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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Sunday 23 March 2014

20 From '83 (19) The Damned Dingwalls Newcastle 22nd March 1983

JUST over the anniversary 31 years and a day for this one. Not the best sounding, but what a set. All the best material from the 'Strawberries' album and 'The Limit Club' (one of The Damned's finest moments and a glaring omission from the December tour in my opinion, given that Ruts DC were tour support).



01. Ignite
02. Disco Man
03. Generals
04. I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
05. Plan 9 Channel 7
06. Stranger On The Town
07. Wait For The Blackout
08. Born To Kill
09. Bad Time For Bonzo
10. Limit Club
11. Melody Lee
12. Looking At You
13. Love Song
14. Neat Neat Neat
15. New Rose
16. Smash It Up
17. Noise Noise Noise
18. Hippy Hippy Shake
19. Happy Talk

1 comment:

  1. I believe I have the only photo from that night, my 110 camera smuggled in and only one photo came out!