The Stranglers - Grip / London Lady

The Stranglers - Grip / London Lady

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36211)

A (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) 3:55
A London Lady 2:25

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 44, 4 wks


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

Prod. by Martin Rushent at T.W. Studios, Fulham. Eng: Alan Winstanley
Photos: Chris Gabrin

Additional Credits

Hugh Cornwell - lead vocals on '(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)'
Jean Jacques Burnel - lead vocals on 'London Lady'

Reviews & Opinions

MARK P., SNIFFIN' GLUE, FEBRUARY 1977: The band's boring "let's be rough" stage stance has long since got on my wick but this single is great. The Stranglers are gonna go through life as happy recording musicians with not one care in the world. One day it might even be possible that we'll see Hugh Cornwell wearing a "Fuck" t-shirt at the Rainbow, the last date of their first major headlining tour of the GB. The B-side - 'London Lady' is good but the picture on the cover is silly.

TONY PARSONS, NME, 1977: ...a stunning double sided single of distinctive, intelligent, contemporary rock'n' roll that sounds like Roxy Music would have if that old capped tooth smoothie Bryan Ferry had been influenced by The Doors.

Additional Notes

Double A-Side. Both songs from Rattus Norvegicus. This single only reached number 44 in the UK charts due to an error by the company who were responsible for compiling the UK Charts.


The Stranglers - Grip / London Lady - UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36211)The Stranglers - Grip / London Lady - UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36211)

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