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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Sunday, 21 March 2021

Crass 'Rock On' Interview May 1981


In May 1981, Crass members Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud gave a rare (for them) interview for Tommy Vance's 'Rock On' radio show. Here they discuss the Crass in general and the ideas of their then new album 'Penis Envy'.

On this last post on the anarcho theme I will leave the closing words to them.

Over to Steve and Penny....


01. Tommy Vance Introduction
02. The Gasman Cometh
03. Interview Pt. 1
04. Poison In A Pretty Pill
05. Interview Pt. 2
06. Where Next Columbus?
07. Interview Pt. 3
08. Big A Little A
09. Interview Pt. 4
10. Bata Motel

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