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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Monday 27 April 2020

20 From '77(15) Adam and the Antz Home Demos 1977

Here are the Ants or rather Adam with some 1977 made demos of early material, some of which would see the light of day on an official releases and some of which would only do the rounds on highly sought after bootleg releases of the pre-contracted band.

Early doors, the Antz were managed by Sex and Seditionaries stalwart Jordan with whom Adam also appeared in their film debuts in Derek Jarman's 'Jubilee'. From fetish obsessive to pantomime Dick Whittington via the Reservation the career of the Ants short but intense.

The early Ants with manager Jordan

To my mind the band's output in the period of 1977 to 1979 was the best that they did and certainly some of the most original material of any bands of the era.

Adam Ant in 1977

01. Young Parisians
02. Ohh That Max
03. Lady
04. DA DA (AKA Rubbish)
05. Sally Is A Brat
06. Cleopatra
07. Physical
08. Xerox
09. Back To Cindy
10. Sex Rumples The Clothing
11. Song For Ruth Ellis
12. Bathroom Function
13. Toulouse Lautrec (Get On Your Knees)

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