record mirror 26th may 1979 page 22

  •  Above: Record Mirror article.
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Nicky Garratt refers to this infamous photo shoot in his excellent 'U.K.Subs - The Early Years' on the New Red Archives website:

"Record Mirror ran a feature to coincide with Strangleholds release. The interview was conducted in London zoo where, during a staged shot in front of the elephant enclosure, one of the elephants decided to pull me over the moat using its trunk. I managed to hook my legs over the railings and was briefly suspended over the moat as the elephant still had its trunk wrapped around my arm. Although the photographer Gill was snapping shots all the time the film was destroyed during developing and the article ran with with replacement shots from a local bar."