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.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
JJ Burnel Live On Net FM 2001
Here's something I picked up in my first few months of owning a proper computer with internet access. Napster was up and running at the time and amongst all of the illegal copyright protected stuff were some obscure gems.
Amongst those gems was this short recording from an internet radio station that JJ did sometime in 2001 or possibly late 2000. I think it likely that the timing of this session coincided with the 'Alone and Acoustic' tour of late 2000.
In my first month of internet access I do remember that I managed to rack up a £250 phone bill as it was a dial up connection at that time..... all music downloads.... honest!
FLAC: On its way!
01. In The End
02. Norfolk Coast
03. Skin Deep
04. Fred And Georges (Source Unknown)