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

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A Less Than Favourable Review of Aural Sculpture

OK it came from the pages of bimonthly teen pop publication 'Smash Hits', who at the time were fawning over Nik Kershaw and Spandau Ballet, so not earth shattering for the band.......

Smash Hits
22nd November -5th December 1984

1 comment:

  1. Hardly surprising that Smash Hits went tits up....if I remember correclty, around this time they ran a 3 page piece about 'thank god a dirty, blah, blah...The Stranglers are back!' Smash Hits always was just a glossy Record Mirror anyway and ALWAYS high in the credibility ratings of course ;)