In 1977, English punk rock band The Stranglers released their debut studio album Rattus Norvegicus. The album's ambituous reggae-influenced song Peaches was the bands second official single, and despite being censored by the BBC the song managed to hit Number 8 on the UK singles chart. The song's strong sexual language and theme was somewhat uncommon at the time. Peaches was later re-recorded with toned-down lyrics suitable for radio play - "oh shit" was replaced with "oh no", and "clitoris" was replaced with "bikini". Nonetheless, the song's title is a slang term for cunnilingus - a slang popularized in 1972 by The Allman Brothers Eat a Peach album. Rattus Norvegicus got it's title from the scientific name for a brown rat, and the album release party was held at Water Rat Pub in Chelsea. The album was produced in one week, and it was one of the top selling albums from the UK punk rock era. The video below is from a 1978 performance at Battersea Park - the show was eventually shut down by the police after semi-nude strippers accompanied the band for the song Nice 'n' Sleazy.
"If you like to lounge