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

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Misty In Roots Manager Clarence Baker Appears in Court (September 1979)

Here's a couple of news items that appeared in the 8th September 1979 issue of Sounds (a now defunct UK weekly music paper) that may be of interest to some visitors to this site.

In that week, Clarence Baker appeared in court (or at least his co-defendants did, depending upon which of the two articles you read) charged with assault of a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon. In the police action against the Southall Musician's Cooperative, based in the People Unite offices, Clarence Baker suffered a fractured skull. Teacher Blair Peach was killed on that day.

The violence of that day is the subject of The Ruts classic 'Jah War'.

'Jah War' by The Ruts
Paris 1980

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