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 email@example.com.
Sunday, 21 April 2019
The Specials Gino Stockholm 2nd March 1995
The Specials were back in 1995 with a band centered around a core of Neville, Horace and Roddy. I saw them at The Mean Fiddler in North London at the time. As I recall vocal duties were shared between Neville and Roddy. Whilst it was great to hear the early songs again and see those musicians performing together again, the project lacked an edge and Today's Specials were largely ignored and soon became yesterday's news.
01. Guns Of Navarone
02. (Dawning of A) New Era
03. Rat Race
04. It's Up to You
05. Man at C & A
06. Pressure Drop
07. Message to You Rudy
08. Too Much Too Young
09. Concrete Jungle
11. Monkey Man
12. Nite Klub
13. Ghost Town