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, 8 December 2012

Jake Burns and the Big Wheel Janice Long Session 16th April 1986

Here's quite a rare one. After the demise of SLF first time around, Jake put together the Big Wheel. Their album 'On Fortune Street' is long deleted (which I believe included this session). The session includes the track 'Breathless', a heart felt tribute to then wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie. Winnie was later to fall from grace, but that doesn't detract too much as it remains a great track.



01. She Grew Up
02. Breathless
03. Trapped Inside
04. Belfast 14

Somewhere I have a live recording of the Big Wheel which I will share soon.

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