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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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Brick Lane E1 and The Art Car Boot Fair

I have newly rediscovered a part of London that I have not been to for 20 years or more. A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday, the family arranged to meet friends in Brick Lane Market. The last time I was in Brick Lane was in the late '80's as part of a Jack The Ripper walking tour.

I was hugely impressed with the place, it is quite clearly aiming to give Camden a run for it's money as the London Sunday place to be. On this occasion, our friend's youngest was with us which necessitated avoidance of spicy food for lunch, but next time curry will be on the menu for certain.

The following week, I was back in the grounds of the Truman's brewery for the 2012 Art Car Boot Fair, where some pretty well known British artists gather to sell their wares... not least Sir Peter Blake, who sporting a Blockheads hat (a gift from Ian as the artist informed me) signed my 'Brand New Boots and Panties' CD.

A great day, in blistering heat.

Sir Peter Blake, Brick Lane 27th May 2012

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