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The Stranglers - Laid Black flac album

The Stranglers - Laid Black flac album Performer: The Stranglers
Title: Laid Black
Style: New Wave, Punk
Released: 2001
MP3 album: 1712 mb
FLAC album: 1931 mb
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Rock

Black and White is the third studio album by English new wave band The Stranglers. It was released on 12 May 1978, through record label United Artists. As with The Stranglers' first two albums, Black and White was produced by Martin Rushent. The album sees The Stranglers adopting a more experimental approach to song structures and time signatures (for example, "Curfew" features 7/4 time).

The Stranglers are in Bear Shank Lodge in the snowbound Northants countryside writing songs for the third album. Their work ethic is astonishing. They have already released two albums in the year of punk, two of the best selling albums over the year- only the Sex Pistols have out sold them in the punk/new wave corner, they are one of the biggest bands in the country and have already been ostracised by the press who claim they are too old- despite the Clash front man. Joe Strummer having two years on JJ Burnel. The Stranglers had already stormed punk

Ignore the fact that it's a concept album (it has a black side, and a white side, see) and that there are a couple of slightly ill-judged efforts ("In the Shadows" is plain silly, "Outside Tokyo" is whimsical rubbish), and let the rest of the album burn through your speakers.

Black and White is The Stranglers third studio album and was recorded within 18 months of their debut Rattus Norvegicus. Produced by Martin Rushent and engineered by Alan Winstanley, the album is divided into the Black side and White side, each nominally characterised by the style and mood of the songs which they contain. This release sees The Stranglers adopting a more experimental approach to song structures and time signatures (for example, "Curfew" features 7/4 time).

The Stranglers, you can hear some doors, some lou reed, others manifest in there songs but they are unmistakable, and nothing since has touched there mark. I got to see them in Belfast UH early 80's. They took the risk and played, they had the patrons in a frenzy. Hugh Cornwell stopped the show with" there was a leather jacket left on the stage and someone has stolen it. We will not play until it is returned" it was put back almost before he took another breath and they continued. I thought it was incredible that they could undo a thief with a moral gesture

Black and White Tracklist. About Black and White. Third album and starting to show that they were a force to be reckoned with. Black and White Q&A.


1 Walk On By
2 Let Me Down Easy
3 Southern Mountains
4 Cruel Garden
5 European Female
6 Still Life
7 Always The Sun
8 Face
9 Strange Little Girl
10 Princess Of The Streets
11 Golden Brown
12 Old Codger
13 Mony Mony
14 In The End


  • Engineer [Assistant] – Henry Skinner
  • Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Max Bisgrove


Unplugged live album

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