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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Monday, 31 August 2015

TV Smith's Cheap The Square Harlow 1989


Here's one from TV Smith's Cheap..... a hugely underrated and much missed combo. They were a band railing against music mediocrity at a time when the British music scene was perhaps at its lowest ebb. Stock, Aitken and Waterman ruled the airwaves and guitars were definitely not the flavour of the month. Just a rubbish time which Cheap lightened a little when they played!

Here they are at a relatively early gig at The Square in Harlow.

FLAC: http://we.tl/7THC8KN54a

01. Third Term
02. The Newshound
03. My String Will Snap
04. Free World
05. Luxury In Exile
06. Silicon Valley Holiday
07. Ghosts
08. Ready For The Axe To Drop
09. Buried By The Machine
10. Lies

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