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, 21 July 2012

Bath Pavilion 18th August 1980

This one's for Phil Coxon, who has prepared and posted another one of his excellent tour diaries on the official site. Here's the link. Thanks Phil for your recollections of the 'Who Wants The World?' Tour.

He was at this gig, so maybe he can remember just why it was that 'Sewer' was cut short. The band pull up in the middle of the song and judging by the reaction of the audience, it was in response to some incident. The other notable point about this set is that it features a rare inclusion of 'Four Horsemen'.



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