I was reading progarchives the other night and the recurring debate on whether the Stranglers belong as prog despite punk marketing. Some poster brought up an interesting comparison: the Stranglers were heavily influenced by not just the Doors but also Caravan. So I checked'em out - and I like'em! It's a subtle connection, but obvious once it's pointed out. Compare:
JJ Burnell, the bass player, said that Caravan LP was one of his favorites, which is where the Canterbury connection comes in.