Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Stranglers

Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

THE STRANGLERS slogged through over four hundred gigs in two years building up an ever-increasing following. They did not jump on the punk bandwagon but they were astute enough to know which way the rock wind was blowing. Their debut album, Rattus Norvegicus IV, entered the BMRB chart at No. 6.

Total word count of piece: 4189


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.