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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Saturday 31 January 2015

JJ Burnel Interview On Radcliffe And Maconie BBC 6 Music 30th January 2015

The last post was a BBC Radio interview some 32 years distant in which Hugh plugged the forthcoming 'Feline' tour. So now lets bring things bang up to date with a promo interview for the 'March On' tour broadcast yesterday on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's BBC 6 Music radio show.

This in my opinion is far better promo that going onto BBC 1's 'Breakfast', whose presenters have a history of conducting appalling, poorly researched interviews. I know it has a wider audience, but quality over quantity wins out for me every time.

As for Radcliffe and Maconie, these blokes know their stuff, like Kid Jensen in the previous post, these two live for music. I mean blimey, part way through this interview Mark Radcliffe informs us that the first time he saw the band play was at the Squat in Manchester in September 1976, whilst Stuart Maconie came to the band late on 4th June 1977 at Wigan Casino!

Excellent listening.....


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