The Stranglers ‎– Rattus Norvegicus

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Sometimes 4:50
Goodbye Toulouse 3:12
London Lady 2:25
Princess Of The Streets 4:34
Hanging Around 4:25
Peaches 4:03
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 3:55
Ugly 4:03
Down In The Sewer (7:30)
Falling
Down In The Sewer
Trying To Get Out Again
Rats Rally
Bonus Single
Peasant In The Big Shitty - Live 3:35
Choosey Susie 3:12

Versions (65)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAG 30045, FREE 3 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAG 30045, FREE 3 UK 1977 Sell This Version
L 36221, UAG 30045 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records L 36221, UAG 30045 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
L 36221 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(LP, Album, RP) United Artists Records L 36221 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
SP-4648 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4648 US 1977 Sell This Version
UAS 30 045 XOT The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 30 045 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
UAL 24055 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAL 24055 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
SP-4648 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4648 US 1977 Sell This Version
UALA-757G The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UALA-757G Canada 1977 Sell This Version
5C 062.99458 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062.99458 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 Philippines 1977 Sell This Version
UALA-757G The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, 1st) United Artists Records UALA-757G Canada 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 P The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) United Artists Records UAG 30045 P Italy 1977 Sell This Version
SP-4648 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records SP-4648 US 1977 Sell This Version
SP-4648 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records SP-4648 US 1977 Sell This Version
TCK 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 30045 UK 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 UK 1977 Sell This Version
GP 507, GP-507 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records GP 507, GP-507 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 France 1977 Sell This Version
L-36,221, L 36221, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, United Artists Records L-36,221, L 36221, UAG 30045 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records, Liberty UAG 30045 France 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
LPS-88.893 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records LPS-88.893 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
24867-I The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records 24867-I Spain 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30045 UK 1977 Sell This Version
LP-S-13-40 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records LP-S-13-40 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
21013100033 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records 21013100033 Colombia 1977 Sell This Version
UALA-757 G, UALA 757, UALA-757 Stranglers IV* Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, United Artists Records UALA-757 G, UALA 757, UALA-757 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045, FREE 3 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAG 30045, FREE 3 Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045, FREE 3 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album + 7", Single, Sol + Ltd) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAG 30045, FREE 3 UK & Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30.045, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Gat) Liberty, United Artists Records UAG 30.045, UAG 30045 France 1977 Sell This Version
SP-4648 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records SP-4648 US 1977 Sell This Version
GP-507, GP 507 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Promo) United Artists Records, United Artists Records GP-507, GP 507 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, W/Lbl) United Artists Records UAG 30045 UK 1977 Sell This Version
D-57537 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(Cass, Album) United Artists Records D-57537 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
UAS 7191 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 7191 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
GP-507 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records GP-507 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3001 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(Cass, Album) Fame, Liberty TC-FA 3001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FA 3001, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty FA 3001, UAG 30045 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FA 3001, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty FA 3001, UAG 30045 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
UAC 5115, UAC-5115 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, Liberty UAC 5115, UAC-5115 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
1300451 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) Liberty, Fame 1300451 France 1983 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46362 2 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46362 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7463624 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(Cass, Album, RE) Liberty 7463624 France 1990 Sell This Version
MG 1119 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1119 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
PROFCD 5, 7243 8 52266 2 5 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig + CD, Single, Bon) EMI Premier, EMI Premier PROFCD 5, 7243 8 52266 2 5 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46362 2, CD-FA 3001 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46362 2, CD-FA 3001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 52266 2 5 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) EMI Premier 7243 8 52266 2 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SVLP 291, none The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Simply Vinyl, EMI SVLP 291, none Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 34406 2 6, 534 4062 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 34406 2 6, 534 4062 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-53274 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-53274 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP-67941, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) EMI, United Artists Records TOCP-67941, UAG 30045 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none IV* Rattus Norvegicus(CDr, Album, Promo) Rhino Records (2), Parlophone Records Ltd. none UK 2014 Sell This Version
CGLP1 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, Num, RE, RM + 7", Single, RE, RM + Ltd) Coursegood Ltd. CGLP1 UK 2015 Sell This Version
TC-UAL 4008 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(Cass, Album, RE) Liberty, United Artists Records TC-UAL 4008 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
UAL 4008 The Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, United Artists Records UAL 4008 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 46362 2 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46362 2 Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 34406 2 6, 534 4062 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 5 34406 2 6, 534 4062 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-1575301 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album) Fame, Liberty 1A 038-1575301 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-99 458 The Stranglers IV / Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) EMI Electrola 1C 064-99 458 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1A 238 1575304 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(Cass, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty 1A 238 1575304 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-1575301, 1A 038 1575301, 038 1575301 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty, Fame, Liberty, Fame, Liberty 1A 038-1575301, 1A 038 1575301, 038 1575301 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FA 3001, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty, United Artists Records FA 3001, UAG 30045 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FA 3001, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty FA 3001, UAG 30045 UK Unknown Sell This Version
UAG 30.045, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Liberty, United Artists Records UAG 30.045, UAG 30045 France Unknown Sell This Version

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spanner77

spanner77

December 12, 2016
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd, UAG 30045, FREE 3
This should be merged with the main Rattus Norvegicus release
ibnfares

ibnfares

October 18, 2016
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album, RE, FA 3001, UAG 30045
Someone please check the matrix numbers. A version I have has stamped UAG 30045 A-2U and UAG 30045 B-1U 186
JesterWX

JesterWX

September 23, 2016
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd, UAG 30045, FREE 3
Oddly enough I got an English pressing of the album with an Irish pressing of the 45.
uroboric

uroboric

May 18, 2016
referencing IV / Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album, UAS 30 045 XOT
My copy of this has A1 and A2 swapped on label and vinyl - Side 1 starts with Goodbye Toulouse, followed by Sometimes! Backcover has the usual order though, A1 Sometimes, A2 Goodbye Toulouse, etc.. Anyone in the know about this pressing?
saxonman1

saxonman1

April 27, 2016
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album, GP 507, GP-507
this is a very nice original japan edition of the classic debut stranglers lp that was released back in the spring of 1977 during the uk punk explosion, the first 3 stranglers albums are my favorite, anyway for a 1977 pressing the sleeve is a bit thin but the obi rather fat and thick as was usually the case up until about 1981 or 82 in japan, this comes with a very colorful glossy two sided insert with lyrics and an essay in both english and japanese, im not 100% sure if this was ever reissued again in japan after 1977 but im almost certain this was the first and only pressing. i also belive this is the rarest of all the stranglers lps that where released in japan as this does not pop up to often with the obi, inserts and in great shape like the one i just received.............
Movement83

Movement83

April 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album, UAG 30045
There is another french pressing, UAG 30.045 with different labels : flat light yellow background with a brown UA logo, the songs names under that logo plus the Sacem/SDRM/SACD/SGDL stamp logo.
Matrix / Runout (etched) : UAG 30045 A | UAG 30045 B
Gatefold sleeve.
verian

verian

April 12, 2016
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album, UAG 30045
The Stranglers IV, which it wasn’t, was their first album and it was, of course, called ‘Rattus Norvegicus’, ornery buggers the Stranglers are, but this is a brilliant debut, released in April 1977. I have a copy already but it is completely knackered so I bought another for £3.50 i the used bin at my local record store.

Yes it’s sexist, misogynistic perhaps and a bit nasty here and there, well, starting the album with the lyric “Someday I’m gonna smack your face”, to a girlfriend does set the tone a bit, but if you can get past that the songs have a drive about them, a griminess, they are, as they were later to write, nice and sleazy. Give it a listen if you never have, or listen again if it’s been a while:
l2vla

l2vla

January 6, 2015
referencing Rattus Norvegicus, LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd, UAG 30045, FREE 3
there is a music cassette reedition in 1983 PATHE MARCONI 1300454 Liberty barecode 5099913004545
robmoss

robmoss

September 26, 2014
referencing IV (Rattus Norvegicus), Cass, Album, TC-FA 3001
Some cassette version credited one side as "Strangers"