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.
of the Stranglers The Very Best Stranglers Album Ever Glasgow Apollo 2. 1
Duch of the terrace never grew up I hope she never will Broken down TV sits in the corner Picture's standing still Standing still. Duch of the terrace knows all her heritage Says she's Henry's kid Knows all the history in her family Needs a man, God forbid! God forbid! And it sounds like an empty house Standing still And it's quieter than a mouse Standing still. Duch of the terrace never grew up I hope she never will Says she's an heiress, sits in her terrace. Says she's got time to kill Time to kill
Stranglers Duchess 1979 Top of The Pops August 30th 1979. The Stranglers - Toiler on the Sea. From the Black & White Album. The Stranglers - Nuclear Device From the Album The Raven.
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- Record Company – United Artists Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Liberty/United Records (UK) Ltd.
- Published By – April Music Ltd.
- Published By – Albion Music Ltd.
- Engineer – Alan Winstanley
- Mastered By – Porky
- Producer – Alan Winstanley, The Stranglers
- Written-By – The Stranglers
NotesApril M. Ltd./Albion M. Ltd.
℗ 1979 Liberty-United Records (UK) Ltd.
A product of United Artists Records Ltd.
Unique Irish print labels
Variation also exist with a punch-out center hole.
Although the bottom edge text states "Manufactured in England" this is original to the blank label which was subsequently reprinted here in Ireland with the record release details and stuck on to the Irish produced vinyl record being actually manufactured in Ireland .. So the edge text is Incorrect in this instance and should be disregarded !
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped): BP 308 A-1U IRL
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched): A PORKY PRIME CUT
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, stamped): BP 308 B-1U IRL
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): A PORKY PRIME CUT
|BP 308||The Stranglers||Duchess (7", Single)||United Artists Records||BP 308||UK||1979|
|BP 308||The Stranglers||Duchess (7", Single, RP)||Liberty||BP 308||UK||Unknown|
|IR 9018||The Stranglers||Duchess (7", Single)||I.R.S. Records||IR 9018||US||1980|
|BP 308||The Stranglers||Duchess (7", Single, Promo)||United Artists Records||BP 308||UK||1979|
|1C 006-82 736||The Stranglers||Duchess (7", Single)||United Artists Records, EMI Electrola||1C 006-82 736||Germany||1979|