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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Sunday, 17 May 2020

20 From '77(20) Chelsea John Peel Session 21st June 1977

Now here's a bad with a bit of history. Chelsea were one of the bands there at the dawn of '77 punk. A band whose first line up fractured to give rise to another name band of the time.... Generation X. Chelsea are a very good band actually and still periodically playing today. Here's the session that they did for John Peel back in the Summer of 1977.

On drums for this session was Carey Fortune, one time Stranglers' roadie.

For the best of Chelsea, I would urge you to sniff out their 1982 album 'Evacuate'.


01. No Admission
02. High Rise Living
03. Right To Work
04. Pretty Vacant
05. Blind Date

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