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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Hugh Cornwell Gig Review - Minneapolis 2nd March 2012



Here's something I received via email last month. It's a review of one of Hugh's, sadly, poorly attended US gigs from earlier in the year. The author intended it to be published on a site elsewhere which in the meantime went to the wall. I am more that happy to put it out there for people to read on auralsculptors.

So, my belated thanks and apologies for the delay to the author Almostred, somewhere in Minnesota, for the piece.

As it is quite long I've put it on a separate page and it can be found here.

Hugh Cornwell
Nick & Eddie Minneapolis
2nd March 2012

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