with Dust and A Certain Ratio
I was at that gig and reviewed it for Sounds. Can’t recall a great deal, alas. Hooky must have impressed me because the review finished with the line”…plus they have a bassist who could eat Jean Jacques Burnell for breakfast.” The Stranglers had played a lot in Manchester and had become friends with The Drones. I remember enjoying Ice Age in particular. Don’t know who was drumming at that time but I do recall being harangued all eve by Steve Brotherdale (B’Dale) who seemed to be pretending to be some kind of big promoter. Wouldn’t have known — Mick Middles.
Photo (C) Bernard & Joe