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Live at the Hope and Anchor
is a live album by The Stranglers
The Stranglers are an English punk/rock music group.Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning five decades, the Stranglers are the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" band to have originated in the UK punk scene of the mid to late 1970s...
. It consists of an entire set from a concert at the Hope and Anchor
The Hope and Anchor is a public house on Upper Street, in the London Borough of Islington. During the mid-1970s it was one of the first pubs to embrace the emergent, but brief, phenomenon of pub rock...
pub in Islington, North London, recorded on 22 November, 1977. This particular concert took place on the opening night of the "Front Row Festival
Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival is a hit double-LP of live recordings taken from various bands – mainly Power pop, Pub rock, Punk, and New wave groups - that played the Front Row Festival at Hope and Anchor, Islington between Tuesday 22 November and Thursday 15 December 1977...
", a series of shows by regulars of the venue during 1977. The album was originally only available as a bootleg recording. The song "Tits" featured on the white EP that was given away free with the first 75000 copies of the ban's Black and White
Black and White is The Stranglers third studio album and was recorded within 18 months of their debut Rattus Norvegicus. Produced by Martin Rushent and engineered by Alan Winstanley, the album is divided into the Black side and White side, each nominally characterised by the style and mood of the...
album in 1978. "Hanging Around" and "Straighten Out" were included on the "Front Row Festival" album, released in 1978. Many of the songs in the band's set that night were played by request; for this show, they rehearsed their entire catalogue. It is regarded as one of the band's more memorable shows. In 1992 the whole concert received an official release, produced by bassist/vocalist J J Burnel.
- "Choosey Susie"
- "Goodbye Toulouse"
- "Mean to Me"
- "School Mam"
- "Peasant in the Big Shitty"
- "In the Shadows"
- "Walk on By"
- "Princess of the Streets"
- "Go Buddy Go"
- "No More Heroes"
- "Straighten Out"
- "Hanging Around"
- "Dagenham Dave"
- "Bring on the Nubiles"
- "London Lady"