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.

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Saturday 27 September 2014

Canterbury Odeon 25th September 1977

37 years ago this week The Stranglers rolled into this quiet corner of Kent on the 'No More Heroes' tour. Sadly, this is only a partial set (the intro to London Lady is the last thing to be heard before the tape cuts) but what was captured is the band in fine punk form. The playing is brutal, characterised by an aggression that probably peaked for the band a little later in 1978.



01. Ugly
02. Straighten Out
03. Bring On The Nubiles
04. Sometimes
05. Dagenham Dave
06. Dead Ringer
07. Hanging Around
08. Something Better Change
09. Bitching
10. I Feel Like A Wog
11. Five Minutes
12. Burning Up Time

P.S. Here's details of the full set played on the night (thanks to SmallPaul on the B.U.T Forum)

Straighten Out
Bring On The Nubiles
Dagenham Dave
Dead Ringer
Hanging Around
Something Better Change
I Feel Like A Wog
5 Minutes
Burning Up Time
London Lady
No More Heroes
Down In The Sewer

1 comment:

  1. 'Somebody thinks we want chairs on the stage' says Hugh C cue flying cinema seats. Saw JJB fight bikers outside after the shoe. Going to gigs a lot less polite then..