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, 4 August 2012

Whisky A Go Go Los Angeles 8th November 1980

Hugh Cornwell
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980

Here's one from the Autumn of 1980 requested by Meanie. This was one of a four night stint at the famous Whisky A Go Go club on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. Note the hired equipment. This was two weeks after the bands equipment was stolen in New York.


JJ giving it some
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980

Hugh struggles to keep his hands on the frets
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980
JJ takes off!
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980
'Milk, sugar, loaf, tea bags....'
Hugh Cornwell
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980


FLAC: Recording removed. Will be replaced once a good copy is available. Apologies.

MP3: Recording removed. Will be replaced once a good copy is available. Apologies.

Artwork: https://rapidshare.com/files/2518237302/WHISKYPDFAW.zip

1. Toiler on the Sea
2. I Feel Like A Wog,
3. Duchess
4. Hanging Around,
5. Down In The Sewer
6. Who Wants The World,
7. Just Like Nothing on Earth
8. Threatened
9. Tank
10.  Nuclear Device/Genetix
11. Dead Loss Angeles
12. The Raven

JJ Burnel
Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
November 1980

8 comments:

  1. Might just be me btw, but there's no audio until Hanging Around.

    Josh

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  2. Hi Josh, you are correct. This appears to be another of my now damaged discs. I will take the links down until I have a replacement.

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  3. Hi Adrian,
    damn shame about that, thanks anyway. If anyone else has a copy I'd be grateful.
    Meanie

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  4. Hi Ade and auralblogspot fans...

    FLAC is here!

    https://rapidshare.com/files/1839732675/19801107_LA.zip

    This is from a 2nd gen copy, sent to a collector straight from the US. this has 14 tracks, Track 1 has the intro plus the aborted 1st song! Track 14 is a 1980 interview with JJ at the time.... classic stuff... remastered to perfection. Having trouble uploading a lo-res version....ENJOY!
    DomP

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  5. Thanks for that Dom, much appreciated, been after this one for a longggg time.
    Cheers
    Meanie

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  6. No worries...
    MP3s here:
    https://rapidshare.com/files/3380008958/19801107_mp3.zip
    Enjoy

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  7. Thanks again Dom for bailing me out!!

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