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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Faith Band, The Golden Fleece Nottingham 22nd March 2002


Here's a gig with a bit of a tale. On this occasion under the banner of the Faith Band, Paul Roberts and Baz Warne played a low key gig in Nottingham. The gig was promoted by a friend Barry Spooner.

In his own words:
'A very special year for me not least of all because I had the pleasure and privilege of becoming a “promoter” for Paul Roberts & Baz Warne when they performed as the Faith Band in Nottingham on ‘The Peoples Acoustic Tour‘. This tour was an opportunity for fans to organise their own gigs. Myself and about another dozen or so fans jumped at the chance (maybe ‘jumped’ is not the correct word)!. To cut a long story short I joined forces with a Nottingham city centre based landlord to put on a free gig which basically showcased PR’s solo material and very successful it was too, even if I do say so myself. Fans came from all over the place and ‘The Golden Fleece’ rocked that night. But all of this didn’t happen without mucho blood, sweat & tears. I even went to a Hugh Cornwell book signing (’Song By Song’) armed with home made flyers to try and publicise our event. Hugh even autographed a flyer for one fan! Anyway, 3 months of sleepless nights paid off.' 

FLAC: https://rapidshare.com/files/1565025032/TheFaithBandNottingham22March2002FLAC.zip

MP3: https://rapidshare.com/files/4026491679/TheFaithBandNottingham22March2002MP3.zip

Artwork: https://rapidshare.com/files/348901205/TheFaithBandNottingham22March2002AW.zip

1. Chasing Rainbows
2. Fried
3. Here
4. Postcard
5. Can't Seem
6. Only Women Bleed
7. In Heaven She Walks
8. Grateful
9. Sinister

Thanks to Paul B for the recording and Barry S for the words and the photos.


Paul Roberts & Baz Warne
The Golden Fleece, Nottingham
22nd March 2002

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