CD - FA 3208 The meninblack by The Stranglers

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Catalogue numberCD - FA 3208
TitleThe meninblack
Artist(s)The Stranglers
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
Item deleted?No
Distributed / printed byEMI Records
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typeLBG 30313
Media genreMusic - Punk and New wave
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesCDM 790876 25 AR 2 : 1 : 2 EMI SWINDON
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A2Just like nothing on Earth3.55
A3Second coming4.22
A4Waiting for the Meninblack3.44
A5Turn the centuries, turn4.35
A6Two sunspots2.32
A7Four horsemen3.40
A8Thrown away3.30
A9Manna machine3.17
A10Hallow to our men7.26
A11Top secret3.47
Total length of media 48:53.


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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-)

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LBG 30313The meninblack

Other versions

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[albums]14C 062 - 83084The meninblack
[cds]559672 2The UA singles 1980-1982
[singles]BP 355Who wants the world?
[singles]BPX 355Who wants the World?
[cds]CDP 791072 2Rarities
[albums]EMS 1306Rarities
[albums]FA 3208The meninblack
[12inches]GXA 7Who wants the World ?
[albums]LBG 30313The meninblack
[albums]LBG 30313 (R)The meninblack
[books]TGATTLYCSHThe gospel according to themeninblack lyric sheets

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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