The Stranglers - No More Heroes

The Stranglers - No More Heroes

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK LP 1977 (United Artists - UAG 30200)
US LP 1977 (A&M - SP-4659)

A1 I Feel Like A Wog 3:16
A2 Bitching 4:25
A3 Dead Ringer 2:46
A4 Dagenham Dave 3:18
A5 Bring On The Nubiles 2:15
A6 Something Better Change 3:35
B1 No More Heroes 3:27
B2 Peasant In The Big Shitty 3:25
B3 Burning Up Time 2:25
B4 English Towns 2:13
B5 School Mam 6:52

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UK CD 2001 (EMI - 7243 5 34407 2 5)

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
Bonus Tracks
12 Straighten Out 2:46
13 Five Minutes 3:18
14 Rok It To The Moon 2:47

12: AA-Side of Something Better Change / Straighten Out 7", released July 1977
13-14: 5 Minutes 7", released January 1978

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 2, 19 wks

Credits

UK/US LP:

Hugh Cornwell: guitars and vocals
Jean Jacques Burnel: bass and vocals
Dave Greenfield: keyboards and vocals
Jet Black: drums and percussion

Produced by Martin Rushent at T.W. Studios, Fulham
Completed July 1977
Engineer Alan Winstanley
Mixed at Olympic Studios, Barnes.
Engineer: Doug Bennett assisted by Nigel Brooke-Harte

Sleeve design and art direction: Paul Henry
Photography: Trevor Rogers
Solarisation: Eamonn O'Keefe

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Additional CD Credits:

Project supervision: Tim Chacksfield
Design: The Red Room

Additional Credits

Hugh Cornwell sings lead vocals on all songs except:
Dave Greenfield: 'Dead Ringer' and 'Peasant In The Big Shitty'
Jean Jacques Burnel: 'Bitching', 'Dagenham Dave', 'Something Better Change', 'Burning Up Time' and 'Five Minutes'

Reviews & Opinions

TONY MOON, STRANGLED, 1977: True to their word the lads have not suddenly decided to do the Hammersmith Odeon circuit... They remain in control... And now they have this new LP out... Just as amazing as the first one ...It is more vicious I think...harder, there is a sense of anger, we will not compromise..

JON SAVAGE, SOUNDS, SEPTEMBER 1977: I don't like the album. I've tried very hard but I still think it sucks. I've got no axe to grind - but what I hear now turns me right off. It'll sell. Half the album is full of very strong material: songs which are ridiculously catchy and well-constructed, and oh yeah, they stay in the head. The rhythm section is simply very tight, relentless, while the organ that fleshes the sound out (and does bring to mind Seeds/Doors comparisons) holds some kind of magical power with its hypnotic swell, sinister undertone. Oh yes they can do it. But it sounds so assembled, somehow. And the material isn't as consistent as last time around. The Stranglers offer nothing positive. I suppose they got up my nose, didn't they? So they win in the end. Some pyrrhic victory, though, The music's powerful enough to get some reaction (always better than none) but what comes off this album, with its deliberate unrelenting wallowing, is the chill of death, No life-force, nothing vital. Not so that it's frightening, just dull and irritating.

TONY PARSONS, NME, OCTOBER 1977: Just like gonnorrhoea, The Stranglers' music is way too catchy for anyone for anyone to be certain they will not fall under it's lethal spell.

Additional Notes

On the three versions listed above this record is listed as:
UK LP: 'No More Heroes' by 'Stranglers IV' on the spine and back cover; and as 'Stranglers IV No More Heroes' on the labels
US LP: 'No More Heroes' by 'Stranglers IV' on the spine and back cover; and as 'No More Heroes' by 'The Stranglers IV' on the labels
CD: 'No More Heroes' on cover, spine and disc

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The Stranglers - No More Heroes - US LP 1977 (A&M - SP-4659)The Stranglers - No More Heroes - US LP 1977 (A&M - SP-4659)

US LP 1977 (A&M - SP-4659). Click here for more

The Stranglers - No More Heroes - UK CD 2001 (EMI - 7243 5 34407 2 5) The Stranglers - No More Heroes - UK CD 2001 (EMI - 7243 5 34407 2 5)

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