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, 30 March 2013
Tower Records, Picadilly London 15th May 1995
Here's one I received recently amongst as collection of tapes (thanks Paul N!). This was an in-store promotional appearance in Tower Records in Picadilly, London to mark the release of the 'About Time' album. I was at this and if I remember correctly the band played in the basement of the shop. I also recall that band were getting heckled a little bit, which I think you can hear on this good quality recording... at least you can hear Paul's repostes.
02. Golden Brown
03. Golden Boy
04. Still Life
05. Paradise Row
06. Lies & Deception
Please note that there is a small error in the disc information which incorrectly states the appearance to have taken place on 17th rather than 15th May. I misread the tape insert, sorry.