Stranglers

(Guildford, Surrey 74 – present)
originally called the Guildford Stranglers, also gigged as Oil & the Slicks, The Chiddingfold Chokers & The Old Codgers

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

The Stranglers

(Get a ) Grip (on yourself) 7” (United Artists, UP-36211) released Jan 77
Tracks: (Get a ) Grip (on yourself), London lady

Rattus Norvegicus LP (United Artists, UAG-30045) recorded Dec 76 – Jan 77, released Apr 77
Tracks: Sometimes, Goodbye Toulouse, London lady, Princess of the streets, Hanging around, Peaches, Grip, Ugly, Down in the street

Choosie susie 7” (United Artists, FREE-3) released Apr 77, issued with Rattius LP *recorded Nashville, London 10-12-76
Tracks: Choosie susie, Peasant in the big shitty (live)*

Peaches promo 7” (United Artists, FREE-4) released May 77
Tracks: Peaches, Go buddy go

Peaches 7” (United Artists, UP-36248) released May 77
Tracks: Peaches, Go Buddy Go

Something better change 7” (United Artists, UP-36277) released Jul 77
Tracks: Something better change, Straighten out

Something better change 7” (A&M, AM-1973) released 77, USA
Tracks: Something better change, Hanging around, Grip, Straighten out

No More Heroes LP (United Artists, UAG-30200) recorded Jul 77, released Sep 77
Tracks: I feel like a wog, Bitching, Dead ringers, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Something better change, No more heroes, Peasant in the big shitty, Burning up time, English towns, School mam

No more heroes promo 7” (United Artists, FREE-8) released Sep 77
Tracks: No more heroes

No more heroes 7” (United Artists, UP-36300) released Sep 77
Tracks: No more heroes, In the shadows

Various Artists – Rockbusters ’77 LP (Festival, L-27028) released 77, Australia
Tracks: Get a grip (edited)

Something better change 7″ (United Artists, JB-127) split 7″ released 77, Italy. *Metro
Tracks: Criminal World*, Something better change

5 minutes 7” (United Artists, UP-36350) released Jan 78
Tracks: 5 minutes, Rok it to the moon

Nice n Sleazy 7” (United Artists, UP-36379) released Apr 78
Tracks: Nice n Sleazy, Shut up

Nice n Sleazy (mono) promo 7” (A&M, 2054-S) released 78, USA
Tracks: Nice n Sleazy (mono), Nice n sleazy (stereo)

Various Artists – Foreplay: A&M’s Pre-Release Sampler 7″ (A&M, SP-17017) released 78
Tracks: Tank, Nice n sleazy

Various Artists – Punk Off! LP (United Artists, UALM-18500) released 77, Italy
Tracks: No More heroes, Peaches

Various Artists – No Wave LP (A&M, SP-4738) released 78, USA
Tracks: Bring on the nubiles, Nice n sleazy

Black & White LP (United Artists, UAG-30222) recorded Feb 78, released May 78
Tracks: Tank, Nice n sleazy, Outside Tokyo, Sweden, Hey!, Toiler on the sea, Curfew, Threatened, Do you wanna, Death & night & blood, In the shadows, Enough time

Walk on by 7” (United Artists, FREE-9) released Feb 78, issued with Black & White LP
Tracks: Walk on by, Mean to me, Tits

Walk on by 7” (United Artists, UP-36429) released Jul 78
Tracks: Walk on by, Old Codger, Tank

Various Artists – Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival LP (Warner Brothers, K-66077) recorded 22-11-77, released Sep 78
Tracks: Straighten out, Hanging around

Live (X Cert) LP (United Artists, UAG-30224) recorded; * Roundhouse Jun 77, ** Roundhouse 5-11-77, *** Roundhouse 6-11-77, **** Battersea Park Sep 78, released feb 79
Tracks: Grip**, Dagenham dave**, Burning up time**, Dead ringer***, Hanging around*, I feel like a wog**, Straighten out**, Curfew****, Do you wanna****, Death & night & blood****, 5 minutes**, Go buddy go****

Various Artists – Meet the New (Punk) Wave LP (EMI-Bovema, 5C 050-25896) Released 78, Holland
Tracks: Straightern Out, Peaches

Various Artists – Street Music: No Heroes, No Legends LP (United Artists, GP-577) released 78, Japan
Tracks: Straighten Out, (Get a) Grip (On yourself), Choosey susie, Go Buddy go

Various Artists – ΠΑΝΚ ΡΟΚ LP (Epic, EPCX-82061) released 78, Greece
Tracks: 5 Minutes, No more heroes, Nice n sleazy

Omega Dance Orchestra

In the mood 7” (SON-EP-106) released 52 white label test pressing
Tracks: In the mood, Apple Honey

J J Burnel

Euroman Cometh LP (United Artists, UAG-30214) recorded late 78, released, Apr 79
Tracks: Euroman, Jellyfish, Freddie laker, Euromess, Deutschland nicht uber alles, Do the European, Tout comprendre, Triumph, Pretty face, Crabs, Eurospeed

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

The Stranglers

Demo recorded Dec 74, The Jackpot, Guildford. “Home Demos”
Tracks: Country chaser, Make you mine, I know it, Charlie boy, Chinatown, Evening shadow, White wedding

Demo recorded Dec 74, TW Studios, Fulham
Tracks: My young dreams, My young dreams #2, Strange little girl, Wasted, Strange little girl #2, Strange little girl #3

Unreleased 7” (Safari Records) recorded Mar 75
Tracks: My young dreams

Railway Tavern, Redhill 15-11-75
Tracks: Princess of the streets

Demo recorded Mar 76, Foel Studio, Wales
Tracks: Tomorrow was the hereafter, Tomorrow was the hereafter #2, Peaches, Bitching, Down in the sewer

Demo recorded 11/12-7-76, Pebble Beach Studio, Worthing
Tracks: (Get a) grip (on yourself), Bitching, Go buddy go

Demo recorded Jul 76, Riverside Studio, Chiswick
Tracks: (Get a) grip (on yourself), Peasant in the big shitty

Nashville Rooms, London 10-10-76
Tracks: (Get A) Grip (On Yourself), Sometimes, Bitching, Peasant in the Big Shitty, Hanging Around, Peaches, Ugly, London Lady, Down in the Sewer, Walk on By, Go Buddy Go

Hammersmith Odeon, London 23-10-76 (recorded for unreleased LP (United Artists)
Tracks: Get a grip on yourself, Sometimes, Bitching, Peasant in the big shitty, Hanging around, Peaches, Ugly, Down in the sewer, Go buddy go

7” & 10” Acetates (Trident) recorded 77
Tracks: Grip, London lady

7” Acetate (Trident) recorded/released 77
Tracks: Something better change, Straighten out

Straighten Out 7″ Acetate (Trident) recorded/released 77, split 7″ w/Trickster*
Tracks: Straighten Out, Feelin’ Takes You*

7” Acetate (Trident) recorded/released 77
Tracks: No more heroes

7” Acetate (Trident) recorded/released 77
Tracks: In the shadows

Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University 12-2-77
Tracks: Grip, Sometimes, Bitching, School mam, Peasant in the big shitty, Straighten out, Hanging around, Peaches, Ugly, London lady, Down in the sewer

Miniqui Hall, Falkirk 13-2-77
Tracks: Something better change, Hanging around, I fee like a wog, Straighten out

Rock Garden, Middlesborough 24-2-77
Tracks: Grip, Bitching, Down in the sewer, Go buddy go, Go buddy go #2, Hanging around, London lady, Peasant in the big shitty, School mam, Something better change, Sometimes, Straighten out, Ugly

BBC John Peel session recorded 1-3-77
Tracks: Hanging around, I feel like a wog, Goodbye Toulouse, Something better change

Roxy, London 4-4-77 (Tracks unknown)

Roundhouse, London 16 or 17 april 77
Tracks: Dagenham dave, School mam, Peasant in the big shitty, Straighten out, No more heroes, Peaches, I feel like a wog, Hanging around, Ugly, London lady, Down in the sewer, Grip, Something better change

BBC Radio 1 in Concert (BBC Transcription Services, 276), Norwich 23-4-77
Tracks: Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Peaches, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, London lady

Capital Radio session recorded Apr 77 (Tracks unknown)

Electric Circus, Manchester 5-6-77
Tracks: Grip, Sometimes, I feel like a wog, Dagenham dave, School mam, Peasant in the big city, Peaches, No more heroes, Hanging around, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, Ugly

Top Rank, Sheffield 12-6-77
Tracks: No more heroes, Ugly, Bring on the nubiles, Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Dead ringer, Hanging around, 5 minutes, something better change, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Burning up time, London lady, Peaches, Grip

Roundhouse, London 26-6-77
Tracks: Grip, Sometimes, I feel like a wog, Dgenham dave, Dead Ringers, Bitching, Peaches, No more heroes, Hanging around, Something better change

Rotterdam Festival, Stockholm, Aug 77
Tracks: Grip, Ugly, Straighten out, Bring on the nubiles, Peaches, I feel like a wog, Dagenham dave, Hanging around, Dead ringer, Sometimes, No more heroes, Something better change, Burning up time, London lady, Down in the sewer, 5 minutes

Paradiso, Amsterdam 2-9-77
Tracks: Grip, Ugly, Straighten oout, Bring on the nubiles, Peaches, I feel like a wog, Dagenham dave, Hanging around, Dead ringer, No more heroes, Something better change, Burning up time, London lade, Down in the sewer, 5 minutes

BBC John Peel session recorded 13-9-77
Tracks: Dead ringer, No more heroes, Burning up time, Bring on the nubiles

Odeon, Canterbury 25-9-77
Tracks: Ugly, Straighten out, Bring on the nubiles, Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Something better change, Bitching, I feel like a wog, Five minutes, Burning up time

Mountford Hall, Liverpool University 14-10-77
Tracks: English towns, Bring on the nubiles, No more heroes, No more heroes #2, Ugly, Bring on the nubiles #2, Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Dead ringer, Hanging around, 5 minutes, Something better change, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Burning up time, London lady, Grip, Down in the sewer

Apollo, Glasgow 16-10-77
Tracks: No More Heroes, Ugly, Bring on the Nubiles, Dead Ringer, Sometimes, Dagenham Dave, Goodbye Toulouse, Hanging Around, Five Minutes, Bitching, Burning Up Time, I Feel Like a Wog, Straighten Out, Something Better Change, London Lady, Peaches, (Get a) Grip (On Yourself), Go Buddy Go

Top Rank, Sheffield 19-10-77
Tracks: No more heroes, Ugly, Bring on the nubiles, Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Dead ringer, Hanging around, 5 minutes, Something better change, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Burning up time, London lady, Peaches, Grip

Hastings Pavilion 29-10-77
Tracks: Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Dead ringer, Hanging around, 5 minutes, Burning up time, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Something better change, London lady

Roundhouse, London 5-11-77
Tracks: No more heroes, Dead ringer, Sometimes, Dagenham dave, Hanging around, Bitching, Burning up time, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Something better change, London lady, Peaches

Hope & Anchor, London 22-11-77
Tracks: Tits, Choosey Susie, Goodbye Toulouse, Bitching, Mean to me, School mam, Peasant in the big shitty, In the shadow, Walk on by, Princess of the street, Go buddy go, Hanging around, Dagenham dave, Sometimes, Bring on the nubiles, London lady

Paradiso, Amsterdam 27-11-77
Tracks: No more heroes, Ugly, Bring on the nubiles, Sometimes, Dead ringer, Dagenham dave, Hanging around, 5 minutes, Burning up time, I feel like a wog, Straighten out, Something better change

Demo recorded 77 Skydog Poubelles session
Tracks: Walk on by

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: No more heroes

7” Acetate (Trident) recorded 78, also printed by Master Room
Tracks: 5 minutes

7” Acetate (Trident) recorded 78
Tracks: Nice n sleazy

10” Acetate (Masteroom) recorded 78
Tracks: Shut up

Privates, New York 28-3-78?
Tracks: Burning up time, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Sometimes, London lady, Down in the sewer, Curfew, Tank, Nice n sleazy, Threatened, Do you wanna, Death and night and blood, Sweden, Toiler on the sea, 5 minutes, Grip

San Francisco Mar 78
Tracks: Burning up time, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, London lady, Hanging around, Grip

Act One Club, Philadelphia 21-3-78 (Tracks unknown)

Agora Ballroom, Cleveland 3-4-78
Tracks: Grip, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Nice n sleazy, No more heroes, Tank, Threatened, Burning up time, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, 5 minutes, Toiler on the sea

Dooley’s Tavern, East Lancing, USA 10-4-78
Tracks: Grip, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Nice n sleazy, No more heroes, Tank, Threatened, Burning up time, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, Peaches, Toiler on the sea

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 14-4-78
Tracks: Grip, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Nice n sleazy, No more heroes, Tank, Threatened, Burning up time, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, Something better change

Club 4, Oslo 5-5-78
Tracks: Grip, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Nice n sleazy, Something better change, No more heroes, Tank, Threatened, I feel like a wog, Burning up time, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, Toiler on the sea

Orebo, Stockholm 7-5-78
Tracks: Grip, Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Nice n sleazy, Something better change, No more heroes, Tank, Threatened, I feel like a wog, Burning up time, Straighten out, London lady, Down in the sewer, 5 minutes, Toiler on the sea

The Stadium Theatre, Paris 12-5-78
Tracks: Ugly, I feel like a wog, Burning up time, Bring on the nubiles, Hanging around, London lady, No more heroes, Something better change, Curfew, Do you wanna, Death and night and blood, Nice n sleazy, Threatened, Sweden, Tank, 5 minutes

Madrid 19-5-78
Tracks: Dagenham dave, Bring on the nubiles, Dead ringer, Hanging around, Sometimes, Ugly, London lady, Down in the sewer, Curfew, Tank, Nice n sleazy, Threatened, Sweden, Toiler on the sea, 5 minutes, No more heroes

Apollo, Glasgow 26-5-78
Tracks: Ugly, Sometimes, Hanging Around, Goodbye Toulouse, I Feel Like a Wog, Dead Ringer, Bring on the Nubiles, Tank, London Lady, Princess of the Streets

Apollo, Glasgow 28-5-78
Tracks: Bitching, Down in the Sewer, Dead Ringer, Sometimes, Hanging Around, Burning Up Time, I Feel Like a Wog, London Lady, Nice’n’sleazy, Tank, Curfew, Go Buddy Go, Toiler on the Sea, Do You Wanna?, Death and Night and Blood(Yukio), Threatened, Ugly, Five Minutes, My Baby Left Me, No More Heroes, Something Better Change

Bingley Hall, Stafford 30-5-78
Tracks: intro, Burning Up Time, Dagenham Dave, Bring on the Nubiles, Goodbye Toulouse, Peasant in the Big Shitty, Princess of the Streets, Dead Ringer, Hanging Around, Ugly, Sometimes, I Feel Like a Wog, Go Buddy Go, Curfew, Tank, Outside Tokyo, Nice n Sleazy, Threatened, Do You Wanna?, Death and Night and Blood, Sweden, Toiler on the Sea, Five Minutes

Nashville Rooms, London 3-9-78
Tracks: Grip, I feel like a wog, Go buddy go, Sverige, Ugly, Princess of the streets, Peaches, Nice n sleazy, Do you wanna, Death and night and blood, Something better change, Straighten out, Bitching, Down in the sewer, 5 minutes

Revolver TV show 22-7-78
Tracks: Tank, Curfew

Battersea Park, London 16-9-78
Tracks: Grip, London lady, Go buddy go, Peaches, Hanging around, Bring on the nubiles, Something better change, No more heroes, Curfew, Do you wanna, Death and night and blood, Threatened, Nice n Sleazy, Toiler on the sea

Manchester Apollo 28-9-78
Tracks: Ugly, I feel like a wog, Burning up time, Bring on the nubiles, Hanging around, Princess of the streets, London lady, No more heroes, Curfew, Do you wanna, Death & night & blood, Nice n sleazy, Threatened, Sweden, Tank, 5 minutes, Toiler on the sea

Bataclan, Paris 6-10-78
Tracks: Ugly, I feel like a wog, Burning up time, Bring on the nubiles, Hanging around, London lady, No more heroes, Something better change, Curfew, Do you wanna, Death & night & blood, Nice n sleazy, Threatened, Sweden, Tank, 5 minutes, toiler on the sea

Surrey University, Guildford 19-10-78 “BBC Rock goes to College”
Tracks: Ugly, I feel like a wog, Bring on the nubiles, Burning up time, Hanging around

Demo recorded 78
Tracks: Tank

London Ladies bootleg-LP (RZM Productions, RZM-201) recorded Roundhouse 6-11-77, released 78
Tracks: Dead Ringer, Sometimes, Dagenham Dave, Hanging Around, Veins, Burning Up Time, Straighten Out, I Feel Like A Wog, Something Better Change, London Lady, Peaches

Rusty Butler

Demo recorded Nov / Dec 73, Saturn studios, Worthing
Tracks: Drivin’ Rose, Truth games, Freefall

Dave Greenfield

Demo recorded 74/75 for unreleased LP (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://www.thestranglers.net
http://www.mamstore.co.uk/stranglers
http://www.hughcornwell.com
http://www.strangled.co.uk
http://www.themeninblack.co.uk
http://www.stranglers.org.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranglers
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/Stranglers.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a96d82a0-cdca-40bf-b4c8-3d7ec178d85b

Line ups;

Omega Dance Orchestra 
50’s
Jet Black (drms)
Kevin Hegarty (trumpet)
Michael Healey (sax)

Emil & the Detectives
64
Hugh Cornwall (voc)
Richard Thompson (gtr)
Elvis ? (gtr)
Malcolm (gtr)
Nick Jones (drms)

Movement
65 – 66
Nick Jones (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc)
Richard Thompson (gtr)

Mark Adam Showband
60’s
Dave Greenfield (organ)
Keith Olive (bass)
Ashston Spencer (voc)
Jason Sinclair (drms)
Des Mills (drms)

Initials/Rusty Butler/Credo
early 70’s – 75
Dave Greenfield (keyb/voc)

Johnny Sox (swe) #1
72 – 74
Gyrth Godwin (voc)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Mike (drms)
Jan Knutsson (bass)
Hans Warmling (gtr)

#2
73 – 74
Gyrth Godwin (voc)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Mike (drms)
Jan Knutsson (bass)
Kai Hansson

#3
early 74
Gyrth Godwin (voc)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Jan Knutsson (bass)
Jet Black (drms)

Wanderlust #1
early 74
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)

#2
Apr 74
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
JJ Burnel (bass)

Guildford Stranglers / Stranglers #1
Apr 74 – 75
JJ Burnel (bass)
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Hans Warmling (gtr)

#2
75 – Apr 75
JJ Burnel (bass)
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)

#3
Apr – May 75
JJ Burnel (bass)
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Igor Saxophonich (sax)

#4
May 75 – Aug 90
JJ Burnel (bass)
Jet Black (drms)
Hugh Cornwall (voc/gtr)
Dave Greenfield (keyb)

J J Burnell Band
78-79
JJ Burnel (bass/voc)
Peter Howells (drms)
Brian James (gtr)
Lew Lewis (harm)
Carey Fortune (drms)
John Ellis (gtr)

Peter Howells is also in The Drones.  Hans Warling is ex-Jackie Fountains (Sweden), Spotniks
Brian James is ex-Damned and also in Brian James & the Brains
Lew Lewis is also in Lew Lewis’ Reformer.  Richard Thompson is later in Fairport Convention
Carey Fortune is also in Chelsea, John Ellis is ex-Vibrators, also in Rapid Eye Movement