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, 1 July 2017
20 From '84 (9) The Damned Nostell Priory Festival 24th August 1984
This was something of a watershed gig for our old friends, The Damned. It was the first gig without the good Captain at the wheel. Sir Sensible had abandoned ship, with the GLC benefit gig in Brockwell Park three weeks earlier being his last. The pressures of his unexpected successful solo career had mounted to the extent that the required commitment to The Damned was no longer possible. Roman Jugg stepped out from behind the keyboards to take up the vacant guitarist position.
1984 was certainly a tumultuous year in what had been a tumultuous carer to date for The Damned, however as yet unbeknown to the band, they would within the next 18 months achieve commercial success, the likes of which they had not seen up to then or indeed since.
MP3 (as received): https://we.tl/Q2W9AFGt3o
01. Love Song
03. Disco Man
04. Wait For The Blackout
05. Stranger On The Town
06. Born To Kill
07. Do The Blitz
09. Limit Club
10. Melody Lee
11. Neat Neat Neat
12. Looking At You
13. Smash It Up
14. Noise Noise Noise
15. New Rose
16. We Love You
17. Love Song
18. Thanks For The Night
19. Pretty Vacant