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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Monday, 22 April 2013

'Good Vibrations', Terry Hooley and the Extraordinary Belfast Punk Scene

This one is for the benefit of one Mully, official Belfast punk correspondent. I just caught this minor 5 minute article on that cornerstone of British art and culture 'The One Show'(!?).

Unfortunately, I don't think that this film will come anywhere near Bishops Stortford (it not being based upon a super hero or staring Tom Cruise!) so I'll have to settle for the DVD.

This clip features very short interviews with Terry Hooley himself, Billy Doherty of The Undertones and Brian Young of the rather splendidly named Rudi.

1 comment:

  1. You might be interested in this one if you like all that N Ireland punky stuff. It's a one hour doc on the Harp Bar :)