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Category: The Stranglers

“Bear Cage”: Orphaned Art Punk

Non-album single, “Bear Cage” reached the UK Top 40 (#36) for The Stranglers in 1980: A 12-inch single version – the band’s first – containing extended mixes of both tracks was also released. Once famously dismissed by John Lydon as “hippies with short hair,” The Stranglers got considerably less ink

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