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.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
20 From '83 (10) The Stranglers Colston Hall Bristol 31st January 1983 (BBC West TV Broadcast - Audio Only)
This has cropped up on Youtube in recent days (I think it may be a re-edit of a DVD I did a couple of years ago, but there I could be wrong).
This is just another frustrating reminder of the pro-filmed footage that is, as I write this, degrading in regional TV studio basements, unloved and unviewed. What a waste.
The surviving members of The Clash have been very high profile recently promoting the lavish retrospective called 'Sound System' (which includes unseen footage). Whilst I do not want to compare the two bands, in interviews that I have read, they spoke much about safeguarding their legacy by dragging this material out of the vaults.
The Stranglers legacy surely warrants similar attention.
03. London Lady
04. Midnight Summer Dream
05. No More Heroes
06. Who Wants The World?