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.


Sunday, 26 June 2022

Siouxsie & The Banshees Royal Albert Hall London 20th September 1988

 


Here's a great FM radio broadcast (presumably from BBC Radio 1's 'In Concert' series) of the Banshees playing at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall on their 1988 'Peek-A-Boo' tour.

The annoying thing about this gig is that Gunta (then girlfriend) offered me a ticket and for some reason I turned it down. At the time the company that she worked for had a box at RAH for hospitality purposes and every so often (i.e. when everyone else in the office had declined a ticket for a given concert), tickets would be offered to Gunta. She went and thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't until several years later that I got to see the Banshees.

Great sound on this one.

FLAC: https://we.tl/t-2yKKEcdwno

Artwork: https://we.tl/t-KDaABIZmB7

01. The Last Beat Of My Heart
02. The Killing Jar
03. Skin
04. Cities In Dust
05. Rawhead And Bloodybones
06. Peek-A-Boo
07. Spellbound
08. Hong Kong Garden

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