In true Stranglers' fashion the band have come through one of their worst periods of their long career (and things don't get much worse than losing a founder member of the band to COVID-19) with their heads held high and their reputation as one of Britain's finest and most enduring bands intact. 'Dark Matters' topped the magazine's Festive 50 as the best album of 2021. If I believed in the afterlife it would be nice to think that Dave Greenfield would raise a glass of whatever's on the optics up there to acknowledge a job well done!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.