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, 22 September 2012

Tube Disaster - The UK Subs

Charlie Harper of The U.K. Subs

Here's a track that was available for free download from the Subs website many moons ago.

Tube Disaster - The UK Subs

The track goes back many years. The track as originally recorded by Bishops Stortford band, The Epileptics, appeared on 'The Last Bus To Debden' EP. It was a live recording from a gig at the town's Triad Centre.

I think that the Subs did a great job on it, but as so often is the case with covers, the original is superior.

The Epileptics
Triad Centre, Bishops Stortford
November 1979

1 comment:

  1. Nice one, never knew the Subs covered it! The original's here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.