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On this day in 1977 The Stranglers released their debut album on United Artists. The album would end up spending 34 weeks on the charts and peaked at #4.
Listen to the album in Full Here.
A Limited Edition 7" was included with the album featuring a live version of Peasant in the Big Shitty and a studio version of Choosy Susie.
Grip was released as a single in January 1977. The B-side, London Lady would also appear on the album. It reached #44 in the charts.
The second single Peaches/Go Buddy Go became their first Top Ten hit reaching #8 on the charts after it's release on 21st May 1977. The BBC banned Peaches due to the sexual nature of the lyrics.
1977 would be a good year for The Stranglers as they would release their second album No More Heroes in September (the album reached #2 in the charts) and enjoy having two more Top Ten singles: The Double A-Side Something Better Change / Straighten Out (#9) and No More Heroes (#8).