The Stranglers - No More Heroes / In The Shadows

The Stranglers - No More Heroes / In The Shadows

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36300)

1 No More Heroes 3:25
1 In The Shadows 4:33

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 8, 9 wks

Credits

Produced by Martin Rushent at T.W. Studios, Fulham. Engineer: Alan Winstanley
Mixed at Olympic Studios. Engineer: Doug Bennett

'In The Shadows' with the 'BARRACUDA BASS' Sound

Additional Credits

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

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Another double 'A' Side, or in this case, a double '1' side. Although the punchy and urgent 'No More Heroes' is the bona fide classic here, the atmospheric B-Side is a nice showpiece for Burnel's "barracuda bass sound" and Greenfield's sinister keyboard noises.

SOUNDS, SEPTEMBER 1977: Jean Jacques Burnel tells me I can't review his new album 'cos I'll be too partisan. So gimme the single instead. 'Whatever Happened To The Heroes' isn't the best up for grabs on the LP but it's easily the strongest, loudest, classiest 45 in this week's bunch. Take Hugh Cornwell's tirade against the fragility of today's political and social figureheads and mate it with the Iggy Pop/Syd Barrett nightmare dub jam on the other side and discover The Stranglers, the most adventurous and imaginative band in the world on September 14th in this year of Our Lord 1977. But you'll have to buy the single to get a hold of that Barracuda Bass on the B-Side...'cos it won't be on any album.

Additional Notes

'No More Heroes' from No More Heroes. 'In The Shadows' was subsequently given a new home on the band's third LP, Black And White.

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The Stranglers - No More Heroes / In The Shadows - UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36300)The Stranglers - No More Heroes / In The Shadows - UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 36300)

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