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 email@example.com.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Madness Finsbury Park 6th August 1994
Here's a great sounding recording (1st generation BBC Radio 1 broadcast) of what I recall was the second Madstock. Suggs makes a joke concerning Morrissey, a reference to the latter's ill-considered performance at the first Madstock gathering in 1992.
The line up on the day was great, with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Buzzcocks and Aswad. As I remember the weather was great. I also recall the sight of a mature tree quite near to the stage that appeared to be bearing a strage fruit.... a crop of skinheads!
Here's some artwork (not mine) with the tracklisting:
Note: This version is 21 tracks long (with 'Tomorrow's Just Another Day' as the first track on disc 2).