The Early Years '74 '75 '76 Rare Live and Unreleased

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The Early Years '74 '75 '76 Rare Live and Unreleased
Compilation album by The Stranglers
Released 1992
Recorded 1974-1976
Label Newspeak
The Stranglers compilations chronology
All Twelve Inches
(1992)
The Early Years '74 '75 '76 Rare Live and Unreleased
(1992)
Strangled from Birth and Beyond
(1994)

The Early Years '74 '75 '76 Rare Live and Unreleased is a mish-mash of early live and demo recordings by The Stranglers. As can be imagined, given the age of these recordings and that the best recording equipment was probably not available, the sound quality is fairly poor; however, this material stands as a rare (and welcome) insight into the band's evolution. In addition to the CD release, a limited-edition double LP in coloured vinyl was produced. The 1974 demo tracks feature Hans Wärmling on keyboards.

Track listing[edit]

The Demo's (11-12 July '76)

  1. "Grip"
  2. "Bitching"
  3. "Go Buddy Go"

Live - Hammersmith Odeon (23 October 1976)

  1. "Get a Grip"
  2. "Sometimes"
  3. "Bitching"
  4. "Peasant in the Big Shitty"
  5. "Hanging Around"
  6. "Peaches"
  7. "Ugly"
  8. "Down in the Sewer"
  9. "Go Buddy Go"

The Demo's (September '74)

  1. "Wasted"
  2. "Strange Little Girl"
  3. "My Young Dreams;"

Live - Railway Tavern (November '75)

  1. "Princess of the Streets"