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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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Kraftwerk Paradiso Amsterdam 21st January 2015


So here to my ear and in my personal opinion only is Kraftwerk's weakest album. Tensions existed within the Kraftwerk organisation at this point in time. Karl Bartos cited Ralf and Florian's perfectionist approach to music making as a reason for his departure. Whether this perfectionism was responsible for the near 5 year band hiatus between 'Computer World' and 'Electric Cafe' or whether it was due to the cycling obsession is known only to them, but this career break, if such it was, came at a crucial time. Instead of leading the early '80's synth brigade to bigger and brighter things, they were somewhat left in their slipstream as those bands took their ideas and ran with them. It took Kraftwerk many years to recover I think.



02.Electric Cafe
03.The Telephone Call
04.House Phone
05.Sex Object
09.Geiger Counter
12.The Model
13.The Man-Machine
15.Computer World
16.Home Computer
17.Computer Love
19.Tour De France 1983
21.Tour De France Étape 1
23.Tour De France Étape 2
24.Trans-Europe Express
26.Metal On Metal
27.[encore break]
28.The Robots
29.[encore break]
30.Elektro Kardiogramm
31.Boing Boom Tschak
32.Techno Pop
33.Musique Non Stop

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