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The Stranglers

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Golden Brown The Stranglers 03:26
Always the Sun The Stranglers 04:04
Nice 'N' Sleazy The Stranglers 03:14
No More Heroes The Stranglers 03:29
Hanging Around The Stranglers 04:27
All Day and All of the Night The Stranglers 02:30
Baroque Bordello The Stranglers 03:48
Let Me Down Easy The Stranglers 04:10
Skin Deep The Stranglers 03:55
Midnight Summer Dream The Stranglers 03:46

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(Get A) Grip [on Yourself]
Peaches
Hanging Around
No More Heroes

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Biography

Almost uniquely among those who emerged in the 1970s punk era, The
Stranglers endured for five decades, notching multiple top 40 albums such as
1977’s No More Heroes, 1979’s The Raven, and 1983’s Feline,
and top 40 singles, including the classics 
“Golden Brown”“No More Heroes” and “Peaches”. Forming in Guildford, Surrey in 1974, they were far from a
typical punk outfit – they used keyboards, wrote strong melodies and were more
technically adept than most bands of the genre – but moulded a menacing image. They
built a strong following after support tours with The Ramones and Patti Smith.
They had a series of pop hits and outgrew punk with ambitious works like The Gospel According to the Meninblack, a concept album exploring both religion and extra-terrestrial activity.
Hugh Cornwell left the band in 1990 to concentrate on his solo career with Paul
Roberts and John Ellis joining. Ellis left in 2000 to be replaced by Baz Warne
and Roberts quit in 2006, though they continued as a four-piece playing to a
devoted fanbase for the rest of the decade. Keyboardist
Dave Greenfield, who joined the band a year after their formation and went on
to play with them for more than four decades, sadly lost his life to
coronavirus on May 3rd, 2020 at the age of 71, prompting an outpouring of
tributes from across the music industry. Instead of retreating from that
loss, the band put out a new album for the first time in 9 years with 2021’s Dark
Matter
, and the result was their first top 5 LP in almost thirty years.