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Rattus Norvegicus
The Stranglers
Rattus Norvegicus
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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UK repackaged reissue of 1977 album, includes new artwork with extensive sleeve notes & previously unseen photos. 12 tracks including three bonus tracks, 'Choosey Susie', 'Go Buddy Go', 'Peasant In The Big Shitty' (Live).

      
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All Artists: The Stranglers
Title: Rattus Norvegicus
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 11/6/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766487794527

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Album Description
UK repackaged reissue of 1977 album, includes new artwork with extensive sleeve notes & previously unseen photos. 12 tracks including three bonus tracks, 'Choosey Susie', 'Go Buddy Go', 'Peasant In The Big Shitty' (Live).

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Classic Punk at its best
Thomas Joy | Centralia, il USA | 12/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My room mate in college stole this from our school radio station. He never listened to it but I did. I immediately fell in love with it and played it all the time. A friend of mine stopped by one day and we were listening to it and my roomie asked him, "Do you like it?" He said he did and my roomie gave it to him. I was pretty pissed off but I went out and bought it myself and have listened to a lot of Stranglers since but this is the best one in my opinion. Great stuff!"
Bastards and Rats...the birth...
P. T. Ostiguy | MA | 06/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Snarled, pungent, puke stained intellectuals thrown into a monster cage with nary an inclination as to there beginning impact. That best describes this gnarled opener of a career spanning a solid decades worth of solid contributions whose leaders where few and far between. The comfort of hearing this album lay in its seemingly unabashed need to find excuses for itself, throwing out dirt like gold and knowing that its speed is kept like a run through sand. That doesn't sound too inviting...part bar/punk album and part flourishing of musical diversity, "Rattus Norvegicus" is a prime example of an undeserving of category...the very goal, I perceive, of the band itself. Never stymied by image, just simply there, The Stranglers carved a gentle niche' into a musical landscape inhabited by posers and little children. It's here, at the very seemingly real deaths of there own childhood, did the record spin and history made. "Down in the Sewer", with its ubber climax of an organ solo will most assuredly be rediscovered by some hipster who will inevitably either A: slap it onto a movie trailer or B: do it justice and include it at the closer of a really well written crime story... Do yourself a favor, and go get "Ugly"."
Prog punk!
Frank Gorshin | Missouri | 02/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Stranglers were actually really good musicians, unlike most of the punk crowd. You can tell they're dumbing it down for the kids, but with smirk. Actually very clever and biting, like a hard-edged, intellectual Doors that wants your wallet."