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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Rewind: 1977 No More Heroes - The Stranglers

Dedicated To Brian and Ronnie
Two of the biggest fans of The Stranglers I know 

Some bands have a habit when it comes to their second album of not delivering the goods but a mere five months after their debut album Rattus Norvegicus which peaked at #4 in the UK Album Chart The Stranglers unleashed No More Heroes and deliver it certainly did!

Something Better Change had been released in July and followed Peaches/Go Buddy Go into the Top Ten. Another Double A-Side, backed with Hugh Cornwell roaring his way through the 2min and 46 second Straighten Out was a great taster for what was to come. The single peaked at #9 on the charts.

My favourite tracks on the album aside from the title track are: Dagenham Dave, English Towns and School Mam

No More Heroes - The Stranglers
United Artists
Produced by Martin Rushent
Released 23rd September 1977
UK Chart #2

Singles From Album
 Something Better Change / Straighten Out
    Released: 22 July 1977 UK #9

    No More Heroes / In The Shadows
    Released: September 1977 UK #8

Live at The Hope and Anchor Islington
22nd November 1977

John Peel Session Broadcast 13th September 1977.
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