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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 1 May 2016
The Damned Bristol Locano 17th June 1979
With a apologies to The Stranglers, here's a somewhat better gig from Bristol. With the Stooges on speed sound left behind them by the summer of 1979 The Damned were back with one of the finest punk alum's ever recorded, 'Machine Gun Etiquette'. This tour also saw them teamed up with The Ruts - not a bad paring for £1.75 in my eyes!
Thanks to Scott for this one.https://we.tl/xUmfrbpDSK
MP3 (as received): https://we.tl/xUmfrbpDSK
02. Jet Boy Jet Girl
03. Teenage Dream
04. Stretcher Case
05. Ballroom Blitz
06. Second Time Around
09. Born To Kill
10. 'Rat Abuse'
11. Looking At You
12. Melody Lee
13. I Hate The Clash
14. New Rose
17. Noise Noise Noise