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.
No More Heroes on Friday Night Live 28th February 1987
Friday Night Live (Channel 4 UK TV) was reason enough to come back from the pub before last orders on a Friday night. It was simply the best thing on TV at the time. Hosted by Ben Elton, before he started writing stage shows about Queen and Rod Stewart, when his material was quite dangerous, FNL featured nearly every 'alternative' cemedian of the day. Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Ade Edmonson, Rik Mayall all appeared along with genuine heroes of comedy such as Peter Cook and Barry Humphreys. Music also featured and much to my delight, one evening The Stranglers performed their new single 'Shakin' Like A Leaf' (later officially released on The video 'The Men In Black In Colour') and 'No More Heroes' which appears here....