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

Saturday, 4 February 2012

JJ on BBC's 'The One Show' 3rd February 2012

Here's a short feature on the song 'No More Heroes' that was broadcast last night on UK TV's BBC1 early evening magazine programme 'The One Show'. It has been suggested that this was a missed opportunity and rather than focussing on a track that is well over 30 years old, the opportunity would have been better used to plug the new album. That may be so, but in the bands defence, that is not how this particular strand of the show works (other similar clips have focussed on the Pistols last UK gigs in Huddersfield and Jerry Dammers on writing 'Nelson Mandela'). Nevertheless, such an appearance on prime time TV on the UKs biggest channel can only benefit the band.

JJ Burnel discussed 'No More Heroes' on 'The One Show'
3rd February 2012

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