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, 1 December 2012

Captain Sensible Octopus (Syd Barrett Cover)

The Good Captain

Here's an interesting little song. It's a cover of Syd Barrett's 'Octopus' which appeared on his first solo album, 'The Madcap Laughs', released in November 1969 after departing from Pink Floyd.

This version is by self-proclaimed Syd nut, Captain Sensible, here ably assisted by The Damned Monty on keyboards and some time Damned drummer Dave Berk. It appeared on a Mojo cover compilation entitled 'The Madcap Laughs Again'.


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