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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Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Purple Helmets 1989 Radio Session

JJ Burnel (Purple Helmets)
Dingwalls 27th April 1988

I have bought myself a new computer. My current desktop is six years old and has started to make noises that could pass for a UFO take-off. Whilst trying to clear the memory, I found this radio session from The Purple Helmets. I do not have any further information concerning date or source, but looking at the tracks it can be deduced that it is from 1989.



1. Baby Let Me Take You Home
2. Under the Sun
3. Don't You Like What I Do?
4. Brand New Cadillac


  1. Hi Adrian

    Just been looking through my copies of Top Secret. The Session was from the Richard Skinner Show Radio 1, broadcast on the 8th November 1989

    West Bromwich

  2. Thanks for sharing this very much appreciated.

  3. Any chance of re-upping this, Adrian?

    Ta if you have the time,

    cheers Dave Sez.

  4. I remember taping this off the radio at the time and it was broadcast on 1/1/90.