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, 3 September 2011
Terry Hall & Jerry Dammers Interviewed on BBC Radio 6 (Steve Lamacq Show 30th August 2011)
This is very exiting. This week on the excellent BBC Radio 6 station, Steve Lamacq on his Album of the Day slot took on The Specials album (certainly one of the most important albums of the 1970's). To discuss the making of the album and the early history of the band, Steve talked to none other than Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers (unfortunately not at the same time!).
Excellent material and fortunately 100% focused on the album, rather than issues with the reunion.
This is posted for the benefit of those outside of the UK who have experienced difficulties in hearing this essential hour of radio.
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