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, 30 October 2016

The Cure Melkweg Amsterdam 12th December 1979

Last week my daughter Ramona was able to cross another thing of her 'bucket list'. This is a bucket list that she wrote at the age of 12, figuring I suppose that the earlier you think about these things the longer you have to realise them! Anyway seeing The Cure featured on the list.

During last week's half term holiday we travelled to Munich to see Bob and the boys play at the enormous Olympiahalle in the city and to spend some time visiting the Dachau concentration camp memorial site. I know how to show a girl a good time!

In the event, both activities were very rewarding for very different reasons.

Mo at Dachau
24th October 2016

Anyway, here's an excellent early recording to mark the occasion from way back in '79.


Artwork: included in the download file.

01. Seventeen seconds
02. Accuracy
03. M
04. 10.15 Saturday night
05. Play for today
06. In your house
07. Fire in Cairo
08. A forest
09. Three imaginary boys
10. Another journey by train
11. Jumping someone else's train
12. Killing an Arab
13. Subway song
14. Grinding halt
15. Boys don't cry
16. A forest

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