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Rattus Norvegicus


Download links and information about Rattus Norvegicus by The Stranglers. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 50:52 minutes.

Artist: The Stranglers
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 50:52
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No. Title Length
1. Sometimes (1996 Remastered Version) 4:55
2. Goodbye Toulouse (1996 Remastered Version) 3:16
3. London Lady (1996 Remastered Version) 2:32
4. Princess of the Streets (1996 Remastered Version) 4:37
5. Hanging Around (1996 Remastered Version) 4:27
6. Peaches (1996 Remaster) 4:07
7. (Get a) Grip [On Yourself] [1996 Remastered Version] 4:01
8. Ugly (1996 Remastered Version) 4:07
9. Down In the Sewer (Medley) [1996 Remastered Version] 7:58
10. Choosey Susie (1996 Remastered Version) 3:13
11. Go Buddy Go (1996 Remastered Version) 3:58
12. Peasant In the Big S****y (Live) [1996 Remastered Version] 3:41



Formed in 1975, The Stranglers managed to align themselves with the punk movement by the time of their 1977 debut album, Rattus Norvegicus, where Martin Rushent's production brought out their churning rhythm section and highlighted their brutal lyrics. The first five minutes of "Sometimes" broke all the punk rules, but mostly for featuring Dave Greenfield's "Happy Organ" in the midst of the industrial rumble. "Goodbye Toulouse" already spotlighted—along with The Damned's Dave Vanian and The Banshees' Siouxsie Sioux—the elements of goth, which would slowly emerge as a more art deco offshoot of punk. "Princess of the Streets" plays like a slow blues from The Doors, while "Peaches" takes that influence and turns it into a challenging streetwalk that bands like The Libertines and Art Brut began stealing wholesale decades later. The Stranglers' debut single—"London Lady" and "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)"—is a better indication of where the band's music was going and the brilliance it could achieve. This edition includes the U.K. single "Choosey Suzie" and "Peasant in the Big S****y."