Duchess (The Stranglers song)
|Single by The Stranglers|
|from the album The Raven|
|B-side||"Fools Rush Out"|
|Released||10 August 1979 (UK)|
|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. 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.
- The song was covered by My Life Story as part of EMI's centenary celebrations in 1997 and reached the UK Top 40.
- Justin Broadrick's post-metal project, Jesu, covered the song in 2012 as the a-side of a 7" record for their installment in Matador Records' Singles Club.
- In 2014, Merrymouth, a folk band led by Ocean Colour Scene singer/songwriter Simon Fowler, recorded the song on their second album Wenlock Hill.
- "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyHit.com. 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
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- "Strangled Spiked". Strangled.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 385. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.