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.
Saturday, 25 April 2020
20 From '77(13) Blondie Paradiso Amsterdam 17th November 1977
Great radio broadcast of a classic early Blondie set. Everything that the band did between 1977 and 1979 was classy. Blondie can boast some of the best songs of the decade with appeal across the multitude of boundaries that existed within youth culture in those years. With 'Parallel Lines' and 'Eat To The Beat' the band reached a pinnacle in quality, but have a listen to 'Blondie' and 'Plastic Letters' and you will hear a very accomplished pop band right from the start.
01. Detroit 442
02. A Shark In Jets Clothing
03. In The Sun
04. Little Girl Lies
06. (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear
08. Look Good In Blue
09. Man Overboard
10. Rifle Range
11. In The Flesh
12. Cautious Lip
13. I'm On E
14. Love At The Pier
15. Contact In A Red Square
16. I Didn't Have To Nerve To Say No
17. Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
19. Rip Her To Shreads
20. Youth Napped A Sniper