Hey, Stranglers fans. I've posted Ten Great Stranglers videos (1976-1978) over at THE BIG TAKEOVER - please come visit, take a look and leave a COMMENT over there before I get spooked by the silence.
As a Canadian adolescent, you couldn't find The Stranglers' (more here) 1980 album The Raven domestically, instead we followed band's progress via an I.R.S. Records' North American hodge-podge entitled The Stranglers IV (see below):
The album was a chronological mess but it did offer some early rarities and a cherry-picking of the hits from The Raven as well as few killer then-new tracks like "Who Wants the World (more cool stuff on this subject can be found here).
This particular bootleg, a great-sounding FM broadcast, captures the taut, aggressive show from 1980 tour, the era between The Raven and the indulgently-disappointing The Meninblack.
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