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.
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
20 From '82 (7) The Clash Sun Plaza Hall Tokyo 1 February, 1982
Here is a much circulated recording from The Clash on tour in Japan in February 1982. Originally circulating as the 'White Riot' bootleg LP in the 1980's, this version has been cleaned up and sounds pretty good to my ears. I do not subscribe to 'the only band that mattered' philosophy that surrounds The Clash. But I will admit that they were a great bang among many. Cheers to Dom P!
01. London Calling
02. Safe European Home
03. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
04. Brand New Cadillac
05. Charlie Don't Surf
07. This Is Radio Clash
08. Armagideon Time
09. Jimmy Jazz
10 Tommy Gun
11. Fujiyama Mama (Pearl Harbour introduced by Topper)
12. Police On My Back
13. White Riot