History's Stranglers

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"History's Stranglers"
Cover of "History's Stranglers"
Single by The Bronx
from the album The Bronx
A-side "History's Stranglers"
B-side "Venice"
Released September 4, 2006
Format CD, 7"
Recorded The Pallidrome, Venice, Los Angeles, California
Genre Punk rock
Label Wichita (WEBB 113-S)
Writer(s) Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, James Tweedy, Jorma Vik
Producer(s) Michael Beinhorn
The Bronx singles chronology
"False Alarm"
"History's Stranglers"
"Shitty Future"
Music sample
A sample of the pre-chorus and chorus of the song.

"History's Stranglers" is a song by the Los Angeles-based punk rock band The Bronx, released as the first single from their 2006 album The Bronx.

While the album was released by the Island Def Jam Music Group and the band's own label White Drugs, the singles for all of their albums have been released exclusively in the United Kingdom, through Wichita Recordings. The single was released on both compact disc and 7-inch vinyl, the latter pressed on transparent vinyl and limited to 1,500 copies.[1] The B-side song, "Venice", is an outtake from the album's recording sessions. The cover artwork was designed by guitarist Joby J. Ford.

The music video for "History's Stranglers" was directed by Mike Piscitelli.[2] It depicts camcorder footage of a child's outdoor birthday party, with the band members' heads composited over some of the children's. The children engage in various activities such as playing on a playground and in an inflatable structure, receiving balloon models from a clown, and breaking a piñata. At the end of the video the birthday boy, with the head of singer Matt Caughthran, throws a tantrum and smashes his own birthday cake.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD version[edit]

All tracks written by The Bronx.

No. Title Length
1. "History's Stranglers" 2:45
2. "Venice"  

Vinyl version[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "History's Stranglers" 2:45
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Venice"  





See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Releases". Thebronxxx.com. The Bronx. Archived from the original on April 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Video of the Week: The Bronx (video interview)". Punknews.org. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  3. ^ "'History's Stranglers' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ The Bronx (CD). The Bronx. Island Def Jam Music Group. 2006. B0006692-02. 

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