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, 19 June 2021

Joe Strummer & The Latino Rockabilly War Band Milton Keynes Bowl 18th June 1988


I meant to post this yesterday on its birthday... never mind eh?

The Amnesty Festival of Youth, a strange title to adopt... when you cast your eye over the line up. But what a weekend it was. Our first attempt to get to Milton Keynes was aborted when a mate's clapped out car clapped out about mid way between Burgess Hill and Milton Keynes, but get there we did all be it on the following day. 

The Class of '77 were well represented on the bill with The Stranglers and The Damned headlining on the Saturday and Sunday respectively, Mr Strummer played a set on each of the two days and Mr Jones and Mr Letts were present with their Big Audio Dynamite set up. Unfortunately, unlike at Joe's last gig at Acton Town Hall, there was to be no Mick Jones joining his old comrade on stage to rattle off a few Clash tunes (I guess feelings may have still been a little raw... this was only 5 years after Mick had been booted out of the band). But Clash songs there were and since I never saw The Clash I consider myself lucky to have seen Joe perform those songs, not once but twice.



01. Intro
02. Police On My Back
03. Her Sister’s Name
04. Junco Partner
05. Nothin’ ‘Bout  Nothin’
06. Love Kills
07. Police And Thieves
08. Love Of The Common People
09. Ubangi Stomp
10. Brand New Cadillac
11. London Calling
12. Armagideon Time
13. Trash City
14. I Fought The Law

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