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 18 July 2015

Echobelly The Zap Club Brighton 5th September 1995

Here's a short but sweet set from the time when Brit Pop ruled the word for a few months. Recorded as part of the 'Brighton Rocks' Festival hosted by BBC Radio 1 in September 1995, other bands from the scene also played, notably Elastica and Menswear.

The Zap Club was a great little venue tucked into the arches under the promenade of Brighton sea front.

This one is especially for Nick and Graham who earlier this week, upon discovering that they were both going to see the band in October, manhugged with such gusto that it nearly brought a tear to the eye!



01. Intro (Steve Lamacq)
02. Today Tomorrow Sometime Never
03. Close .... But
04. Insomniac
05. I Can’t Imagine The World Without Me
06. Cold Feet Warm Heart

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