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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Saturday, 28 September 2013

American Independence Bicentenary Gig At The Roundhouse, London 4th July 1976

Punters at The Flamin' Groovies/Ramones/Stranglers gig of 4th July
(Fron The Ramones Museum, Berlin)
As part of the display covering The Ramones first visit to these shores in the summer of '76 was the above photograph that I had not seen before.

This was the weekend in which the rivalries between the prime movers and shakers of the burgeoning London punk scene boiled over in the heat of that sweltering summer (unfortunately at the time I was probably jumping through a garden sprinkler aged 7 and a half!). The Pistols, The Clash and The Stranglers came to blows after The Ramones played their second date the following night (5th) just down the road at Dingwalls.

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