myth: A Reply" by Jet Black (love does not exist) / JJ Burnel down-word / Dave Greenfield down-word / letters / "hearing but not seeing" (Graham Granger interview) / adverts

 

Lyric Sheets
created by Lola Borg; Four A3 Lyric Sheets were produced by SIS in 1982


Rattus Norvegicus


No More Heroes


The Gospel According To The Meninblack


The Singles 1977-1982

 

10 July 1982
news / merchandise /
Phil Daniels Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / Hugh's stage debut (theatrical play) / "Our Man In Brussels" by JJ Burnel / Polyphonic Size (band) / "you look so good i could eat you" (Issei Sagawa) / La Folie video stills / letters / "Jet Replies" by Jet Black (the Ubiquitous Myth) / "Hugh Replies" by Hugh Cornwell (love & surrealism) / holy blood, holy grail: a second coming? (book) / record news / discography / adverts

11 September 1982
news / Stranglers' stage plan /
"A Coeur Ouvert" Interview: JJ Burnel / "Craftwork: The Instrument Maker's Art" (harpsichord maker) Clive Dunkley interviewed by Dave Greenfield & Jet Black / angst / "my friend he was the Raven" (Raven mythological history) / letters / "that's entertainment" Johnny Rubbish interviews Paul Davies / discography / the Collection (sheet music ad) / adverts

12 December 1982
Feline (LP release & Tour dates) / discography / Stuart Sutcliffe 1940-1962 (with artwork) / "Every Mistake Imaginable" (EMI bungles the Collection 1977-1982 LP release; features
Stranglers' third unreleased concept) / George Melly Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / "Golden Crown" (Stranglers judge Carnival Queen competition; with photos) / Lindsey Clennell (video director) / letters / Blackness UK & news sheet / Stranglers TV gig / adverts

13 March 1983
Aural Sculpture (lyrics) / "To Play Or Not To Play? That Is The Question" by Jet Black / discography / "sounds from the wood" (Kincade Brothers custom guitar article) / "The Hugh Cornwell Interview" / "sleeve notes" (LP cover design, photo shoots 1977-1982; includes photo outtakes) / "rarities, rare sleeves & mis-pressings: part 1 / letters / "Jet Replies" by Jet Black (pathetic patterns) / "the Stranglers ala: Top of the Pops" (cartoon) / "doing the European" (Polyphonic Size) / adverts / Jet Black satire

14 July 1983
editorial / record news / a tale of world cannibalistic practices / the Front Row Festival 1977: part 1 / Stranglers rarities: part 2 /
Martial Arts Interview by JJ Burnel & Tony Visconti / letters / adverts / word puzzle / discography

15 September 1983
editorial / news /
Hugh Cornwell Talks To Jackie Castellano (art director) / Stranglers rarities: part 3 (bootlegs, misc, sleeves, mis-pressings) / a man of many talents (Nik Malham supported the band on Feline Tour in glasgow 1983) / live photos / the Front Row Festival 1977: part 2 / letters (JJ Burnel answers letter on karate / Jet Black answers two letters on Exegesis & Pawsher rationale) / Jackinblack (cartoon: debut episode by Glenn Fabry) / puzzle page / discography

16 December 1983
editorial / Fire and Water (LP release) / Dino Rogers / France Tour / Amanda Lear interview / Front Row Festival: part 3 / letters /
"You Don't Myth Her Really" by Jet Black (love & happiness do not exist) / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / adverts / puzzle / discography

17 March 1984
editorial / news / "Fire & Water: the I-Ching" / "dead ringers in Seattle" (USA Tour gig review) / situation quite insane (fiction) / Front Row Festival: part 4 /
JJ Burnel & Dave Greenfield in drag photos / Stranglers' stage equipment 1984 (Bruce Gooding interview) / letters (Jet answers one letter: nuclear disarmament) / "The Attraction Of Heroin Completely Overshadowed Its Lethal Effects" by Hugh Cornwell / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / adverts / puzzle page / discography / Aural Sculpture (LP sleeve outtake photo)

18 June 1984
editorial /
"The Changing Face Of Peter Hammill" Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell & Jet Black / who sings what (Stranglers song concordance) / black fashion (goth) / record rarities (compilation LPs, Hanging Around 45, radio promo LPs) / discography / letters / stranglers in the night (Indian assasins & thugs) / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / Vincent Coudanne (Fire & Water director) / puzzle page / adverts

19 November 1984
Tenth Anniversary Issue - (gatefold cover features:
Aural Sculpture photo outtakes) / editorial / "Early Days" Interview: Stranglers (features rare photos) / "you can keep your Brussels & Amsterdam" (Aural Sculpture photo shoot) / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / Stranglers biography (features photos of early haunts & band's first fan letter) / "Aural Sculpture" Interview: Hugh Cornwell / "Hugh Talks To XTC" (Andy Partridge) Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / discography / "Jet's old dream" (Marriage of Convenience 45: "My Young Dreams") / letters / puzzle page / adverts

20 February 1985
editorial / Tour news /
Adam Clayton (bassist for U2) Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / Paul Nieman (aural sculptor) / live on the Tube / No Mercy (video stills) / Aural Sculpture / "Aural Quest" Interview: Dave Greenfield (computer game) / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / Aural Sculpture Folio / letters / puzzle / discography / adverts

21 June - July 1985
merchandise / editorial / Tour dates /
"J.J. In Japan" by JJ Burnel / Ryo Ishibashi interview (JJ Burnel in ARB) / "the secret diary of a Stranglers merchandiser" / "Brown Bread" (recipe) by Hugh Cornwell / 'Through The Lens Of The Listener" (essay on instrumentation) by Hugh Cornwell, Paul Jenner & Max Eastley) / "Dave Talks To S.F.S." (Stranglers France Service) Interview: Dave Greenfield / discography / letters / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / puzzle page / adverts / awful scripture

22 January 1986
editorial /
John Ellis interview (Vibrators) / "22-08-85 Nice Day For A Black Wedding" Dave & Pam Greenfield wedding / My Young Dreams (45 launch party) / one in a million (fiction) / "The Infamous Meninblack Are Back" Interview: Hugh Cornwell / George Chandler & Jimmy Chambers interview (Aural Sculpture backing vocalists) / "rough idears" (ear sculpture) / discography / letters / puzzle page / adverts

23 April 1986
editorial /
"Rat Jet Rap" Rat Scabies (the Damned) Interviewed by Jet Black / the Doors connection / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / Mishima: a life in four chapters (Yukio Mishima) / the glee club / Carol Aid (charity group featuring JJ Burnel) / La Folie / crime pays for a Japanese cannibal / the Challenge (JJ Burnel boat race) / agony column (letters) / discography / France ear kiosks / puzzle page / letters / adverts

24 October 1986
editorial / record & video news / Tour dates / Dino Rogers (obituary) /
"Weekend In Warsaw" by JJ Burnel / Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / discography / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / the Challenge (JJ Burnel boat race) / "Burnel En Francais" Interview: JJ Burnel / Nice In Nice (video stills) / Ozymandias by JJ Burnel / Shelley & Ozymandias / puzzle / Glenn Fabry interview / letters / adverts

25 March 1987
DreamTour 1987 Programme / "lip service" (Stranglers horn section bios) /
"Hugh Talks To Nigel Planer" (of the Young Ones TV show) Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / "welcome to the world of small screen entertainment" (Stranglers' Epic videos) / Big In America (video animation) / discography / colour photos & biography of Stranglers centrespread / song titles cartoon / "JJ As Producer" Glenn Fabry (Jackinblack) Interviewed by JJ Burnel / "JJ Talking To Gerald Hartup Of The Freedom Association" Interview by JJ Burnel / Dreamtime (LP advert; Epic) / "every loser wins" (Stranglers chart success) / adverts / letters / Liberty EMI adverts

26 August 1987
editorial / Tour dates / radio ga ga (DJ gets sacked for playing too much Stranglers) /
"Hugh And I" Interview: Hugh Cornwell / Xmal Deutschland (band) / The Ladies Of The Eighties Interviewed by JJ Burnel / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / Jools Holland (Squeeze) Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / adverts / letters / discography / Inside Information (Hugh Cornwell book advert)


Volume II (1987-1996)
edited by JJ Burnel
with Philip B. Harlowe (1988-1990) / Gary Lucas / Nick Yeomans / Pam Greenfield / Marian Shepherd

27 March 1988(note: issue includes free flexi disc: "Goebbels, Mosley, God And Ingrams" by JJ Burnel; SIS 003)
editorial / news / Strangled sports illustrated /
"Cornwell On Floyd" Keith Floyd Interviewed by Hugh Cornwell / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / bootlegs: update & complete discography / competition / photos from All Day And All The Night / eye to eye (Jean Luke Epstien; art director) / Reading Festival / "Talking Live" Interview: JJ Burnel / Stranglers in the news (features rare early photo of smiling Stranglers) / adverts / discograpy

28 May 1989
editorial / news /
"A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" Interview: Hugh Cornwell / the cock report / the Purple Helmets story / "it's not all glamour in the Helmets you know" by Alex Gifford (the Purple Helmets) / Polyphonic Size (band) / "Lemmy In The Hot Seat" Lemmy (Motorhead) Interviewed by JJ Burnel / adverts / discography (comprehensive)

29 October 1989
editorial / news / Tour dates 1989 / Purple Helmets Rise Again (LP advert) /
"Litter" by Hugh Cornwell / "doing the european" (Purple Helmets gig) / the Black Reaver / The Dave Greenfield Interview / "Karate-do The Way Of Karate" by JJ Burnel / logic problem / Euroman Cometh: 1992 & all that (European unification) / Un Jour Parfait (JJ Burnel LP review) / poles apart (Polish fans) / letters / adverts / discography

30 June 1990
editorial / news / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / "in search of paradise" (European Union) / "the dragon theory" (dragons) /
"Jet Black Interview" / "the ugly truth" (Ugly As Sin; band) / "and even the fans are amazing" (June 1989 Brixton gig review) / singles: foreign pressings: a brief guide: part 1 (Europe) / competition / "an Englishman's home?" (M11 Link Road article by John Ellis) / "songs of substance - are today's kids missing out?" / "Come Back, Chaac, All Is Forgiven" (the Mayans) by Hugh Cornwell / "the impossible happens at a Stranglers photo shoot" (LP "10" cover outtakes) / letters / adverts / discography (LPs)


August 12, 1990 Hugh Cornwell leaves the Stranglers forever
31 December 1990
editorial (Hugh Cornwell quits the Stranglers; 1974-1990) / news / food for thought (HIV poem) /
"JJ & Ruthinblack In Conversation With P.C. 'X' " (Policeman interviewed by JJ Burnel & Ruthinblack) / Jackinblack (cartoon by Glenn Fabry) / "H.P. Lovecraft - a man not of the earth" (bio by Pam Greenfield) / Ray Davies interview / singles: foreign pressings: a brief guide: part 2 (Japan, Australia, New Zealand) / letters / adverts / discography / maggie's nightmare (Margaret Thatcher cartoon)

32 1991(note: issue includes free flexi disc: "New Day Today" final original release by the Stranglers MK I; SIS 004)
Paul Roberts (the new Strangler - vocalist) / Athens: the first Heaven or Hell (concert review) / Sil Wilcox interview (tour manager) / import rarities / Jackinblack (cartoon by Steve Beaumont) / other misc unknown content

33 November 1991
editorial / news / Stranglers Information Service Convention (SIS) /
La Folie (lyrics translation: French to English) / "Roadbreaking" by John Ellis / "in with a bullet" (record industry) / the Stranglers Greatest Hits 1977-1990 (LP release) / Jackinblack (cartoon) / "The Day The Snow Came Down" by JJ Burnel (poison snow) / "Estonia...Cracking The U.S.S.R." by Paul Roberts / back in the U.S.S.R. / "The Kibbo Kift" Interview: John Ellis / "so what's so special about the Stranglers then?" / the Meninblack in print (Chris Twomey's Stranglers biography) / CD singles: a collectors guide / discography / letters / adverts

34 1992
JJ Burnel in Japan /
Dave Greenfield Interview / Paul Roberts interviews the Stranglers / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) convention booking form / the Stranglers announce their own record label: Psycho (distributed by China Records) / Meninblack (cartoon) / other misc unknown content

35 1992
News /
Paul Roberts Tackles Stuart Pearce / The Finchley Boys by Owen Carne / SIS World Convention 1992 / Strangled Archives 1: The Interviews / The Story Behind "Girl From The Snow Country"

1992
The Men They Love To Hate
book by Chris Twomey; issued in The Old Testament (4CD) EMI boxed set
1980s: "The Men They Love To Hate" (16 chapters) solicited to publishers - unpublished
Summer 1992 "The Meninblack In Print" (21 chapters) solicited to publishers - unpublished

36 1992
News / Ads /
Stranglers In The Night Band Interview / The Novice's Guide to Collecting Stranglers Records / Stranglers Archives Vol. 2: Cannibalism / Qui Chante Quoi? (JJ / HC / DG) / Discography update

37 1992
News / A Vampyre: a morbid fascination by Stubsinblack / collecting Stranglers records / prize competition / Mike Kemp interview (producer of Stranglers In the Night) / Scrap the Charts (Jet Black on the inadequacies of the charts) / Jack in Black by Steve Beaumont / introducing The Old Testament (CD boxed set & video VHS) / Things you couldn't even imagine - background to Philip K. Dick / A look at the world of independent music (Gary Logan talks to Geoff Davies of Probe Plus Records) / The Fortean Times: John Ellis Interview (Part II) / letters / adverts / discography.

38 1993
News / No sleep 'til Wrexham (Nik Yeomans) /
All Quiet on the National Front? JJ Burnel Interview / La Folie: Dave Thompson & John Ellis on more motorway madness / Stranglers in the night in Leeds / Jack in Black (by Steve Beaumont) / Pet or Pest? (joys of rat keeping) Sally Buckingham Interviews Dave & Pam Greenfield / Ian McNabb interview by Gary Logan / Material Issue: Marian talks to the band who supported the Stranglers on the last tour / potato romp shocker / Dani - JJ Burnel / letters / adverts / prize competition / discography (compiled by Nik Yeomans) / unique Stranglers radio documentary details: 20 Years with the Meninblack (BBC)

39 1993
News /
A State of Mind: Paul Roberts letter from America / Jack in Black (by Steve Beaumont) / album review: WIRED by Hugh Cornwell (the man they love to hate) / Ian McNabb (nterview part 2) / Incubus-Succubus by StubsInBlack / An Afternoon with Jet Black - Marian Sheperd, Chris Twomey & Nik Yeomans talk to Jet / The A-Z Of Stranglers Landmarks by Owen Carne / Tulips, Canals & Lashings of Dutch Edam: Marian & Nik visit SIS Holland / SIS puzzle page / Aural Sculpture the exhibition by JJ Burnel / letters / adverts / The Bootleg Meninblack

40 November 1993
editorial / news / Tour dates / merchandise / "the Stranglers at Fontwell Racecourse" /
"Diary Of A Producer" by JJ Burnel / "I Dunno, Lads Eh?" by Paul Roberts / Stranglers cover versions / A Day Into Night: 1993 / complete gig listing: the new era / "the a to z of Stranglers' landmarks" / "A London Walk" by John Ellis / letters / adverts / discography

1994 A4 Stranglers Calendar

41 June 1994
Editorial by Jet Black / news / Tour dates / Northwinds Canada (magazine) / merchandise / "Is There Anybody There?" Interview: John Ellis / Dani / new wave / "The Stranglers Discussion On The Appropriation, Assimilation And Utilisation Of Contemporary Comedy. Apparently..." by the Stranglers / Inspiral Carpets (band) / the Chronicles of Vladimir 1983-1988 / "Down To Bass-ics - In Conversation With J.J. Burnel" Interview: JJ Burnel (with Euroman Cometh photo outtake) / JJ Burnel fact file / "The Cost Of Progress" by John Ellis / "Desert Island Discs" by Paul Roberts & John Ellis / the story of the original Peaches picture sleeve (with photo) / "Bootlegs: A Crisis Of Conscience?" Interview: Stranglers / Killjoys (band) interview / 999 (band) interview / letters / adverts

42 December 1994
editorial / news / merchandise / Stranglers Information Service (SIS) unmasked / Stranglers prize crossword /
Vladimir & Sergei (lyric cartoon) / Andrew Lauder interview (United Artists A&R man 1976) / Shepherds Bush Empire (opening bands: Shredder & Scrap Iron Scientists) / "the sleeve: a story in one part" (Strangled from Birth & Beyond CD) / "Desert Island Discs: Part 2" by JJ Burnel / "The Amazing Mr. Greenfield" Interview: Dave Greenfield / Magic de Spell / These Animal Men (band) / Iain Banks interviewed by Paul Roberts / "the Meninblack under the microscope" (excerpts from 141 page dissertation on Stranglers) / "Room 101" Pet Hate Interviews: JJ Burnel, Paul Roberts, John Ellis, Dave Greenfield & Jet Black / 1994 or 1984? (UK criminal justice & public order bill) / "time to die - almost" (diary of Ireland & Spain gigs) / letters / adverts

43 May 1995
News /
Paul Roberts talks to Alan Winstanley / review of Members Tapes by Chris Winfield / A London Walk (Part 2) by John Ellis / T-Rextasy by Tim Bruce / And now we'll hand you back to the studio by Trevor Dawkins / Stranglers and Friends: Live In Concert (CD review) / About Time (album review) / About About Time: The Stranglers discuss the new album / Desert Island Discs: Dave Greenfield / Dai Davies interview / Strangled talks to the Big Breakfast / Boom-Sniff my Rubber by Paul Roberts / Vladimir & The Beast / letters / adverts / discography by Owen Carne

44 1995 / 1996
News / Vladimir Goes To Havana / The Meninblack on video / Boyz in the Wood (PR) / The Sessions (CD review) /
John Ellis cross examines Judge Smith / Mike Peters / Somewhere over at the Rainbow: rminiscing with Toyah / The Enigmatic Mr. Greenfield / A Finer Temptress ? / JJ Burnel & Strangled in conversation with Captain Sensible / Meathead CD review / Art & Soul / Euromen Wenteth (and cameth back again) / The Meninblack under the microscope / set list past & present / letters / adverts

45 November 1996 (final issue)
News / definitely, maybe? a football fantasy / the journeyman's story / Rattus Norvegicus & No More Heroes reissue CD review by Paul Edwards /
Red Tales from the Rverbank: Paul Roberts talks to Azalea Hemlock & Shamus Bicker / Strangled in London 1996 (SIS Convention) / an introduction to the internet and the world wide web / The Stranglers in London: a fans'eye view / a fine day for the classroom / an actors' life for me by Nichola Still / going Greek - the sequel / New Zealand saga / Stranglers set lists (part 2) / letters / adverts

Special Thanks to: Cecile Pontagnier for providing JPG files and information on volume two issues.

1982 - 1996
Strangled Binder

Strong boarded unibinder, covered in black PVC with the Strangled logo embossed in silver on the front cover and spine.
The binder holds twelve A4 issues of Strangled in place with nylon spinal strips.



Stranglers fanzines / enthuzines / magazines

Information is not complete, but will be added to as it becomes available
Addtional information is always welcomed.

 

Stranglers Fan Klub1 1981 (Holland enthuzine)
introduction /
Interview: Hugh Cornwell & JJ Burnel / Truck (Hugh's shirt logo that stopped Rainbow gig) / JJ Burnel (Euroman Cometh) / Interview: Jet Black / discography / Black and White (LP) / Interview: Dave Greenfield & Jet Black / Stranglers pin-up / merchandise


Detailed Stranglers timeline / history in:
PUNK DIARY 1970 - 1979 (1994) St. Martins Press, New York, NY, USA: by George Gimarc
POST PUNK DIARY 1980 - 1982 (1997) St. Martins Press, New York, NY, USA: by George Gimar
Detailed Stranglers and solo discographies in: VOLUME
Edition One
(1980) One Ten Records, New York, NY, USA: International Discography of the New Wave by B. George / Martha DeFoe
Edtion Two (1983) One Ten Records, New York, NY, USA: International Discography of the New Wav by B. George / Martha DeFoe
New Pose

2 (July 1977) Stranglers / Hugh Cornwell cover story


Strangled

1 - 5 (1981-?) France, unauthorized enthuzine by Jean-Francois Guyard and/or Narcisse Yolou;) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Hanging Around

1 - ? (1977 - Edinburgh, UK fanzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Outside Tokyo

1 - 25 (1978 - 1980s Japan fanzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)



Black and White

1 - 9 (1983 - 1986) France (S.F.S. = Stranglers France Service) / Ireland / Switzerland fanzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Strangled

V1 # 1 - 5
V2 # 1 - 2
(by Roger-Marc Vandevoorde)
(1979 - 1981) Belgium (in french), unauthorized enthuzine by Roget-Marc vande Voorde) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Strangled in America

1 - ? (1980s - United States of America (S.I.S. USA) enthuzine by The Dimmer Twins) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Blackness

1 (December 1982 one-sheet published in Strangled V.2#12)
2 - ? (1983-?; UK) (other issue numbers and contents unknown)


Northwinds

1 - ? (1980s - 1990s - Toronto, Ontario, Canada enthuzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Stranglers Pamphlets (published by G. Holmes, Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK)

1 (1987; Live)
2 (1987; Interviews)
3 (1987; Overseas Vinyl)
4 (1987; unknown) (other issue numbers and contents unknown)


Stranglers Discography

1987 (60 pages; published by Duncan Harbour, Chippenham, Wilts, UK)


La Folie

1 - 2 (1987) France (S.F.I.S. = Stranglers France Information Service) enthuzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Sudden Apathy magazine

1 - ? (1988 - London, UK magazine) (issue numbers and contents unknown; Chris Twomey joint project)


Aural Augasm

1 - ? (1989 - (40 page fanzine; published by G. Louden, Chiswick, London, UK) (issue numbers and contents unknown but pertain to music / weirdness / sex)


RockinBlack

1 - 5 (1988 - 1990) France (S.F.I.S. = Stranglers France Information Service) enthuzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Strangulation

1 - 18 (1993 - 2000) Valenciennes, France (S.I.S.) fanzine) (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Rattus Report

1 - ? (May 1991 - fanzine published by S.I.S. Holland "Ratinblack") (issue numbers and contents unknown)


Mumble Jumble

1 - 8 (mid-1990s fanzine; contents unknown)


The Stranglers: An Investigation into the Reasons for Their Success 1977 to 1993 by Paul Holland

(1993) (141 pages)


Stranglers 2000

1 - 2 (1998? fanzine - contents unknown)




The Burning Up Times

1 2005; In The Shadows PDF format enthuzine 1978 LP Black and White

2 2006; Second Coming PDF format enthuzine 1981 LP The Gospel According to The Meninblack

3 2008; Down In The Sewer PDF format enthuzine 1977 LP Rattus Norvegicus

4 2008; Down In The Sewer PDF format enthuzine 1977 LP No More Heroes

5 2009; Ode to Joy PDF format enthuzine 1979 LP Euroman Cometh



SIS Discography

The Rats Lair

Stranglers Official Merchandise