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.
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Sunday, 19 May 2013
Town And Country Club London 18th February 1993
Here's another tape conversion (tape courtesy of Paul N, once again a big thanks).
This was the almost the last time I saw the Mk II line up (there was the Tower Records 'About Time' launch appearance in 1995 and one gig in 1998). As I recall, this was the gig that metaphorically broke the camel's back. It wasn't the set..... 'Burning Up Time', 'English Towns', 'Ugly', ..... can't really beef about that, no, it was the treatment that they received that I couldn't handle so I walked away for a while.
Still, this is quite a reasonable sounding recording of one of two nights the band played here and irrespective of my feelings the capacity crowd seemed to enjoy it so fair play to them!
01. Time To Die
02. Toiler On The Sea
03. Something Better Change
04. Five Minutes
05. Someone Like You
06. Never See
07. Southern Mountains
09. Thrown Away
11. 96 Tears
12. Mr Big
01. Burning Up Time
02. English Towns
05. London Lady
06. All Day And All Of The Night
07. Sugar Bullets
09. Always The Sun
10. Hanging Around
12. Golden Brown
14. No More Heroes
By the way, does anyone have a scan available of a ticket from the previous night's gig at the T & C?