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Punk legend Hugh will play Belfast, January 26

Punk legend Hugh will play Belfast, January 26

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UK punk lord Hugh Cornwell tells JOANNE SAVAGE about new album Totem & Taboo ahead of his Belfast gig

Punk legend Hugh Cornwell, formerly of The Stranglers, with whom he played his last gig more than 23 years ago, is a dark and refined musical artist, a man who is slightly Bowie-like in his edginess, choice of raw riffage and risqué lyrics.

When I call him he’s in Mexico and I immediately apologise for pulling him away from the hot sun, tequila and passing Mariachi bands; but Cornwell is extremely polite and assures me it has just become really over cast down Mexico-way; the time is providential for a chat about his new album Totem & Taboo ahead of his gig in Belfast on January 26.

 

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