Live (X Cert)

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Live (X Cert)
Stranglers - Live (X Cert) CD album cover.jpg
Live album by The Stranglers
Released 21 February 1979
Recorded 1977 and 1978 at:
The Roundhouse Battersea Park
Genre Post-punk
Length 44:?? (Original vinyl)
Label United Artists
Producer Martin Rushent
The Stranglers live albums chronology
Live at the Hope and Anchor
(1977)Live at the Hope and Anchor1977
Live (X Cert)
The Stranglers & Friends Live in Concert
(1980)The Stranglers & Friends Live in Concert1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 4/10[2]

Live (X Cert) is a live album by The Stranglers released in 1979. It contains tracks recorded at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm in June and November 1977 and at Battersea Park in September 1978.

It captures the raw punk sound of the band prior to the more experimental music of their fourth album, The Raven. It also contains some amusing between-song audience baiting and provides a fairly accurate picture of the Stranglers' live sound during this period.

CD Reissues were augmented with extra live tracks recorded at The Nashville in 1976, and The Hope and Anchor, Islington in 1977.

The album spent ten weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at No. 7.[3] It was the band's fourth album release, and their fourth consecutive UK top ten album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)"
  2. "Dagenham Dave"
  3. "Burning Up Time"
  4. "Dead Ringer"
  5. "Hanging Around"
  6. "I Feel Like a Wog"
  7. "Straighten Out"
  8. "Curfew"
  9. "Do You Wanna?"
  10. "Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)"
  11. "5 Minutes"
  12. "Go Buddy Go"

CD Bonus Tracks:

  1. "Peasant in the Big Shitty" (originally a free 7" with the Rattus Norvegicus album)
  2. "In the Shadows" (originally included on the Don't Bring Harry EP)
  3. "Sometimes"
  4. "Mean to Me"
  5. "London Lady"
  6. "Goodbye Toulouse"
  7. "Hanging Around"


  1. ^ "Live (X-Cert) - The Stranglers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (22 March - 4 April 1979): 31. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.