FA 3230 WL The collection 1977 - 1982 by The Stranglers

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Catalogue numberFA 3230 WL
TitleThe collection 1977 - 1982
Artist(s)The Stranglers
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byEMI Records
Country of originUK UK flag
FormatWhite label test pressing
Media typePrimary
Media genreMusic - Punk and New wave
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesLBG 30353 A-2C-1-1 D
LBG 30353 B-2C-1-1 D
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1(Get a) Grip (On yourself)4.03
A3Hanging around4.27
A4No more heroes3.28
A6Walk on by6.22
A7Waltzin' black3.39
B1Something better change3.35
B2Nice 'n' sleazy3.11
B3Bear cage3.51
B4Who wants the World?3.14
B5Golden brown3.28
B6Strange little girl2.42
B7La folie6.11
Total length of media 54:46.


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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-)

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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