Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Stranglers - The Early Years - 74-55-76 Rare Live

The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. They were originally called The Guildford Stranglers and operated from an off-licence in the town. They also based themselves in the nearby village of Chiddingfold for a while. Original personnel were singer/guitarist Hugh Cornwell (from Kentish Town, London), keyboardist/guitarist Hans Warmling (from Sweden, replaced within two years by Brighton-born keyboardist Dave Greenfield), London-born bass guitarist Jean-Jacques Burnel and drummer Jet Black (a.k.a. Brian Duffy), a native of Ilford, Essex.
They began as a sinister sounding, hard-edged pub rock group, but eventually branched out to explore other styles of music. The Stranglers were, beginning in 1976, tangentially associated with punk rock, due in part to their opening for The Ramones' first British tour. The Stranglers were also associated with new wave music as well as gothic rock, but their idiosyncratic approach never fitted completely within any musical genre. JJ Burnel has however said in an interview, "I certainly considered myself to be a punk-rocker". In another interview he goes further saying, "I would like to think we (The Stranglers) were more punk plus and then some".

[tracks]
1. Grip, 2. Bitching, 3. Go Buddy Go, 4. Get a Grip, 5. Sometimes, 6. Bitching, 7. Peasant In the Big Shitty, 8. Hanging Around, 9. Peaches, 10. Ugly, 11. Down in the Sewer, 12. Go Buddy go, 13. Wasted, 14. Strange Little Girl, 15. My Young Dreams, 16. Princess of the Streets

** Tracks 1,2,3 (The Demo Tape from 1976)
** Tracks 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1976)
** Tracks 13,14,15 (The Demo Tape from 1974)
** Tracks 16 (Nob Gig - Railway Tavern 1975)

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