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.

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Friday, 22 May 2020

20 From '82(2) Kim Wilde Colston Hall Bristol 5th October 1982

Ha Ha! Here's a test, who will download this one.... Steve Chattaway would, but I think he already has it! As mentioned earlier I saw her on this tour at the Dome in Brighton three weeks after this opening gig in Bristol. It was my third gig and as I recall was good. Hey, I was 13 years old and standing at the front of the stage not six feet away from Kim Wilde who was in a sweaty camisole top at the time!

As I also said, her record label at the time, RAK, did all that they could in an attempt to mould her and the band into a British Blondie, a tall order and a rather unfair pressure to place on the shoulders of a 21 year old new comer perhaps.

Parallel lines by chance?



01. Intro
02. Chequered Love
03. Water On Glass
04. Tuning In Tuning On
05. Our Town
06. Everything We Know
07. Take Me Tonight
08. Words Fell Down
09. Just A Feeling
10. When The Boys Are Happy
11. View From A Bridge (Tape cuts end added fade out)
12. Child Come Away
13. Watching For Shapes
14. You'll Never Be So Wrong
15. Boys
16. 2-6-5-8-0
17. Falling Over
18. Cambodia
19. Kids In America (Tape cuts end added fade out)

The gig was a success judging from this in depth local review!

1 comment:

  1. The correct date for the show is 26th October '82 & it's London Dominion Theatre, not Bristol.