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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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Hugh Cornwell Interviewed on Northsound Radio 16th February 1985

Here is a radio interview with Hugh conducted by a young Nicky Campbell who was then working for Northsound Radio. Since that particular radio station broadcast out of Aberdeen an educated guess for the exact date for the interview would be 16th February 1985 when the band were in town for a date at the Capitol Theatre at the close of the first week of the Aural Sculpture tour. The broadcast was on 23rd February.

Hugh talks about the Rainbow 'Fuck' shirt ban, Nice, intra-band relationships and of course the then new album 'Aural Sculpture'. I did not realise that the band had attempted to bring in Marvin Gaye to produce it just weeks before his untimely demise.

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