STRANGLERS

"No More Heroes" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Stranglers were formed in 1974, originally calling themselves "The Guildford Stranglers". They began playing hard "pub-rock", but around 1976 they became associated the punk-movement, which helped them to their breakthough. They had big hit with the title track from their second album "No More Heroes". Their music was never pure punk, and their use of organ and keyboards gave them a broader sound than most of the other up-coming punk- and new-wave band.
Their music gradually changed towards more melodic, sometimes almost main-stream, music.
In 1990 original member singer/guitarist Hugh Cornwel left the band to pursue a solo career. The remaining members recruited two replacements; John Ellis, a former member of The Vibrators and singer Paul Roberts.

Band Members:

Hugh Cornwell: Vocals and guitar: Left the band in 1990

Dave Greenfield: Keyboards.

Jean-Jacques Burnel : Bass.

Jet Black (a.k.a. Brian Duffy) : Drums

John Ellis: guitar, backing vocals. Joined in 1990, but had left again by 2000.

Paul Roberts: Lead vocals. Joined in 1990

Baz Warne: Guitar, lead vocals. Joined in 2000.



Discography:


1. Rattus Norvegicus - United Artist 1977

Tracks:
1. Sometimes / 2. Goodbye Toulouse / 3. London Lady / 4. Princess Of The Streets / 5. Hanging Around / 6. Peaches / 7. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) / 8. Ugly / 9. Down In The Sewer / 10. Choosey Susie* / 11. Go Buddy Go* / 12. Peasant In The Big Shitty (Live) * // * = bonus-tracks
Rating : 6


2. No More Heroes - United Artist 1977

Tracks:
1. I Feel Like A Wog / 2. Bitching / 3. Dead Ringer / 4. Dagenham Dave / 5. Bring On The Nubiles / 6. Something Better Change / 7. No More Heroes / 8. Peasant In The Big Shitty / 9. Burning Up Time / 10. English Towns / 11. School Mam / 12. Straighten Out* / 13. Five Minutes* / 14. Rok It To The Moon*
Rating : 6


3. Black and White - United Artist 1978

Tracks:
1. Tank / 2. Nice N' Sleazy / 3. Outside Tokyo / 4. Hey! (Rise Of The Robots) / 5. Sweden / 6. Toiler On The Sea / 7. Curfew / 8. Threatened / 9. In The Shadows / 10. Do You Wanna / 11. Death And Night And Blood / 12. Enough Time / 13. Mean To Me* / 14. Walk On By* / 15. Shut Up* / 16. Sveridge* / 17. Old Codger* / 18. Tits*
Rating : 6

4. The Raven - United Artist 1979

Tracks:
1. Longships / 2. The Raven / 3. Dead Loss Angeles / 4. Ice / 5. Baroque Bordello / 6. Nuclear Device / 7. Shah Shah A Go Go / 8. Don't Bring Harry / 9. Duchess / 10. Meninblack / 11. Genetix / 12. Bear Cage* / 13. Fools Rush Out* / 14. N'Emmenes Pas Harry* / 15. Yellowcake UF6*
Rating : 7


5. The Meninblack - United Artist 1981

Tracks:
1. Waltzinblack / 2. Just Like Nothing On Earth / 3. Second Coming / 4. Waiting For The Meninblack / 5. Turn The Centuries, Turn / 6. Two Sunspots / 7. Four Horsemen / 8. Thrown Away* / 9. Manna Machine* / 10. Hallow To Our Men* / 11. Top Secret* / 12. Maninwhite* / 13. Tomorrow Was Hereafter*
Rating : 6


6. La Folie - Liberty 1981

Tracks:
1. Non Stop / 2. Everybody Loves You When You're Dead / 3. Tramp / 4. Let Me Introduce You To The Family / 5. Ain't Nothin' To It / 6. The Men They Love To Hate / 7. Pin Up / 8. It Only Takes Two To Tango / 9. Golden Brown / 10. How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day / 11. La Folie / 12. Cruel Garden* / 13. Cocktail Nubiles* / 14. Vietnamerica* / 15. Love 30* / 16. You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands* / 17. Strange Little Girl
Rating : 8



7. Feline - Epic 1983

Tracks:
1. Midnight Summer Dream / 2. It's A Small World / 3. Ships That Pass In The Night / 4. The European Female / 5. Golden Brown / 6. Let's Tango In Paris / 7. Paradise / 8. All Roads Lead To Rome / 9. Blue Sister / 10. Never Say Goodbye / 11. Savage Breast* / 12. Pawsher* / 13. Permission* / 14. Midnight Summer Dream/European Female' (Live)* / 15. Vladimir & Olga' & 'Aural Sculpture Manifesto // * = bonus-tracks
Rating : 6


8. Aural Sculpture - Epic 1984

Tracks:
1. Ice Queen / 2. Skin Deep / 3. Let Me Down Easy / 4. No Mercy / 5. North Winds Blowing / 6. Uptown / 7. Punch & Judy / 8. Under the Name of Spain / 9. Laughing / 10. Souls / 11. Mad Hatter / 12. Here & There* / 13. In One Door* / 14. Head On The Line* / 15. Achilles HeeL* / 16. Hot Club* / 17. Place De Victoires* / 18. Vladimir & The Beast* / 19. Vladimir Goes To Havana*
Rating : 5


9. Dreamtime - Epic 1986

Tracks:
1. Always the Sun / 2. Dreamtime / 3. Was It You? / 4. You'll Always Reap What You Sow / 5. Ghost Train / 6. Nice in Nice / 7. Big in America / 8. Shakin' Like a Leaf / 9. Mayan Skies / 10. Too Precious / 11. Since You Went Away* / 12. Norman Normal* / 13. Dry Day* / 14. Hit Man* / 15. Was It You [7" Version]* / 16. Burnham Beeches*
Rating : 5

10. The Stranglers 10 - Epic 1080

Tracks:
1. Sweet Smell of Success / 2. Someone Like You / 3. 96 Tears / 4. In This Place / 5. Let's Celebrate / 6. Man of the Earth / 7. Too Many Teardrops / 8. Where I Live / 9. Out of My Mind / 10. Never to Look Back / 11. Instead of This / 12. Poisonality / 13. Motorbike* / 14. Something* / 15. You* / 16. Viva Vlad* / 17. All Day and All of the Night* / 18. Always the Sun*
Rating : 7


11. Stranglers in the Night - Epic 1992

Tracks:
1. Time To Die / 2. Sugar Bullets / 3. Heaven Or Hell / 4. Laughing At The Rain / 5. This Town / 6. Brainbox / 7. Southern Mountains / 8. Gain Entry To Your Soul / 9. Grand Canyon / 10. Wet Afternoon / 11. Never See / 12. Leave It To The Dogs / 13. Coffee Shop* / 14. Vicious Circles* / 15. So Uncool*
Rating :


12. About Time - Epic 1995

Tracks:
1. Golden Boy / 2. Money / 3. Face / 4. Sinister / 5. Little Blue Lies / 6. Still Life / 7. Paradise Row / 8. She Gave It All / 9. Lies And Deception / 10. Lucky Finger / 11. And The Boat Sails Byl
Rating :


13. Written in Red - When 1997

Tracks:
1. Valley of the Birds / 2. In Heaven She Walks / 3. In a While / 4. Silver into Blue / 5. Blue Sky / 6. Here / 7. Joy de Viva / 8. Miss You / 9. Daddy's Riding the Range / 10. Summer in the City / 11. Wonderful Land
Rating :


14. Coup de Grace - Eagle 1998

Tracks:
1. God is Good / 2. You Don't Think That What You've Done is Wrong / 3. Tonight / 4. Jump Over My Shadow / 5. Miss You / 6. Coup de Grace (S-O-S) / 7. In the End / 8. No Reason / 9. Known Only unto God / 10. The Light
Rating :


15. Norfolk Coast - EMI 2004

Tracks:
1. Norfolk Coast / 2. Big Thing Coming / 3. Long Black Veil / 4. I've Been Wild / 5. Dutch Moon / 6. Lost Control / 7. Into The Fire / 8. Tuckers Grave / 9. I Don't Agree / 10. Sanfte Kuss / 11. Mine All Mine
Rating :


16. Suite XVI - EMI 2006

Tracks:
1. Unbroken / 2. The Spectre Of Love / 3. She’s Slipping Away / 4. Summat Outanowt / 5. Anything Can Happen / 6. See Me Coming / 7. Bless You / 8. A Soldier’s Diary / 9. Barbara / 10. I Hate You / 11. Relentless
Rating :


17. Giants - EMI 2012

Tracks:
1. Another Camden Afternoon / 2. Freedom Is Insane / 3. Giants / 4. Lowlands / 5. Boom Boom / 6. My Fickle Resolve / 7. Time Was Once on My Side / 8. Mercury Rising / 9. Adios/ 10. 15 Steps
Rating :


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - April 16 - 2006

44 Rattus Norvegicus - 1977
61 The Raven - 1979
65 Black and White - 1978
94 No More Heroes - 1977
116 La Folie - 1981
168 Aural Sculpture - 1984
174 Feline - 1983
255 The Meninblack - 1981
269 Dreamtime - 1986
787 Stranglers in the Night - 1992
Check and Rate Here!

January 1 - 2007 - "rateyourmusic.com"

My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Nice and Sleezy ( Stranglers ) Black and White
2. Non Stop ( Stranglers ) La Folie
3. No More Heroes ( Stranglers ) No More Heroes
4. The Raven ( Stranglers ) The Raven
5. Man of Earth ( Stranglers ) Stranglers 10
6. Where I Live ( Stranglers ) Stranglers 10
7. Midnight Summer Dream ( Stranglers ) Feline
8. Skin Deep ( Stranglers ) Aural Scuplture
9. All Day and All Night ( Davies ) Single
10. Paradise ( Stranglers ) Feline
11. Sometimes ( Stranglers ) Rattus Noevegicus
12. Hanging Around ( Stranglers ) Rattus Norvegicus
13. Get a Grip ( Stranglers ) Rattus Norvegicus
14. Don´t Bring Harry ( Stranglers ) The Raven
15. Duchess ( Stranglers ) The Raven
16. 96 Tears ( Martinez ) Stranglers 10
17. Pin Up ( Stranglers ) La Folie
18. Thrown Away ( Stranglers ) The Meninblack
19. Always the Sun ( Stranglers ) Dreamtime
20. Walk on By ( Stranglers ) Black and White

Lyrics and Chords

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