The Stranglers

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English rock band (New Wave, Punk, Rock), formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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SP-4659 The Stranglers - No More Heroes album art The Stranglers No More Heroes (Album, Comp) United Artists Records SP-4659 US 1977 Sell This Version
TCK 30045 The Stranglers - Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus) album art The Stranglers Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus) (Album, Single) United Artists Records TCK 30045 UK 1977 Sell This Version
UAK 30222 The Stranglers - Black And White album art The Stranglers Black And White (Album) United Artists Records UAK 30222 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
UAG 30262 The Stranglers - The Raven album art The Stranglers The Raven (Album) United Artists Records UAG 30262 UK 1979 Sell This Version
10C 064-062.412 The Stranglers - Live (X Cert) album art The Stranglers Live (X Cert) (Album, Single) United Artists Records 10C 064-062.412 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
#148 The Stranglers - BBC Rock Hour #148 album art The Stranglers BBC Rock Hour #148(LP) London Wavelength #148 US 1980 Sell This Version
none The Stranglers - The Gospel According To The Meninblack album art The Stranglers The Gospel According To The Meninblack (Album, Comp) Liberty, Liberty none France 1980 Sell This Version
c 076-33219 The Stranglers - La Folie album art The Stranglers La Folie (Album, Comp) Liberty c 076-33219 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3977/S The Stranglers - In Concert-276 album art The Stranglers In Concert-276 (Album) BBC Transcription Services CN 3977/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 40-25237 The Stranglers - Feline album art The Stranglers Feline (Album) Epic EPC 40-25237 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
40-26220 The Stranglers - Aural Sculpture album art The Stranglers Aural Sculpture (Album) Epic 40-26220 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4571/S The Stranglers - In Concert-356 album art The Stranglers In Concert-356(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4571/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
PECT-90745 The Stranglers - Dreamtime album art The Stranglers Dreamtime (Album) Epic, Epic, Epic PECT-90745 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
460259 1 The Stranglers - All Live And All Of The Night album art The Stranglers All Live And All Of The Night (Album) Epic 460259 1 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
EK 46120 The Stranglers - 10 album art The Stranglers 10 (Album) Epic EK 46120 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CDP 7987892 The Stranglers - Live At The Hope And Anchor album art The Stranglers Live At The Hope And Anchor (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI CDP 7987892 UK 1992 Sell This Version
WOLCD 1030 The Stranglers - In The Night album art The Stranglers In The Night (Album) China Records WOLCD 1030 Singapore 1992 Sell This Version
ESSLP 194 The Stranglers - Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Ally Pally 1.8.1990) album art The Stranglers Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Ally Pally 1.8.1990) (Album) Essential Records /Beaky Records ESSLP 194 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TECW-20220 The Stranglers - Live: Death And Night And Blood album art The Stranglers Live: Death And Night And Blood (Album) Receiver Records Limited TECW-20220 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
WEN LP 001 The Stranglers - About Time album art The Stranglers About Time (Album) When! Recordings WEN LP 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302902 The Stranglers - The Stranglers And Friends Live In Concert album art The Stranglers The Stranglers And Friends Live In Concert (Album) Receiver Records Limited 302902 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SIS CD003 The Stranglers - Access All Areas album art The Stranglers Access All Areas SIS SIS CD003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
EAG006P The Stranglers - Friday The Thirteenth (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) album art The Stranglers Friday The Thirteenth (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records EAG006P UK 1997 Sell This Version
WEN MC 009, GAS 0000009WEN The Stranglers - Written In Red album art The Stranglers Written In Red (Album) When! Recordings WEN MC 009, GAS 0000009WEN UK 1997 Sell This Version
RMCD 220 The Stranglers - The Stranglers Live In London album art The Stranglers The Stranglers Live In London(CD, Album) Rialto RMCD 220 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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event13

event13

March 12, 2020
edited 7 months ago
The Stranglers were one of the most talented and original bands to emerge from the punk/new wave era. I saw them at Wembley stadium supporting 'the Who' in 1979 and a couple of times after that. They were superb live and also fantastic studio artists. One of the few bands from that era I can still listen to. They are likened to the doors for some unknown reason but I think only because they used keyboards (the genius of Greenfield). I can't see any similarity myself. Miles better than the clash in my opinion but never given the same level of kudos ( I'd like to have seen Joe Strummer square up to JJ, that would have been funny). I also met them once at their 'Golden brown' appearance on top of the pops, they were really nice and not big headed at all. Proper geezers. Massively talented. They also helped 'the Skids' out when they were trying to break into the punk scene. I love them for that as well. If I could go back in time and see an old band they would be right up there on the list. Along with the Skids of course. Two of the best live bands from that period. Both monumentally underrated. But not by me.
Subhuman5

Subhuman5

January 26, 2019
Stranglers Story and Discography in German Collectors' Magazine in more parts, very detailed:
http://www.bielefelderkataloge.de/om-ebooks-archiv.html
dave_disaster

dave_disaster

March 10, 2014
Punk was (& should always be) an ATTITUDE not a fashion! Punk was about being original & being different. THE STRANGLERS were unique in their style then, but their sound owes much to THE DOORS, which again shows punks' many styles in which you take your influences & create something new. Punk was never about being pigeonholed into one particular sound & style, of which was lost during the 2nd wave of punk whern all the bands became copies of each other. Listen to the diverse sounds of the SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH & THE DAMNED, & then compare to ADAM & THE ANTS (pre his stupid pirate era), SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES & WIRE, & then again to THE BUZZCOCKS & THE JAM. All totally different styles, yet all were punk rock.
Rich.C

Rich.C

April 25, 2012
Upon arrival, the Stranglers were perhaps inappropriately corralled into London's boisterous Punk camp. Like many Punk bands, they specialized in offensive, woman-baiting song lyrics and chord-defacing guitar speed, and they were notorious for mercilessly hectoring their fans who appeared to enjoy the abuse. But though they've been around long enough to witness the style's evolution through its Pre- and Post- phases, calling the Stranglers "Punk" dilutes the term's precision. In the band's early days, they sounded more like a faster, harder Dr. Feelgood with tracks like "no more heroes", "peaches", "something better change" "straighten out" than the Sex Pistols. Later they started to sound more "sing-a-long" like Genesis with releases like "strange little girl" & "always the sun." If you compare the bands first LP Rattus Norvegicus (preceding the arrival of the Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks by a number of months), and 1986's flame-retardant Dreamtime there is a world of difference, this for me is the sign of a good band. Id compare their evolution to that of the Clash, from the early "in your face", two fingers to the establishment sound to the more artistic, easy listening sounds as the band matured, ["Golden brown" will forever be a classic]. Having said that,they once played on Top of the Pops with no strings in their guitars, and were forever refusing to answer the press [most notably JJ Brunel in interviews!!]. However,the band have continued in the abscence of singer Hugh Cornwell who thought the band had run out of steam and has pursued a solo career, but like the Jam touring without Weller i cant help thinking this is just like panto, and a band going through the motions, cashing in on past success. Over their quarter century career in music these quasi-Punk dinosaurs seem to be going the way of all dinosaurs by slowly calcifying into fossils.

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