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, 6 January 2013

JJ and Baz Interview on PBS FM Radio Melbourne Broadcast 3rd January 2013

A bevy of antipodean blondes prepare to hit the town in search of a little down under action

Here is an edit of the recent radio station interview that JJ and Baz did as they passed through Melbourne on their recent Australian jaunt. The station appears to be dedicated to non-mainstream music with the Junkyard programme on which they appeared described as an 'artist focus' of an hour duration. This give the interviewees a little more opportunity to expand on topics of conversation that the usual run of the mill Heroes>chat>new single format adopted by many larger radio stations.

I would imagine that a station such as PBS FM to get would have to do some legwork to get bands on a tight touring schedule into the studio and thus having got them in they make the best use of the time available. Interviewer Michael Mulholland gave the two the time to talk around the subjects on the table. It was for this reason, as reported on the official site that both musicians enjoyed their time at PBS and the resulting interview, whilst covering much well trodden historical ground, does offer some additional insights into the mechanics of the band that are perhaps less well known. Of particular interest was the discussion of the intra-band relationships during the 'Suite XVI' sessions.

I have edited out the studio tracks to leave the discussion uninterrupted.



  1. Thanks for the post today Adrian

  2. Great interview, thanks Adrian. I was 'lucky enough' to witness the 'bevy of beauties' first hand at the Brissy show it was a surprise for Ms Harry I can tell you!