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.


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Black And White In Stafford Bingley Hall 30th May 1978



This one comes with a health warning worthy of a ton of asbestos! But, it is a posted here at the specific request of Phil Coxon (for it was his first outing with the band) and Yesican, who recently kindly helped me out with a couple of replacement recordings. Cheers to you both!

Seemingly recorded from within a closed toilet cubicle at the back of the hall, with the mike in the bowl, nestling under a generous turd.... this recording otherwise is great!  Setwise it showcases 'Black & White' almost in its entirety.

FLAC: https://we.tl/5RL4dQmFnC

Artwork: https://we.tl/3mUEV7I3Rx

1. INTRO
2. BURNING UP TIME
3. DAGENHAM DAVE
4. BRING ON THE NUBILES
5. GOODBYE TOULOUSE
6. PEASANT IN THE BIG SHITTY
7. PRINCESS OF THE STREETS
8. DEAD RINGER
9. HANGING AROUND
10. UGLY
11. SOMETIMES
12. I FEEL LIKE A WOG

1. GO BUDDY GO
2. CURFEW
3. TANK
4. OUTSIDE TOKYO
5. NICE ‘N’ SLEAZY
6. THREATENED
7. DO YOU WANNA?
8. DEATH AND NIGHT AND BLOOD
9. SWEDEN
10. TOILER ON THE SEA
11. FIVE MINUTES

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful appraisal Adrian, brilliant set though.

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  2. Cheers Ade - after the build-up you've given it, I cannot WAIT to hear this beauty!

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  3. Fantastic, this was my first stranglers gig, and as it was an early evening gig we also went to Barbarellas to see Xray Spex on the same night when we got back to Brum on the free coach

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