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.

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Sunday 19 July 2020

20 From '82(12) Stiff Little Fingers Reading University 26th October 1982

I don't think that many recordings from SLF's last tour from their first life were made. Here is what I assume to be a full set from Reading University. Happily, material from the new album, 'Now Then', is well represented in this set.

01. Love Of The Common People
02. Silver Lining
03. Falling Down
04. Two Guitars Clash
05. Is That What You Fought The War For?
06. Wait And See
07. The Only One
08. Gate 49
09. The Price Of Admission
10. Johnny Was
11. Bits Of Kids
12. Touch And Go
13. Listen
14. Roots, Rockers, Radicals And Reggae
15. Just Fade Away
16. Fly The Flag

1 comment:

  1. SLF, a band – like The Stranglers - I’ve been following since my youth. And, like The Stranglers, I’ve followed their musical evolution (and came to like their successive records) although I must admit that the first three-four albums have never been surpassed. Sounds familiar. Live they never failed. Sounds again familiar. Thanks for this rather album specific (‘Now Then’) setlist!