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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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Hugh Cornwell Interview BBC Radio 1 (Kid Jensen Show) 4th January 1983

'Look, would you mind cradling that trimphone, I'm trying to communicate here!'

Ok, here's a great interview from January 1983 in which Hugh discusses a range of topics with a Radio 1 rarity at the time, a DJ who actually had a genuine interest in music, David 'Kid' Jensen. In this 30 minute discussion, 'Feline' features heavily (Hugh puts the musical style down to the band's need to get back to meaningful communication in this age when people can only interact by phone. Christ, he must be beside himself in 2015!!).

Other topics on evening's agenda are:

  • Celia Gollin
  • The Black Documentary
  • Hugh's musical influences
  • Acting
  • The band's musical direction
  • Playing Ireland and
  • Chrissie Hynde


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