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The Stranglers

Hanging Around

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Rattus Norvegicus (alternative title The Stranglers IV) is the first studio album by The Stranglers, released on 17 April 1977. The album was originally to be entitled “Dead on Arrival” but was changed at the last minute. It was one of the highest-selling albums of the punk era in Britain, eventually achieving platinum record sales. The album’s title is the taxonomic name for the common brown rat. It was produced in one week by Martin Rushent, and was basically a snapshot of the band’s live set at the time. The first 20,000 copies of the original vinyl release included a free 7” single, containing “Peasant in the Big Shitty (live)“ and “Choosie Susie”. Two singles were taken from the album: “Grip”, and “Peaches” (released as a double A-side with the non-album... Read on...

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Popular in Punk (See Charts): Going Underground, Peaches, Nice & Sleazy, White Riot, Pretty Fly, This Is England, Blitzkrieg Bop, Killing Moon, I Wanna Be Sedated, and Self Esteem.


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