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.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
20 From '83(2) The Dickies Winnipeg Canada 15th December 1983
Now I know that I have a tendency to bleat on about how wonderful I think The Dickies are and that they are the only band that I have seen many times over not to have done a dud gig.... but it's all true.
Moreover, to see a man well advanced into his 50's, sporting bright orange trousers, leaping in to the crowd as he did at Camden's Underworld a few years ago in defence of Stuart, his puppet penis still warms the heart!
I remember getting this recording way back in the '80's from a lovely guy called Ali Mayhew from High Heaton in Newcastle, if memory serves, who I was in contact with for a couple of years through the pages of Strangled.
So, here's a great soundboard recording of said Dickies.
01. Nights In White Satin
02. You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)
03. Pretty Please Me
04. The Sound of Silence
05. Poodle Party (Doggy Doo)
06. Solitary Confinement
07. (I'm Stuck in a Pagoda With) Tricia Toyota
08. Leonard Speaks
09. If Stuart Could Talk
10. Fan Mail
11. She's A Hunchback
12. Bach Solo
13. Curb Job
14. Manny, Moe & Jack
16. Paranoid (Power Cuts Out)
18. The Eve Of Destruction
19. Banana Splits