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.
Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
The Art of Stephen Beaumont
From the early '80s, the pages of Strangled were often graced with the excellent illustrative penwork of Stephen Beaumont.
Stephen's usually black and white work accompanied a wide range of topics related to the band (of course), as well as politics, Mishima, Indian Thug cults etc. Some of these characatures featured on the merchandise of the day, T-shirts, posters and lest we forget boxer shorts!
The the right of the blog I have collected most, but not quite all of Stephen's work, as it appeared in the pages of Strangled.