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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Oxegen Festival 13th July 2008


Okay, here's a gig from nine years ago, a short but great quality (soundboard) recording of the band at the Oxegen Festival in Ireland.

FLAC: https://we.tl/LvkrEkzTFF

01. Always The Sun
02. Peaches
03. Strange Little Girl
04. Golden Brown
05. Walk On By
06. All Day And All Of The Night
07. Something Better Change
08. Duchess
09. No More Heroes

Eastfield Victoria Inn Derby 13th August 2004


Here's an anniversary gig from Eastfield. This would have been around the time when my mate Chris was playing drums with them.

FLAC: https://we.tl/hR5uYHzyCO

01. Mannion
02. Fare Dodging
03. Broad Street Trash
04. Aspartame
05. Drive On Henry
06. Vic Bury
07. Revolution
08. Swayze
09. Pepper
10. Beast Of Bratislava
11. 47002
12. Henry Jackson
13. Bevland

Sunday, 6 August 2017

David Bowie Milton Keynes Bowl 5th August 1990


Here's another anniversary gig (well almost) from the late, great David Bowie. This was taken from his 1990 'Sound & Vision' tour. If I recall correctly this was the tour where he came up with the idea of the fans voting for what songs appeared in the tour set. 'The Laughing Gnome' was the runaway winner, but this was too much for Dave and the song never made it into the set!

Without Bowie and his undoubted musical genius, 90% of the bands who appear on these pages just would not exist.

FLAC: https://we.tl/S7xzUjkZIv

Artwork: https://we.tl/VIxaPBpxct

01. Intro
02. Space Oddity
03. Rebel Rebel
04. Ashes To Ashes
05. Fashion
06. Life On Mars
07. Blue Jean
08. Let's Dance
09. Stay
10. Ziggy Stardust
11. Station To Station

01. Station To Station (Continued)
02. Young Americans
03. China Girl
04. Suffragette City
05. Fame
06. Heroes
07. Jean Genie/Gloria
08. White Light/White Heat
09. Modern Love