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.
Sunday, 3 February 2019
The Specials 100 Club London 1st February 2019
It has been a long time coming and much discussed but here is The Specials at London's 100 Club. I only got the album on Friday, so right now the jury is out. For sure it is different and reasonably so it should be...... what does a rewriting of The Specials achieve? I will no doubt share my thoughts in the coming days.
In the meantime here are the band from Friday's performance in London. I would be interested in your thoughts.
02. Vote For Me
03. Do Nothing
05. Man At C & A
06. Black Skin Blue Eyed Boy
08. Ten Commandments
09. Rat Race
10. Embarrassed By You
11. Breaking Point
12. A Message To You
13. Blam Blam Fever
14. Nite Klub
15. Monkey Man
16. Ghost Town