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, 23 February 2019

Abergavenny Music Festival Bailey Park 21st August 2005

Well, this morning's Stranglers offering was to be their gig at Durham University on 23rd February 1981. However, on playback, the quality is so poor that it really wasn't worth it. So instead I give you a festival set from Welsh Wales from 2005.

MP3 (as received):

01. Waltzinblack (Intro)
02. Norfolk Coast
03. Skin Deep
04. Big Thing Coming
05. Peaches
06. All Day & All Of The Night
07. Always The Sun
08. Long Black Veil
09. Golden Brown
10. Nuclear Device
11. Summat Outanowt
12. Walk On By
13. Duchess
14. Lost Control
15. Who Wants The World?
16. I’ve Been Wild
17. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
18. Tank
19. 5 Minutes
20. No More Heroes
21. Meninblack (Outro)

1 comment:

  1. This was my first big-name gig. 14 years old at the time. Thanks for sharing!