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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Adam and the Ants Electric Ballroom 29th September 1979
Adam Ant has recently announced that he is taking his 'Dirk Wears White Sox' gigs outside of the capital for the first time since redoing that brilliant debut album. I had a ticket for the first gig at the Hammersmith Apollo (or whatever the hell it is named now) but as this collided with the Wonky Bus dates I forfeited the gig and it wasn't until last year that I saw him do it in Islington. That gig was brilliant, but here is a 'Dirk' set from the first time. Not brilliant quality, but I would have given my right arm to have been there!
01. Cartrouble (Part 1)
02. Cartrouble (Part 2)
03. Day I Met God
04. Animals & Men
05. Nine Plan Failed
06. Family Of Noise
07. The Idea
08. Never Trust A Man
09. Catholic Day
11. Digital Tenderness
15. Juanito The Bandito
16. It Doesn't Matter