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.
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Fete Du Bruit Landerneau 11th August 2012
This was the band's big festival year. More so than any other year in their career, they took up the challenge presented by rain, mud, bad food and piss weak beer in order to wade through the trenchworks of the summer festival circuit.
Whilst festival slots mean great exposure to a largely virgin audience, to the bigger fan this equates to truncated, hit heavy sets..... but it is The Stranglers on top form nonetheless!
01. 5 Minutes
02. Burning Up Time
04. Hey! Rise Of The Robots
05. Hanging Around
06. Time Was Once On My Side
07. Golden Brown
08. Always The Sun
09. Boom Boom
11. Walk On By
12. Lost Control
14. All Day And All Of The Night
15. No More Heroes