Duchess (The Stranglers song)

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Single by The Stranglers
from the album The Raven
B-side "Fools Rush Out"
Released 10 August 1979 (UK)
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Post-punk
Length 2:30
Label United Artists
Writer(s) The Stranglers
Producer(s) Alan Winstanley, The Stranglers

"Duchess" is a single by The Stranglers from the album The Raven. The ninth track on the album, it peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The supporting video for the song was banned by the BBC, as they deemed it blasphemous for its content, which featured the band dressed up as choirboys.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyHit.com. 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Strangled Spiked". Strangled.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 385. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.