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, 17 October 2015

Adam And The Antz Cineteatro Milan 17th October 1978

We were coming back in the van from Milan and I saw God right there
Adam Ant in Milan October 1978

37 years ago the original Antz were doing a dates in Italy comprising two nights in Milan and two nights in Rome. At this point the band were a million miles from the Royal Variety friendly incarnation that Adam and the Ants went onto become. In 1978, the band were hooked on themes of fetishism (which would not look good in front of the Princess Royal!). 

The songs that they performed in Milan predated any releases (with the exception of Deutscher Girls and Plastic Surgery from Derek Jarman's weird punk film 'Jubilee' and the 'Young Parisians' single).

As good as 'Dirk Wears White Sox' is it is this material (that has surfaced on various demo bootlegs) represents the best of the Antz.

01. Nietzsche Baby
02. Deutscher Girls
03. Whip In My Valise
04. B-Side Baby
05. Friends
06. Juanito the Bandito
07. Zerøx
08. It Doesn't Matter
09. Song for Ruth Ellis
10. Catholic Day
11. Lady
12. Puerto Rican
13. Red Scab
14. Beat my Guest
15. Fall In
16. Plastic Surgery
17. Hampstead
18. Fat Fun
19. Send a Letter to Jordan

1 comment:

  1. Ta Adrian! For those who would like to see Jubilee, it's here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.