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July 8, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
Rattus norvegicus, the common brown rat, is a hardy if less than desirable fellow, a creature impossible to love but not easily gotten rid of. The Stranglers adopted the noisome critter as their symbol when they began making records during the first wave of British punk. While not purely a punk band, the Stranglers' 1977 debut album, "Rattus Norvegicus," throbbed with aggression and scowling vocals that certainly sounded punk.
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July 8, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
Rattus norvegicus, the common brown rat, is a hardy if less than desirable fellow, a creature impossible to love but not easily gotten rid of. The Stranglers adopted the noisome critter as their symbol when they began making records during the first wave of British punk. While not purely a punk band, the Stranglers' 1977 debut album, "Rattus Norvegicus," throbbed with aggression and scowling vocals that certainly sounded punk.
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