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.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Whatever happened to... all the sessions?

 Here's one to ponder. With new product to promote, why have there been no radio sessions? Clearly the 1970's feuding with BBC over past misdemeanors is a distant aspect of the band's history. JJ in particular has been interviewed on numerous occasions which is great, but it is all talk and no music.

The Damned on the other hand have been well catered for by BBC 6 Music with a session to promote the 'Evil Spirits' album and a Christmas gig no less.

You've got to love a radio session as it is by no means unusual for a session track to be superior to the version that the band spent weeks creating in a plush studio.

I may write to 'Points of View'!


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