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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Angelic Upstarts The Alternative Lubeck 10th September 1989


Following on from the last 1987 post that was the Rejects gig, I was prompted to put up an excellent sounding gig, also from the late '80's by The Upstarts. Brilliant, utterly uncompromising stuff from Mensi & Co.

The Cockney Rejects/Upstarts connection was reinforced when I read 'I'm An Upstart - The Decca Wade Story', a punk roller coaster tale of the highs and lows endured by the hell raising, diminutive,  oft-times Upstarts drummer in his long musical career.




01. Police Oppression
02. Murder Of Liddle Towers
03. Solidarity
04. Machine Gun Kelly
05. One More Day
06. Two Million Voices
07. Woman In Disguise
08. Kids On The Streets
09. Last Night Another Soldier
10. Teenage Warning
11. I'm An Upstart
12. White Riot
13. If The Kids Are United


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