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 16 January 2021

Kraftwerk Paradiso Amsterdam 16th January 2015


Six years ago today Kraftwerk commenced a residency at the iconic Paradiso in Amsterdam, where over the course of eight successive nights they would showcase each of their studio albums. Quite a feat! 

I think it is fair comment to say that when 'Autobahn' was released in November 1974 Kraftwerk still had one foot firmly planted in the experimental Krautrock scene that had a strong cult following. However, from the first slam of a car door on the 22 minute 47 second epic of the title track it was clear to the club DJs both in Europe and the US that Kraftwerk were coursing a uniquely different musical voyage of discovery.

So here is where it all began for Kraftwerk as most know them... Autobahn, the sound of the new Germany!



01. Intro
02. Autobahn
03. Kometenmelodie 1
04. Kometenmelodie 2
05. Mitternacht
06. Morgenspaziergang
07. Intermission
08. News
09. Geiger Counter
10. Radio Activity
11. Spacelab
12. The Model
13. Neon Lights
14. The Man Machine
15. Numbers
16. Computer World
17. It's More Fun To Compute - Home Computer
18. Computer Love
19. Tour De France 1983 - Tour De France 2003
20. Trans Europe Express
21. Metal On Metal
22. Abzug
23. [Encore Break]
24. The Robots
25. [Encore Break]
26. Planet Of Visions
27. Boing Boom Tschak - Techno Pop - Musique Non Stop

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