Wednesday, January 4

Finchley Boys

The Torrington, The Duke of Lancaster... The Stranglers were the 'north London' punk band, even if none of them came from anywhere near.

4 comments:

Gareth said...

.... And Bruce Foxton from The Jam amongst that crowd of dodgy characters ...

Guy@GK said...

Well spotted!

It's funny, when I was a kid, real punks didn't view The Stranglers or The Jam as real punk bands... but their music has stood the test of time best.

Me, innit! said...

Also Lemmy lived in Finchley with Hawkwind.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the Stranglers were more of a West London band from what i can remember.. The Nashville, Red Cow, The Kensington,Golden Lion,Fulham Greyhound...and many many other venues throughout West london can attest to that....the Something Better Change& Straighten Out video's were filmed just off the Portobello market...they had a following from West London...even before the Finchley boys appeared...