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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Monday, 25 May 2015

Grand Hall Kilmarnock 27th March 2015

To my mind this was the best show of the clutch of gigs that I did on the last tour and Chatts has done great justice to it by capturing it in such brilliant quality.

The gig was greatly enhanced by the venue itself. You can stick your generic O2 Academies up your arse, old libraries win out for me every time! On top of the venue, the band have to be complemented. All too often at the end of a long tour, bands are tired and distracted, no doubt having their minds on the home comforts that are now days away. not so on this night as the band were clearly enjoying the moment and that always comes through in the playing.

So thanks again to Chatts for permitting me to repost  this gem on Aural Sculptors. Thanks also goes to MeAnIe for the great artwork.



01 Intro-Longships-The Raven
02 Straighten Out
03 Grip
04 I've Been Wild
05 Four Horsemen
06 Relentless
07 Baroque Bordello
08 Golden Brown
09 Always The Sun
10 5 Minutes
11 Freedom Is Insane
12 Time To Die
13 Nice In Nice
14 Norfolk Coast
15 I Feel Like A Wog
16 Skin Deep
17 Dead Ringer
18 Time Was Once On My Side
19 Duchess
20 Lost Control
21 Curfew
22 Down In The Sewer
23 Encore-Peaches
24 Walk On By
25 No More Heroes

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks - I was there that night, cracking gig! Can I make a request? I'd quite like to hear the Shepherds Bush gig from 1995. I did both Barrowlands gigs from the About Time tour, great gigs the both of them.