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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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

20 From '86 (6) Pete Shelley (Zip) Finsbury Park London 27th July 1986

Here's a support slot when Pete Shelley played with his then band Zip played on the Sunday of The Damned's '10th Anniversary Tea Party'. sadly I missed this date as I went on the Saturday and the mid '80's were not a time when I was in a position to travel up to London to see a band twice in two days.

That year Pete released an album by the name of 'Heaven and the Sea' which although obviously very much of its time is, in my opinion, a great album some of the tracks from which appear in the set below.



01.Telephone Operator
02.On Your Own
03.You Know Better Than I Know
04.Qu'est-Ce Que C'Est Que Ca
05.Waiting For Love
06.Blue Eyes
08.Homosapien (Part 1, fades-out)
09.Homosapien (Part 2, fades-in)
10.Something's Gone Wrong Again

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