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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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Hugh Cornwell Tavistock Wharf - Review in The Spectator

Yesterday, my attention was drawn to the following review which appears in the current issue of the spectator magazine (3rd November). It's a rather odd review from someone who purports to have been a rock journalist, but who seems to have very little time for the genre. There is also very little said about the gig. But here it is for what it is worth....


  1. I was at this gig and it was fantastic particularly when Hugh & the band played No More Heroes album in it's entirity. I'm glad that reviewer went home and missed it. Serves the silly fool right.

    Old,bespectabled,bald man.