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The Stranglers: IV Rattus Norvegicus (United Artists)****

Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 16 April 1977

I THINK this album will surprise a lot of people. After all (by chance, coincidence and a spot of media manipulation, no less) the Stranglers have long been branded as punks. New wavers to be Daily Mirrored in the same print as the Pistols and the Damned.

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