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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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

20 From '83 (9) Attila The Stockbroker John Peel Session 14th March 1983

Attila The Stockbroker (right) with fellow ranting poet Seething Wells (Stephen Wells)

Here's part of my earliest exposure to punk (or ranting verse if you wish). Around 1983 I became aware of the Newtown Neurotics and through them the guy on the right. In his ranting poetry, thorny subjects of the day were addressed such as football, the Russian threat to our society, decomposing pets and let's not forget politics (and plenty of it, from Thatcher to the SDLP via Albania!).

Here's the John Peel Session that he did back in 1983 which covers at least some of the above ground!



01. England Are Back
02. Holiday In Albania
03. Burn It Down
04. Eros Products
05. A Very Silly Eastern European Propaganda Station
06. Where You Goin' With That Flounder?

1 comment:

  1. Anyone got "Doggy on a string"? Love that song and I haven't heard it for a bout 20 years, please post if anyone has it.