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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Wednesday 25 November 2015

The Models John Peel Session 4th July 1977

There's something for you that is very short but sweet. The models took one part of the punk ethic to heart..... make your mark and don't overstay your welcome. They made but one single, 'Freeze' in 1977, but what a single it was.

Here's the Peel session they did for Uncle John in July of that year.

Of the line up two of these guys went on to greater success with the 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier' incarnation of The Ants.

Cliff Fox (Guitar, Lead Vocals)
Marco (Lead Guitar)
Mick Allen (Bass, Vocals)
Terry Day (Drums)


01. Man Of The Year
02. Censorship
03. Brainwash
04. Freeze

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