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

Saturday 1 November 2014

Dexys On Weekend Wogan 19th October 2014

Dexys with Terry Wogan
BBC Radio 2
19th October 2014

Something of a departure from the norm of this site now. Here's Dexys from their appearance on 'Weekend Wogan' on 19th October 2014. Frontman Kevin Rowland has once again reinvented the band who are again recording and touring. I saw them play in Cambridge about 10 years ago and I have to say they didn't really do it for me then. However, as a band I have great admiration for them. Back in the day they created a pretty unique sound. In much the same way that The Specials fused the attitude of punk with the musical sensibility and rhythms of Blue Beat, Dexys also took something from punk and cooked it up with the sound of Northern Soul. Whilst never a 2 Tone act, that sound gave them a loose association with that powerhouse movement.

Here founder members Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson are reunited with a few other noted musicians to perform:

01. Incapable of Love
02. Come On Eileen

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for Dexys on Wogan, I also like The Stranglers great band :)