No More Heroes (album)


No More Heroes (album)
No More Heroes
Studio album by The Stranglers
Released 23 September 1977
Recorded July 1977 at TW Studios, Fulham. Mixed at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London
Genre Punk rock, Post-punk
Length 44:25
Label United Artists
Producer Martin Rushent
The Stranglers chronology
Rattus Norvegicus
(1977)
No More Heroes
(1977)
Black and White
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

No More Heroes is the second album by The Stranglers, produced by Martin Rushent, and released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). It featured a photo of a wreath placed on a coffin with the tails of several rats (the Stranglers' 'trademark').

The album became one of the band's highest charting releases, peaking at no.2[2] on the UK album chart, and stayed in the chart for 18 weeks.

Contents

History and structure

The album consists of various recordings left over from the session for their Rattus Norvegicus album, along with new material. In his book The Stranglers: Song by Song, guitarist Hugh Cornwell noted the fact that the first three tracks on the record are all sung by different lead vocalists, a trait it shares with Revolver by The Beatles.

Two singles were released from the album: "No More Heroes", and a double A-side of "Something Better Change" and the non-album track "Straighten Out". A further non-album single was released later that year, "5 Minutes" b/w "Rok It to the Moon". The album was reissued as a remastered CD in 2001, which included the additional tracks from these singles.

The album's title track became one of the band's most popular hits. Its lyrics include references to Leon Trotsky, Sancho Panza, Lenny Bruce and Elmyr de Hory.

Track listing

  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)

2001 bonus tracks

  1. "Straighten Out"† (2:46)
  2. "Five Minutes"‡ (3:18)
  3. "Rok It to the Moon"† (2:47)

Personnel

The Stranglers

Production

References

External links


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