The Stranglers ‎– Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)

United Artists Records ‎– UAG 30045, United Artists Records ‎– FREE 3
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
All Media, Limited Edition

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A1 Sometimes 4:50
A2 Goodbye Toulouse 3:12
A3 London Lady 2:25
A4 Princess Of The Streets 4:34
A5 Hanging Around 4:25
B1 Peaches 4:03
B2 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Eric Clark (3)
B3 Ugly 4:03
Down In The Sewer (7:30)
B4a Falling
B4b Down In The Sewer
B4c Trying To Get Out Again
B4d Rats Rally
Bonus Single
C Peasant In The Big Shitty - Live
Recorded By, Engineer [Island Mobile] – Vic Maile
D Choosey Susie 3:12

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As a triangular hype sticker on the sleeve shrinkwrap indicates "Includes Free Single - Limited Edition", this is one of the first 10,000 pressings with an additional 7", housed in a plain dark-orange/red sleeve (the sleeve is unpunched, top-opening with thumb-cutout on top back edge, glue-tab side).

(Note: The cover sticker from shrinkwrap may have been discarded when acquiring 2nd-hand issues. Also, it was not always applied accurately to top-left corner.)

Track C recorded live, 'The Nashville', 10 Dec 1976.
Produced at T.W. Studios, Fulham; Jan/Feb 1977.
℗1977 United Artists Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped): UAG 30045 A-1U P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): JONZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Stamped): UAG 30045 B-1U > 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Stamped): FREE 3 A-1U 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): JONZ .
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Stamped): FREE 3 B-1U 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FOR NOTHING!

Other Versions (5 of 76) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 34406 2 6 The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, RP) Parlophone, Warner Music Group 7243 5 34406 2 6 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
D-57537 The Stranglers Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(Cass, Album, Dol) United Artists Records D-57537 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
1A 038-1575301 The Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty 1A 038-1575301 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FA 3001, UAG 30045 The Stranglers Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Liberty, United Artists Records FA 3001, UAG 30045 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDREAL0211413, none The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) CD-Real, The Theory Is Sound Project CDREAL0211413, none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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December 12, 2016
This should be merged with the main Rattus Norvegicus release


September 23, 2016
Oddly enough I got an English pressing of the album with an Irish pressing of the 45.


January 6, 2015
there is a music cassette reedition in 1983 PATHE MARCONI 1300454 Liberty barecode 5099913004545