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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
The Stranglers Versus The World in 1977
Here's a collection of three radio interviews recorded with Hugh, Jet and JJ back in 1977. These interviews reveal how the band saw themselves at the time. This is interesting listening for me as by the time I got into the band (late 1981) 'Golden Brown' had just come out and with it the perception of The Stranglers as musical pariahs evaporated.
What does come across at least in the Capital Radio interview phone in is an evident connection with the genuine teenage fan base.
Many thanks to MeAnIe again for both the compilation and the associated artwork.
01. Tony Myers Late Show Capital Radio London Autumn 1977 (Hugh & Jet)
02. Picadilly Radio Manchester 1977 (JJ)
03. Mark Lewis Interview Los Angeles Late 1977 (Hugh)