Reissue of this classic album from the British punk legends. Rattus Norvegicus is the debut studio album by The Stranglers, released in April, 1977. It was one of the highest-selling albums of the punk era in Britain, eventually achieving platinum record sales. The album was originally to be entitled Dead on Arrival but was changed at the last minute. The released title is the taxonomic name for the common brown rat. The album was produced in one week by Martin Rushent, and was a snapshot of the band's live set at the time. Two singles were taken from the album: "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)" and "Peaches", which gave the band their first major hit single, reaching #8 on the UK Singles Chart.