The Stranglers - The Early Years 74-75-76 - Rare Live & Unreleased

The Stranglers - The Early Years 74-75-76 - Rare Live & Unreleased

Original Release Date

1992

Release Information

UK 2xLP 1992 (Newspeak - SPEAK DLP 101)

The Demo's ('76) Studio Unknown
A1 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4:00
A2 Bitching 3:37
A3 Go Buddy Go 3:51
The Demo's ('74) Recorded At TW Studios Fulham
B1 Wasted 3:29
B2 Strange Little Girl 3:30
B3 My Young Dreams 2:45
Nob Gig Railway Tavern, Live 1975
B4 Princess Of The Streets 6:52
Hammersmith Odeon 23.10.76
C1 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4:22
C2 Sometimes 5:10
C3 Bitching 4:29
C4 Peasant In The Big Shitty 3:14
C5 Hanging Around 4:38
D1 Peaches 4:03
D2 Ugly 4:39
D3 Down In The Sewer 7:07
D4 Go Buddy Go 7:02

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UK CD 1992 (Newspeak - SPEAK CD 101)

The Demo's ('76) Studio Unknown
1 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4:00
2 Bitching 3:37
3 Go Buddy Go 3:51
Hammersmith Odeon 23.10.76
4 (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 4:22
5 Sometimes 5:10
6 Bitching 4:29
7 Peasant In The Big Shitty 3:14
8 Hanging Around 4:38
9 Peaches 4:03
10 Ugly 4:39
11 Down In The Sewer 7:07
12 Go Buddy Go 7:02
The Demo's ('74) Recorded At TW Studios Fulham
13 Wasted 3:29
14 Strange Little Girl 3:30
15 My Young Dreams 2:45
Nob Gig Railway Tavern, Live 1975
16 Princess Of The Streets 6:52

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Liner Notes: Owen Carne, The Irregulars, February 1992

Additional Credits

Hugh Cornwell - guitar, vocals
Jean Jacques Burnel - bass, vocals
Dave Greenfield - keyboards, vocals
Jet Black - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: This is of interest solely to the fanatical. It includes three songs from a 1974 demo, proving that they truly did start out as soft-rockers. I defy anyone to sit through 'Wasted' or 'My Young Dreams' without asking, is this the same band, and what is this shit? A live recording of 'Princess Of The Streets' from 1975 isn't much better, but is of interest as being the earliest live recording of the band. Three songs from a 1976 demo and a concert recording of a 1976 vintage taken from their support slot on Patti Smith's first UK tour are better, but none of this is essential. Throughout, the sound is pretty cruddy (the 1974 demos are lifted directly from the 3 Early Demos bootleg).

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1992: This 16-track compilation brings to light a number of Stranglers curious from between 1974 and 1976, when the band were honing their idiosyncratic rock sound. [Read full review here]

Additional Notes

Reissued as Rare Live & Unreleased. Click here for a press advert.

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UK 2xLP 1992 (Newspeak - SPEAK DLP 101). On various colours of vinyl . Click here for more

The Stranglers - The Early Years 74-75-76 - Rare Live & Unreleased - UK CD 1992 (Newspeak	- SPEAK CD 101)

UK CD 1992 (Newspeak - SPEAK CD 101)

 

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