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The Stranglers


British punk band, formed 1974 as The Guildford Stranglers.

  • Jean-Jacques Burnel -- Bass, vocals
  • Dave Greenfield -- Keyboards, vocals
  • Hugh Cornwell -- Guitar, vocals (1974-90)
  • Jet Black -- Drums
  • Paul Roberts -- Vocals (1990-)
  • John Ellis -- Guitar (1990-2000)
  • Baz Warne -- Guitar (2000-)

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nigel Kennedy
28-Dec-1956   British 'punk' violinist


Rattus Norvegicus (1977, A&M)
2Goodbye Toulouse
3London Lady
4Princess of the Streets
5Hanging Around
7(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
9Down in the Sewer

No More Heroes (1977, United Artists)
1I Feel Like a Wog
3Dead Ringer
4Daganham Dave
5Bring on the Nubiles
6Something Better Change
7No More Heroes
8Peasant in the Big Shitty
9Burning up Time
10English Towns
11School Mam

The 2001 remaster includes the songs "Straighten Out", "Five Minutes", and "Rok it to the Moon".

Black and White (1978, United Artists)
Side Black
3In the Shadows
4Do You Wanna
5Death and Night Blood (Yukio)
6Enough Time
Side White
2Nice 'N' Sleazy
3Outside Tokyo
4Hey! Rise of the Robots
5Sweden (All Quiet on the Eastern Front)
6Toiler on the Sea

The 2001 remaster includes the songs "Walk On By" (Burt Bacharach cover), "Mean to Me", "Tits", "Old Codger", and "Shut Up".

Live (X Cert) (1979, United Artists/IRS)
1(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
2Dagenham Dave
3Burning Up Time
4Dead Ringer
5Hanging Around
6I Feel Like a Wog
7Straighten Out
9Do You Wanna? Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)
105 Minutes
11Go Buddy Go

Live album. The 2001 remaster includes the songs "Peasant in the Big Shitty" and "In the Shadows".

The Raven (1979, United Artists)
2The Raven
3Dead Loss Angeles
5Baroque Bordello
6Nuclear Device
7Shah Shah A Go Go
8Don't Bring Harry

The CD reissue includes the songs "Bear Cage", "Fools Rush Out", "N'emmenes Pas Harry", and "Yellowcake UFO".

The Gospel According to The Meninblack (1981, Liberty)
2Just Like Nothing On Earth
3Second Coming
4Waiting For The Meninblack
5Turn The Centuries, Turn
6Two Sunspots
7Four Horsemen
8Thrown Away
9Manna Machine
10Hallow to our Men

The reissue includes the songs "Top Secret", "Maninwhite", and "Tomorrow Was Hereafter".

La Folie (1981, Liberty)
1Non Stop
2Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
4Let Me Introduce You to the Family
5Ain't Nothin' to It
6The Man They Love to Hate
7Pin Up
8It Only Takes Two to Tango
9Golden Brown
10How to Find True Love and Happiness in the Present Day
11La Folie

The reissue includes the songs "Cruel Garden", "Cocktail Nubiles" (a recording of Dave Greenfield working out a lounge version of "Bring On The Nubiles"), "Vietnamerica", "Love 30", "You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands", and "Strange Little Girl".

The Collection 1977-1982 (1982, Liberty)
1(Get a) Grip (On Yourself)
3Hanging Around
4No More Heroes
6Walk On By
8Something Better Change
9Nice 'N' Sleazy
10Bear Cage
11Who Wants the World?
12Golden Brown
13Strange Little Girl
14La Folie


Feline (1982, Epic)
1Midnight Summer Dream
2It's A Small World
3Ships That Pass In The Night
4The European Female (In Celebration Of)
5Let's Tango in Paris
7All Roads Lead to Rome
8Blue Sister
9Never Say Goodbye

The reissue includes the songs "Savage Breast", "Pawsher", "Permission", "Midnight Summer Dream/Europe", "Vladimir and Olga", and "Aural Sculpture Manifesto".

Aural Sculpture (1984, Epic)
1Ice Queen
2Skin Deep
3Let Me Down Easy
4No Mercy
5North Winds
7Punch and Judy
11Mad Hatter

The 2001 reissue includes the songs "Here and There", "In One Door", "Head on the Line", "Achilles Heel", "Hot Club (Riot Mix)", "Place de Victoires", "Vladimir and the Beast (part 3)", and "Vladimir Goes to Havana".

Dreamtime (1987, Epic)
1Always the Sun
3Was It You?
4You'll Always Reap What You Sow
5Ghost Train
6Nice in Nice
7Big in America
8Like a Leaf
9Mayan Skies
10Too Precious

The 2001 reissue includes the songs "Since You Went Away", "Norman Normal", "Dry Day", "Hitman", "Was it You? (7" version)", and "Burnham Beeches".

10 (1990, Epic)
1Sweet Smell of Success
2Someone Like You
396 Tears (Question Mark and the Mysterians cover)
4In This Place
5Let's Celebrate
6Man of the Earth
7Too Many Teardrops
8Where I Live
9Out of My Mind
10Never to Look Back

CD reissue includes the songs "Instead of This", "Poisonality", "Motorbike", "Something", "You", "Viva Vlad!", "All Day and All of the Night", and "Always the Sun (Sunny-Side Up Mix)".

Stranglers In the Night (1993, Viceroy)
1Time to Die
2Sugar Bullets
3Heaven or Hell
4Laughing at the Rain
5This Town
7Southern Mountains
8Gain Entry to Your Soul
9Grand Canyon
10Wet Afternoon
11Never See
12Leave It to the Dogs

The Early Years: Rare And Unreleased 1974-1976 (1994, Castle)
1Grip (demo)
2Bitching (demo)
3Go Buddy Go (demo)
4Get a Grip (live)
5Sometimes (live)
6Bitching (live)
7Peasant in the Big Shitty (live)
8Hanging Around (live)
9Peaches (live)
10Ugly (live)
11Down in the Sewer (live)
12Go Buddy Go (live)
13Wasted (demo)
14Strange Little Girl (demo)
15My Young Dreams (demo)
16Princess of the Streets (live)

About Time (1995, When)
1Golden Boy
5Little Blue Lies
6Still Life
7Paradise Row
8She Gave It All
9Lies and Deception
10Lucky Finger
11And the Boat Sails By

Written in Red (1997, When)
1Valley of the Birds
2In Heaven She Walks
3In a While
4Silver into Blue
5Blue Sky
7Joy de Viva
8Miss You
9Daddy's Riding the Range
10Summer in the City
11Wonderful Land

Coup de Grace (1998, Festival)
1God is Good
2You Don't Think That What
3You've Done is Wrong
5Jump Over My Shadow
6Miss You
7Coup de Grace (S-O-S)
8In the End
9No Reason
10Known Only unto God
11The Light

Norfolk Coast (2004, EMI)
1Norfolk Coast
2Big Thing Coming
3Long Black Veil
4I've Been Wild
5Dutch Moon
6Lost Control
7Into The Fire
8Tuckers Grave
9I Don't Agree
10Sanfte Kuss
11Mine All Mine

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