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 27 January 2019

Hugh Cornwell Cafe de Paris London 27th January 2005

Hugh Cornwell
Cafe de Paris, London
27th January 2005

It's difficult to locate anniversary gigs in the month of January, it seems that musicians go to ground after autumn tours, writing perhaps? Anyway, Hugh did venture out on this day 14 years ago to play a radio gig for Capital Gold. Here's the full broadcast in great quality!

01. Tank
02. Leave Me Alone
03. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
04. Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
05. Beauty On The Beach
06. Duchess
07. 24:7
08. Hanging Around
09. Under Her Spell
10. I Don’t Mind
11. No More Heroes
12. Golden Brown
13. Ola Cadiz
14. Nerves Of Steel
15. Goodbye Toulouse

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, great show, in excellent sound quality. Beyond Elysian Fields is my favorite Hugh's album, along with Hi-Fi. Some mistakes in the track list, though :
    1 DJ intro / 2 Tank / 3 Nice ‘N’ Sleazy / 4 Do Right Bayou / 5 Beauty On The Beach / 6 Duchess / 7 24:7 / 8 Hanging Around / 9 Under Her Spell / 10 Always The Sun / 11 I Don't Mind / 12 No More Heroes / 13 Golden Brown / 14 Cadiz / 15 Goodbye Toulouse