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, 31 July 2016

Chelsea Haus Der Jugend Dusseldorf 23rd July 2016

In a continuation of the 'In Support' theme, here's a very recent, and very good, recording of Chelsea, one of many first wave of UK punk bands marking their fortieth anniversary this year. In those forty years Gene has played with almost everybody..... but on 21st November 1976 they were to be found on the same stage as The Stranglers in The Nashville Rooms in West Kensington.

Sincere thanks to the original taper for sharing this one with me!



01. S.A.D.
02. 12 Men
03. Come On
04. How Do You Know?
05. I’m On Fire
06. The Loner
07. No Flowers
08. Johnny Has No Respect
09. War Across The Nation
10. No Admission
11. Urban Kids
12. This Is Now
13. We Don’t Believe You
14. Evacuate
15. No One’s Coming Outside
16. Last Drink
17. Right To Work

1 comment:

  1. Cheers for this. Cracking stuff,Chelsea are like a wine, get better with age