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

Saturday, 8 December 2012

2 Tone Tour A Review NME 27th October 1979

Continuing the 2 Tone Tour theme for a while longer, I thought that I'd share this contemporary review with you that appeared in the UK's New Musical Express at the start of the tour. Again from the Stateside in Bournemouth, for the reviewer at least it was Madness that sparkled on the night, making The Specials look rather lacklustre.... would you believe it!?

Special thanks to MeAnIe for the clip(s). Cheers!

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