The Stranglers No More Heroes
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- Released: August 20, 2001
- Label: Emd Int'l
Q - 5/02 SE, p.142Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums".
Q - 10/96, p.1883 Stars - Good - "...musically more intricate....had probably the nastiest attitude of any record of its era."
Mojo (Publisher) - 8/02, p.61"...Strove to maintain pace with the spirit of the times. Hence the preposterously offensive 'Bring On The Nubiles' and the yob philosophising of 'Something Better Change'..."
- 1.Feel Like A Wog
- 3.Dead Ringer
- 4.Dagenham Dave
- 5.Bring On The Nubiles
- 6.Something Better Change
- 7.No More Heroes
- 8.Peasant In The Big Shitty
- 9.Burning Up Time
- 10.English Towns
- 11.School Mam
- 12.Straighten Out (bonus track)
- 13.Five Minutes (bonus track)
- 14.Rok It To The Moon (bonus track)
Remastered U.K. edition featuring bonus recordings: "Straighten Out," "Five Minutes," and "Rok It To The Mood," plus original art work, complete lyrics and previously unavailable photos.
Personnel: Hugh Cornwell (vocals, guitar); Dave Greenfield (vocals, keyboards); Jet Black (drums, percussion).
Recording information: T.W. Studios, Fulham (07/1977).
Photographer: Trevor Rogers.
Punk's parents terribles, the Stranglers courted controversy throughout their early career. Caustic lyrics brought charges of misogyny, although the group suggested that outrage was merely part of the genre's tenet. They answered such criticism of their debut album with the even more uncompromising No More Heroes, a vengeful collection echoing the nihilism of its title. Role-playing apart, there was no denying a musical prowess compressing savage guitar, throbbing bass and swirling organ into vicious, driving sound. Hugh Cornwell's sneering intonation matched the aggression of his accompaniment, but the album also offered indications of the lighter pop style that the quartet would later follow.
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