The Coup de Grace album was released in october 1998 filled with songs mostly written by Stranglers bassist JJ Burnel. Heavily influenced by the band's troop-entertaining trips to such places as the Falkland Islands and Bosnia, and (in JJ's words) "life in general", the tracks cover such topics as the ravages of war, religious conflicts, and failed relationships. In album includes the minimally-accompanied ballad "In the End". The album was the lowest-charting album for the Stranglers, peaking at number 171. Paul and John later worked together during Paul's first solo outings and his "Faith" album.
John left the Stranglers early 2000, Paul did the same in spring 2006. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..