Remastered U.K. edition featuring bonus recordings: "Straighten Out," "Five Minutes," and "Rok It To The Mood," plus original art work, complete lyrics and previously unavailable photos.
Personnel: Hugh Cornwell (vocals, guitar); Dave Greenfield (vocals, keyboards); Jet Black (drums, percussion).
Recording information: T.W. Studios, Fulham (07/1977).
Photographer: Trevor Rogers.
Punk's parents terribles, the Stranglers courted controversy throughout their early career. Caustic lyrics brought charges of misogyny, although the group suggested that outrage was merely part of the genre's tenet. They answered such criticism of their debut album with the even more uncompromising No More Heroes, a vengeful collection echoing the nihilism of its title. Role-playing apart, there was no denying a musical prowess compressing savage guitar, throbbing bass and swirling organ into vicious, driving sound. Hugh Cornwell's sneering intonation matched the aggression of his accompaniment, but the album also offered indications of the lighter pop style that the quartet would later follow.
- Format: CD
- Released: 11/06/2001
- Genre: Pop