Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present
Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.
As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.
Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.
In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.
Finding anniversary gigs for the month of January is often a tall order as post-Christmas fund deficits, crap weather, not to mention planned engineering works all serve to thin out paying audiences. In this climate it seems that musicians take the month off too. That is unless you can haul your arse off to Australia as Hugh did in 2006.
Here he is doing his solo thing around the time of 'Beyond Elysian Fields'.
03. Beauty On The Beach
04. Nice & Sleazy
05. Picked Up By The Wind
06. Hanging Around
09. Always The Sun
10. Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
11. All Quiet On The Eastern Front
12. Break Of Dawn
13. Hot Cat On A Tin Roof
14. No More Heroes
01. Henry Moore
02. Strange Little Girl
03. Nerves Of Steel
04. Midnight Summer Night Dream
06. Shakin' Like A Leaf
07. The Story Harry Power
09. The Story Of He & She
10. Straighten Out
12. Golden Brown
13. Encore Break
15. Do Right Bayou
16. Goodbye Toulouse
So, here it is, Father Christmas, in the form of Chatts99, brings you this piece of recent history, for indeed it is a piece of history for the band in that it features 'Don't Bring Harry' played outside of an acoustic set. Not only that, Ladies and Gentlemen, it has extracts of the French version of N'Emmenes Pas Harry.... Happy days indeed!