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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Friday, 26 October 2012

Steve Drewett Uxbridge Labour Club October 1988

'Does Anyone Know Where The Gig Is?'

Here is a recording from the gig that I mentioned in the recent Neurotics post, the gig that I and a handful of other hapless students missed for want of common sense!

This must have been one of Steve's earliest solo gigs (the Neurotics were still a going concern for another week or so at this point in time) and he was clearly nervous at the prospect of stepping out on his own.



01. This Fragile Life
02. Angela
03. No Respect
04. Take Strike Action
05. If Only
06. Keep The Faith
07. Baby Don't You Grieve After Me
08. Afrika
09. Never Thought
10. Talk
11. Inch Away
12. Sweet Jesus

Some 24 years later and I will be seeing Steve Drewett play at the Half Moon pub (my old local) in Bishops Stortford (so a 5 minute walk down the road for me). This time I know where I'm going!

A review will follow.

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