”No More Heroes”, the title track from The Stranglers’ second album was released on the same day as the album and managed to reach number #8 on the U.K. singles chart in September of 1977. ”No More Heroes” is certainly amongst the group’s finest moments of their early years, striking the perfect balance between their punk aggression, melodic song writing skills and playing chops in a single track. Right from the tittering guitar intro to the full band entrance on the swinging force of gurgling bass guitar, melodic keyboards hook and driving beat the song instantly demands your attention and doesn’t let up. Singer Hugh Cornwell’s lyrics are fervently political, simplistic, and delivered with throaty conviction that packs a wallop right from the excellent opening verse, “Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky? / He got an ice pick / That made his ears burn / Whatever happened to dear old Lenny? / The great Elmyra and Sancho Panza? / Whatever happened to the heroes? / All the Shakespearoes? / They watched their Rome burn” A speedy guitar solo and grooving keyboard break keep thing moving following the oft repeated lament, “No more heroes any more / No more heroes any more” that sounds more like a triumphant punk victory slogan as the track progresses and becomes the songs infectious mantra. ”No More Heroes” is pure, classic Stranglers from start to finish.