STRANGLERS - NO MORE HEROES english punk rock 12" LP VINYL

- The Stranglers' "No More Heroes": A Punk Rock Masterpiece

The Stranglers' "No More Heroes" (1977) is a landmark punk album that boldly tackled societal issues. With tracks like the titular anthem and "Something Better Change," the band delivered a sonic rebellion. The album's raw energy and dark themes solidified its place in punk history, influencing generations to come.


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"No More Heroes" Album Description:

The year 1977 marked a pivotal moment in the history of punk rock, and The Stranglers' second album, "No More Heroes," emerged as a defining masterpiece of the genre. As the follow-up to their debut album, "Rattus Norvegicus," this LP showcased the band's evolving sound and solidified their place in the world of punk history.

The Making of "No More Heroes"

The Stranglers, consisting of Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield, and Jet Black, embarked on the recording journey for "No More Heroes" in 1977. The album's creation was marked by a raw energy and rebellion that defined the punk ethos of the time. The recording process was notably efficient, reflecting the band's desire to capture the immediacy and intensity of their live performances.

The album cover, featuring a striking image of a wreath placed on a coffin with the tails of several rats, set the tone for the dark and provocative themes explored within the tracks. This visual representation echoed the rebellious and anti-establishment sentiments that punk rock as a genre often encapsulated.

Tracklist and Themes

"No More Heroes" comprised eleven tracks that delved into a range of themes, from social criticism to existential pondering. The titular track, "No More Heroes," stood out as a scathing commentary on the idolization of public figures, challenging the notion of hero worship.

Other notable tracks like "Something Better Change" and "Bitching" continued the album's exploration of societal issues, delivering a powerful message with a blend of aggressive instrumentals and thought-provoking lyrics.

Reception and Legacy

Upon its release, "No More Heroes" received critical acclaim for its innovative sound and unapologetic attitude. The album charted well in the UK, solidifying The Stranglers' status as a force within the punk movement.

The legacy of "No More Heroes" endures, influencing subsequent generations of punk and alternative rock artists. Its raw energy, socially charged lyrics, and unique sonic palette continue to resonate with fans, making it a timeless piece of punk rock history.

Music Genre:

  Punk Rock, New Wave 

Album Production Information:

The album: "STRANGLERS - No More Heroes" was produced by: Martin Rushent

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Alan Winstanley

This album was recorded at: T.W Studios, Fulham, July 1977

Mixed at Olympic Studios, Barnes

Engineers: Doug Bennett assisted by Nigel Brooke.Harte

Album cover design: Paul Henry

Album cover photography: Trevor Rogers

Solarisation: Eamonn O'Keefe

Record Label & Catalognr:

Yellow label United Artists 1C 064-99560
Packaging: This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1977 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: STRANGLERS - No More Heroes
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Hugh Cornwell: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • J.J. Burnel: bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Dave Greenfield: keyboards (Hammond L100 Organ, Hohner Cembalet electric piano, Minimoog synthesizer), lead and backing vocals
  • Jet Black: drums, percussion
Complete Track-listing of the album "STRANGLERS - No More Heroes"

The detailed tracklist of this record "STRANGLERS - No More Heroes" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "I Feel Like a Wog" (3:18)
  2. "Bitching" (4:26)
  3. "Dead Ringer" (2:46)
  4. "Dagenham Dave" (3:19)
  5. "Bring on the Nubiles" (2:16)
  6. "Something Better Change" (3:37)
  7. "No More Heroes" (3:29)
  8. "Peasant in the Big Shitty" (3:27)
  9. "Burning Up Time" (2:25)
  10. "English Towns" (2:12)
  11. "School Mam" (7:10)

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The Stranglers: Pioneers of Punk and Masters of Eclectic Rock

Band Information:

The Stranglers were a British rock band that emerged in the late 1970s, during the punk rock era. They quickly distinguished themselves from their punk contemporaries by incorporating elements of other genres, such as reggae, jazz, and new wave, into their music. Over the course of their career, which spanned four decades, The Stranglers released 17 studio albums and became known for their eclectic sound and controversial lyrics.

The Stranglers were formed in 1974 in Guildford, Surrey, by Hugh Cornwell (vocals, guitar), Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Jet Black (drums), and Hans Wärmling (keyboards). They played their first gig in September of that year and soon became a fixture on the London pub circuit. In 1975, they signed to United Artists Records and released their debut album, "Rattus Norvegicus," which featured the hit singles "Peaches" and "Grip." The album was a critical and commercial success, and The Stranglers quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and innovative bands in the UK.

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Stranglers released a string of successful albums, including "No More Heroes" (1977), "Black and White" (1978), "The Raven" (1979), and "La Folie" (1981). Their music was characterized by a mix of punk energy, new wave experimentation, and reggae rhythms. They also became known for their provocative lyrics, which dealt with controversial topics such as prostitution, drug use, and political corruption. This led to some controversy and criticism, but it also helped to establish The Stranglers as a band that wasn't afraid to push boundaries.

In addition to their studio albums, The Stranglers were also renowned for their live performances. They were known for their intense energy and the raw power of their music. Their concerts were often chaotic and unpredictable, with Cornwell's snarling vocals and Burnel's driving bass lines whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Despite this, The Stranglers also showed a more introspective side, as demonstrated by songs such as "Golden Brown" (1982), which became one of their biggest hits.

The 1980s saw The Stranglers shift towards a more polished, mainstream sound. They scored hits with songs such as "Always the Sun" (1986) and "Skin Deep" (1984), but some fans felt that the band had lost some of their edge. In the 1990s, they returned to their punk roots with albums such as "10" (1990) and "Written in Red" (1997). They also continued to tour extensively, cementing their reputation as one of the UK's most enduring and influential bands.

The Stranglers' legacy has been felt across multiple genres, with artists as diverse as The Libertines, The Arctic Monkeys, and The Black Keys citing them as an influence. Their eclectic sound and daring lyrics paved the way for later bands to experiment with different genres and styles. They were also pioneers of the punk movement, helping to establish it as a credible musical genre and inspiring countless other bands to follow in their footsteps. 

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The Stranglers' "No More Heroes" (1977) is a landmark punk album that boldly tackled societal issues. With tracks like the titular anthem and "Something Better Change," the band delivered a sonic rebellion. The album's raw energy and dark themes solidified its place in punk history, influencing generations to come.

Learn more