The Stranglers - Something Better Change / Straighten Out

The Stranglers - Something Better Change / Straighten Out

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (United Artists - UP 26277)

1 Something Better Change 3:34
A Straighten Out 2:55

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 9, 8 wks

Credits

Prod. by Martin Rushent at T.W. Studios, Fulham. Eng: Alan Winstanley
Mix. at Olympic Studios. Eng: Doug Bennett
Pics by Robert Ellis

Additional Credits

Hugh Cornwell - guitar, lead vocals on 'Straighten Out'
Jean Jacques Burnel - bass, lead vocals on 'Something Better Change'
Dave Greenfield - keyboards
Jet Black - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The group's most aggressive single to date, 'Something Better Change' is a snarling anthem with a great JJ Burnel vocal. 'Straighten Out' on the flipside is nearly as memorable, with a stunning Dave Greenfield solo and a very nifty bass run towards the end.

SOUNDS, JULY 1977: A double A-side, neither of which appear on the album. 'Something'...' is a favourite from their stage act, thumping along in the familiar way, driven by Jean's pulsating bass and Jet's solid battering. 'Straighten Out' is even more maniacal, at times reminiscent of Syd Barrett. The Stranglers' success is richly deserved and this can only enhance their reputation.

Additional Notes

'Something Better Change' from No More Heroes.

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