Why, after thirty years, have I started liking The Stranglers? Because in a time where everyone is afraid, and angry and fucked up they sound terribly contemporary all of a sudden? This clip has everything: incongruity, nihilism, facial hair, analogue electronics and Peter pissing Powell.
A live version of 'Down In The Sewer' where they lock into a groove that is part Can, part Status Quo.
They cheat on the clock, but this track could have been recorded yesterday, or tomorrow, although it was actually recorded in 1979.
The Stranglers are cool.