The Stranglers Non-Album Singles And B-Sides: Period 1986-1990

1) Since You Went Away B-Side of the single Nice In Nice (1986) 4.5/5


The best B-Side from the Dreamtime period.

2) Norman Normal B-Side of the single Always The Sun (1986) 4/5


Sounds better than the A-Side. It talks about an ordinary family man, who found out he is a homosexual.

3) Dry Day B-Side of the single Big In America (1986) 3/5


Nice saxophone parts, but apart from it...just meh.

4) Hitman B-Side of the single Shakin'Like A Leaf (1987) 3.5/5


This is totally different than the A-Side. The A-Side is a Swing-inspired tune, but this is more like Breakdance influenced.

5) All Day & All Of The Night Single (1987) 2/5


A boring cover, from The Kinks. Well, that was also their last Top 10 hit in the UK charts.

6) ¡Viva Vlad! B-Side of the single All Day & All Of The Night (1987) 2/5


The most boring part of the Vladimir Chronicles. It's closer to the Russian sound though.

7) Grip '89 Single (1989) 5/5


It's as good as the original. They didn't make some crappy cover unlike All Day & All Of The Night.

8. Motorbike B-Side of the single Sweet Smell Of Success (1990) 2.5/5


I'll make you even clean my motorbike. OK, that's cheesier than cheddar cheese.

9) Instead Of This B-Side of the single 96 Tears (1990) 3/5


The beginning reminds me of Black Magic Woman from Fleetwood Mac (or the more popular version from Santana). Well, just a mediocre B-Side.

10) Poisonality B-Side of the single 96 Tears 12" only (1990) 4/5


Better than Instead Of This, and also more upbeat.

11) Something B-Side of the single Someone Like You 12" promo (1990) 4.5/5


A nice ironic ballad. Hugh Cornwell sings in an ironic way here, adopting a croonerish style.


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  • Nice take, will be sure to check these out. Been getting into post-punk and I just discovered these guys.

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    • Search also for bands like The Associates and Shriekback, if you want to try Post-Punk!

    • thanks! I will :)

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