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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 9 February 2018
The Skids The Venue London 10th February 1981
The Skids seem to be the band of the moment and, based on my experience of them last year in Cambridge, rightly so. Ever popular among The Stranglers contingent here is a nice little radio broadcast from February 1981 that was staged by London's Capital Radio. A search on the net indicates that this was Stuart Adamson's last ggi with the band.
02. Dulce Et Decorum Est
03. Grey Parade
05. Filming Africa (Intro) / An Incident In Algiers
06. A Woman In Winter
08. Working For The Yankee Dollar
09. The Psalm
10. Of One Skin
11. Melancholy Soldiers
12. Circus Games