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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Sunday 24 April 2016

The Spizzles The Paris Theatre London 4th March 1981

Here's a short radio broadcast from The Spizzles in 1981. Spizz in the incarnation of Spizz Oil supported the band on 16th September 1978 at the infamous Battersea Park gig.

Of that performance, NME had this to say:

'A couple of loons called Spizz Oil followed, and played a few numbers so disastrous that, had they sacrificed the novelty of their one guitar/one vocal line-up for an entire band, their plastic crash helmets might well have been indispensable.

‘Better than Sonny and Cher any day’, claimed DJ Pete Drummond. That much I’ll go along with'.

Spizz is still performing, once again under the name of Spizzenergi.


01. Downtown
02. Brain Washing Time
03. Scared
04. Five Year Mission
05. Dangers Of Living
06. When I Get Home From Work
07. Clocks Are Big Machines Are Heavy
08. Where's Captain Kirk?
09. Soldier Soldier

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