(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)

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"(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)"
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Single by The Stranglers
from the album Rattus Norvegicus
B-side "London Lady"
Released 28 January 1977 (UK)
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Punk rock, post-punk
Length 3:55
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s) Hugh Cornwell, Jean Jacques Burnel, Dave Greenfield, Jet Black
Producer(s) Martin Rushent
The Stranglers singles chronology
"(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)"

"(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)"

"Grip", or "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)", is a single by The Stranglers[1][2] from the album Rattus Norvegicus. The Stranglers' first single, it reached number 44 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] The song was written by Hugh Cornwell, and featured Welsh coal miner Eric Clark on saxophone.[4]


  1. ^ Dave Thompson London's Burning: True Adventures on the Front Lines of ... 2009 - Page 94 "The Stranglers were becoming popular. Their repertoire had settled down, rooting out the slower, softer songs, and going hell for leather with the aggressive grind. “Ugly,” “London Lady,” “Down in the Sewer,” “Bitchin',” “Grip.” Audiences ..."
  2. ^ John Reed Paul Weller: My Ever Changing Moods 2005 - - Page 61 "'Anarchy In The UK' had been followed in February by The Stranglers' '(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)' and, at the start of April, The Clash's 'White Riot'. All four singles had hovered around No. 40, but The Jam were the first to appear on the BBC's long-running music programme, Top Of The Pops - an opportunity they rarely missed throughout their career."
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 535. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Cornwell and Drury 2001, pp. 33–34.