The third single release from The Stranglers was released as a double A-side in the UK with the track Straighten Out. The punk song was released in October 1977 as the lead single from the album No More Heroes.
Released in September 1977, this fourth single release became the third consecutive top ten hit for the post-punk, English band, and was also the title track from the album. The song also featured in the 1999 film Mystery Men, a comedy about a bunch of hapless superheroes which starred Ben Miller as Mr. Furious.
The rather minimalist single sleeve for No More Heroes. The design of the Golden Brown sleeve was just as uninspiring, which is why I haven't included it on this page.
Originally from the album La Folie, the song later appeared on some pressings of Feline. There has been much controversy about the lyrics with many critics believing they are referring to heroin. However, drummer Jet Black insists they're about marmite, with tongue firmly in cheek, no doubt!
During the 80s, The Stranglers released 20 singles and 5 albums. 12 singles made the UK Top 40. All Day and All of the Night, Strange Little Girl and European Female all made the Top 10.
This fuzzy, but interesting video clip is from the Wogan chat show on BBC1, and the band are introduced by Dawn French wearing her red nose for Comic Relief.
Released in 1988, this cover of The Kinks hit song from 1964 (which reached #2 in the UK and #7 in the U.S.) reached #7 in the UK, and was lifted from the live album All Live And All Of The Night.
12" vinyl sleeve