Just wanted to try something a little different to encourage a little more site participation/interaction. So I'm starting off with a simple caption competition. I can't offer a 'Peaches' blackmail sleeve or 'Girl From The Snow Country', but I can offer a free choice of three DVDs from the list included on this site. Given that DVD file sizes are rather prohibitive for upload, this is a chance to get hold of something over and above the audio recordings. I will post worldwide at my expense.
The Pennie Smith photo below, from the Corn Exchange in Cambridge on the 'No More Heroes' tour in the autumn of '77, has long intrigued me. What passed between these two men at the point that Ms Smith directed her lens in their direction? I don't know, but you might.
Please email your suggestions to me..... they don't have to be polite, I am broad minded! If I receive any entries, the judging process will be conducted along strictly non-democratic lines by a discerning panel of one (you guessed it, that's me).
I will let this run until the end of January when I will announce the winner.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.