One of the few surviving bands of the 1970s punk rock explosion, prolific Guildford group The Stranglers have forged their own distinct, multi-genre, path through four decades of an ever changing music landscape; releasing almost two dozen UK top 40 singles, 17 UK top 40 albums, and emerging as one of punk's most successful sons.
Continuing to tour and make new music more than 40 years after their 1974 debut, don't miss your chance to see them live when they next tour the UK: buy The Stranglers tickets now at StubHub, assured under our industry-first FanProtect Guarantee.
The Stranglers: more than 40 years in the business
Strikingly different from any other band in the British punk genre, trailblazing outfit The Guildford Stranglers (as they were then known) burst onto the music scene in 1974, comprising of Jean-Jaques Brunel on bass, Hugh Cornwell on guitar and vocals, David Greenfield on the keyboard and Jet Black on the drums. The band started out gigging at pubs around Surrey, where their aggressive, no-nonsense approach marked them out as one of punk's early instigators. And when the punk rock movement exploded some three years later, the foursome quickly became a household name.
Their debut album Rattus Norvegicus captured the attention of music fans across Britain in 1977, and has since gone on to rank as one of the greatest albums of all time with its prominent bass lines and provocative lyrical content on tracks such as "Peaches". The 'faster, nastier' No More Heroes followed later that same year, with the record's title track going on to become one of the group's most successful singles (landing at number eight in the UK charts) and the album itself just missed out on top spot (peaking at number two). Black and White was another UK number two in 1978; 1979's The Raven landed at number four; before the group's most successful track "Golden Brown" (UK number two) was released as the standout track on 1981's La folie.
Still going strong and playing their back catalogue of classics in 2018, don't miss your chance to catch them live when they next visit the UK: buy Stranglers tickets now at StubHub.
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