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.

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Friday, 30 September 2011

Cabot Hall London 3rd October 2003

Now this was a gig that I nearly came out of my self imposed exile for. The reason was the location. At the time I was working in Gallions Reach, right at the end of the Docklands Light Railway, but only half an hour from Canary Wharf. Some of the pubs in the area were well known to us (the selected locations of a variety of leaving do's, other celebrations etc etc). However, in the event, grabbing a handful of flyers was a near as I got. I think that it was the flyer that put me off 'Standing, some limited unreserved seating on a first come first served basis'. I have always had an issue with seating at gigs, it's just not for me and the possibility of watching The Stranglers in the company of besuited bankers fresh from the office turned me.

Anyway, here it is, a quite listenable recording from the night.

  1. Instead Of This
  2. Let Me Down Easy
  3. Strange Little Girl
  4. Walk On By
  5. English Towns
  6. European Female
  7. Southern Mountains
  8. Face
  9. Tuckers Grave
  10. Cruel Garden

  1. Always The Sun
  2. Don’t Bring Harry
  3. Santfe Kuss
  4. Sinister
  5. In The End
  6. Mine All Mine
  7. Still Life
  8. Princess Of The Streets
  9. Golden Brown
  10. Old Codger
  11. No More Heroes
Full artwork here (and also as pdfs in the download file)

1 comment:

  1. Any chance of a re-up on this one? Tuckers Grave doesn't appear on many live recordings and I think it should.