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.
Friday, 15 March 2013
20 From '79 (19) The Human League Milan 28th May 1979
Here's a short set from The Human League when they were an entirely different band to the electro-pop version (albeit a very good one) that had the hits.
Emerging from their home town of Sheffield in the immediate aftermath of punk, The Human League were one of the first British band to start tinkering with (or perhaps that should be building)electronics. The DIY ethic of punk was still there though.
The fact that on this European tour The League were supporting none other that 'The Godfather of Punk' himself, Iggy Pop is further evidence of the extent of the musical melting pot that existed after and because of punk.
The Human League went on to cover 'Nightclubbing', an Iggy track co-written with David Bowie.
02. Almost Medieval
03. Circus Of Death
04. The Path Of Least Resistance
06. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
07. Being Boiled
08. Zero As A Limit