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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Monday, 12 September 2022

Up All Night With The Stranglers - New Musical Express 27th October 1979

Whilst scanning some old copies of NME I was interested to read the piece reproduced below. On one hand this is all about the forthcoming release of the Christmas E.P. but perhaps more interesting is the parallel announcement of plans for the band hosting a Stranglers' related all-nighter to be hosted in London over the Christmas period. Rumoured support was Devo (Mark Mothersbaugh had recently collaborated with Hugh and Robert Williams on the 'Nosferatu' album).

Clearly, the event did not materialise but does anyone on here have anymore information about these plans and their fate?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. The Fall article was of interest too. I went to the Stockport show. The venue to be set in the article was Stockport College.