Stranglers & Friends

The Stranglers and Friends: Live in Concert is a live album by The Stranglers, first released in 1995.

In the spring of 1980, Hugh Cornwell was in Pentonville Prison for drugs possession. With two gigs scheduled at the London Rainbow for 3 April and 4 April, the management decided to turn things around by approaching a number of well-known artists (including John Ellis, Toyah Willcox, Peter Hammilland Hazel O’Connor, among others) to fill in for the absent Cornwell. The Stranglers and Friends: Live in Concert chronicles this event.

Stranglers Reissue Live reissueIn 2002, this album was re-released on the Castle Music label with new artwork and sleeve-notes.  A 1997 reissue of this recording contains the same tracks (not in the same order), except “Grip”, “Hanging Around”, “Bear Cage” and “Peaches”.

  1. Introduction: Jet Black
  2. Get a Grip (with Hazel O’Connor & Robert Smith)
  3. Hanging Around (with Hazel O’Connor & Robert Smith)
  4. Tank (with Robert Fripp & Peter Hammill)
  5. Threatened (with Robert Fripp)
  6. Toiler On the Sea (with Robert Fripp & Phil Daniels)
  7. The Raven (with Basil Gabbidon & Peter Hammill)
  8. Dead Loss Angeles (with Phil Daniels & Wilko Johnson)
  9. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy (with Basil Gabbidon, Nicky Tesco & Nik Turner)
  10. Bring on the Nubiles (with Richard Jobson, Wilko Johnson & Toyah Willcox)
  11. Peaches (with Ian Dury, Wilko Johnson, Davey Payne, John Turnbull & Toyah Willcox)
  12. Bear Cage (with Ian Dury, Matthieu Hartley, Wilko Johnson, Davey Payne & John Turnbull)
  13. Duchess (with Toyah Willcox)
  14. No More Heroes (with Richard Jobson)
  15. Five Minutes (with Richard Jobson & Larry Wallis)
  16. Something Better Change (with Steve Hillage & Toyah Willcox)
  17. Down in the Sewer (with Jake Burns, Steve Hillage & All Guests)