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

Sunday 1 February 2015

Anarchy In Denmark - The Pistols In Print From Copenhagen

The Pistols were struggling. Banned nearly everywhere and unable to play in the UK the band had to look further afield for opportunities to play live. Scandinavia offered that opportunity and the Sex Pistols finally managed to play after months of frustration!

Here's another cutting from the 30th July 1977 issue of Melody Maker that reviewed the gig and in doing so gave an insiders view from within the eye of the storm as MM's Chris Brazier was able to get Paul Cook's and Steve Jones's view of the situation.

By this account the band's dates at Daddy's Dancehall in Copenhagen on 13th and 14th July 1977 were not the greatest shows that they performed but even so they were still incendiary events in the history of punk.

Sex Pistols
Daddy's Dancehall, Copenhagen
13th July 1977

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