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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Mega-Stranglers, Part 4,the EP's and Singles

OK, hope like hell you've been enjoying the Stranglers greatness, as promis ed there is quite a bit more to come, lets just see how bad ya REALLY want it !!!!!!!!

Let's begin with an unusual 9" disc, evidently given away for free to fans of the band... hey, don't quibble.... three fine tracks ("Tits", "Walk On By", and "Mean to Me") are all great, I wish I would have tripped over one of these in 1993 or so.......

The also released a fine EP, "Don't Bring Harry", has some good stuff, not available elsewhere... there are English and French versions both of the title track, but in between there are semi-Stranglers classics such as  "Crabs" and "In the Shadows"... this is a worthwhile EP, I'd appreciate your givin it a chance.

Next a 2-sided single from 1982, nothing spectacular, except, there's a special 12" mix of :Midnight Summers", as well as multiple versions of "Vladimir and Olga"......

The "Paradise" single has some good stuff on it as well, no undiscovered classics, but three Stranglers tracks which you MAY feel are essential (I don't really), but ya try to put ALL yer cards on the table.

Another 12' Single is 1984's "Let Me Down Easy"..... three intriguing tracks (one an instrumental) as I continue to TRY to get you your radiohead FIX, I know that by now they are considered a litle dated, but WHEN DID I EVER CARE ABOUT THAT? Nope, not my mindset, I am just trying tonight to to HELP these people with the disabilities.... PLEASE support the discs that are posted in honor of some disabled soldier or something, lets continue, through small steps, to try to make the world something of a beter place on which we can ALL live.

The next mega-single (as best as I can determine, is 1984's "Skin Deep", with a tremendous extended version of the title track here.... I'd LOVE to show up and play catch with them at one of their practices, but that's just that..........I

Their classic reworking of "96 Tears" gets a lot of love, no need to worry,,,,this was put together by
my cousin Eric, also a military man .... there are also a couple more tracks here that are worthwhile
it's the STRANGLERS for God Sake.... you know NOW, without hearing if this is for you, but lemme tell ya..... this is yet another version of that oft-covered classic, and the rest of the shit here is great as well.......
Last one I got for ya is "Sweet Smell of Success".....I THINK this gives us all the Stranglers non-lp stuff, I could be wrong...... anyway, look for some LIVE stuff tomorrow (or next time I post)!)

FREE 9" EP-01 01 Walk On By/02 Mean To Me/03 Tits

DON'T BRING HARRY-01 Don't Bring Harry (English)/02 Wired/03 Sveriege/04  Crabs/05 I the Shadows/06 Don't Bring Harry (French)

MIDNIGHT SUMMMERS DREAM-01 Midnight Summers Dream/02 Vladimir and Olga

PARADISE-01 Paradise/02 Prwsher/03 Permission

LET ME DOWN EASY-01 Let Me Down Easy/02 Achilles Heel/03 Place De Victores

SKIN DEEP-01 Skin Deep (extended)/02 Here and There/03 Vladimir and the Beast (Part 3)

96 TEARS-01 96 Tears/02 Instead of This/03 Poisonality

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS-01 Sweet Smell of Success/02 Motobike/03 Something

Kay, these are kinda sorta rare, hope you appreciate I said, next up is LIVE material hopefully tomorrow.......until then enjoy the remainder of your weekend!


  1. Thanks a lot! No links here though!
    Do you have any The Jam (or associated) rare stuff?

  2. I feel asleep while getting them ready........they'll be there in a bit

  3. do you have anything from respond records (paul weller label), like the questions?


    FREE 9 EP





    96 TEARS


  5. Scott, I haven't downloaded anything off the Stranglers posts, as I feel quite content with what I already have....but many thanks for putting out these incredibly comprehensive offerings. Very impressive!

  6. Any chance of a reup please? Fantastic blog you have.