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 email@example.com.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
20 From '83(6) The Subhumans The Union Rowing Club Nottingham 9th April 1983
The most musical and, yes, most humorous of the crop of UK bands that together fell under the banner (and there were a lot of them!) of anarcho-punk in the early '80s.
Unlike the majority of their scene contemporaries who spat out their proclamations against the state in strictly London tones, The Subhumans delivered their message with a distinctly west country burr as the band hailed from Melksham in Wiltshire.
Frontman Dick Lucas has consistently delivered quality material in each of the bands that he has formed, from The Subhumans themselves to Culture Shock and Citizen Fish that followed.
Sometime shortly after this recording, the band released 'From The Cradle To The Grave', which with its epic title track (all 16 minutes of it!) brought punk rock right into the realm of prog rock and who could have foreseen that!
01. I Don't Wanna Die
02. New Age
04. Waste Of Breath
05. No- Reality
07. No Thanks
08. Big City - Zyklon B Movie
10. Till The Pigs Come Round
11. Rain - Animal
12. Religious Wars
13. Human Error