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The Stranglers, Sweet smell of success 7'' singles

Category:The Stranglers (Click on this button to view other releases of The Stranglers 7'' singles.)
Label and catalogue number:Epic - 655868 7
Format:Vinyl 7'' singles
Country:Australia Australia flag
Genre:Music - Punk and New wave View all other tracks listed as Music - Punk and New wave.
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Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byEpic
Page views:891 times since 20th May, 2017, global rank is 1439, rank in singles is 446.
My rating:*****
Guest rating:*****


Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Sweet smell of success [The Stranglers]
B1Motorbike [The Stranglers]
Total length of media 0:00.

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Front cover of 655868 7
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Back cover of 655868 7
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Record conditionNear mint
Number have1
What type of seller was usedOther online shop
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Below is my review for this release and the ratings.
A good song but lacks lyrics and repeats the chorus rather a lot! Even though I do like the song! This is the Australian version.
My rating3
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts


Jet Black (Brian Duffy) (1974-), Jean-Jacques Burnel (1974-), Hugh Cornwell (up to 1990), Hans Warmling (up to 1975), Dave Greenfield (1975-2020), Paul Roberts (1990-2006), John Ellis (1990-2000), Baz Warne (2000-) Australian import, promotional record.

Other versions

I have other similar versions, here is the 'primary' release in the database:
TEARS 2Sweet smell of success

Other versions

I have the title track on these releases:
[albums]466483 010
[albums]466483 110
[cds]466483 210
[cds]466483 2 AP10
[cds]471416 2All twelve inches
[cds]509826 2Sweet smell of success
[cds]CDADV 101The hit men
[dvds]CMP 1009Live at Alexandra Palace
[cdsingles]ESK 2067Sweet smell of success
[cdsingles]ESK 2067Sweet smell of success
[cdsingles]ESK 2067Sweet smell of success
[singles]TEARS 2Sweet smell of success
[cdsingles]TEARS C 2Sweet smell of success
[cassingles]TEARS M 2Sweet smell of success
[cassingles]TEARS M 2Sweet smell of success
[12inches]TEARS Q 2Sweet smell of success
[12inches]TEARS Q 2Sweet smell of success
[12inches]TEARS Q 2Sweet smell of success
[12inches]TEARS Q 2 WSweet smell of success - The Judge Jules remixes
[12inches]TEARS Q 2 WSweet smell of success - The Judge Jules remixes
[12inches]TEARS Q 2 WSweet smell of success - The Judge Jules remixes
[12inches]TEARS T 2Sweet smell of success

Further information

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. The current members are Jean-Jacques Burnel, Baz Warne, Jim Macaulay and Toby Hounsham. Past members were Jet Black, Hugh Cornwell, Hans Warmling, Dave Greenfield, John Ellis and Paul Roberts.

Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene. Formed as the Guildford Stranglers on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, they originally built a following within the mid-1970s pub rock scene. While their aggressive, no-compromise attitude identified them as one of the instigators of the UK punk rock scene that followed, their idiosyncratic approach rarely followed any single musical genre and the group went on to explore a variety of musical styles, from new wave, art rock and gothic rock through the sophisti-pop of some of their 1980s output. They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single "Golden Brown". Their other hits include "No More Heroes", "Peaches", "Always the Sun" and "Skin Deep" and the 2003 Top 40 hit "Big Thing Coming", which was seen as a return to form.


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