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 15 November 2020

Killing Joke Trafalgar Square London 26th October 1980


'Where did all these people come from' ponders Youth
Killing Joke in Trafalgar Square
26th October 1980

Killing Joke, The Pop Group and a handful of other political bands played a CND march and mass rally. I understand that technical problems hampered Killing Joke's set and the largely older, liberal, er... hippy crowd were left rather bemused by these upstart bands facing them from the stage.

01. Tune Up
02. Psyche
03. Wardance
04. Change
05. Tomorrow's World
06. Requiem
07. Unknown (The Pop Group)

The Pop Group in Trafalgar Square
26th October 1980

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