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

Sunday, 22 March 2015

10 From '87 (8) Newcastle Polytechnic 21st March 1987

From the second 'Dreamtime' leg, here's the band in Newcastle.



01. Introduction
02. No More Heroes
03. Was It You?
04. Down In The Sewer
05. Nice In Nice
06. Punch & Judy
07. Souls
08. Always The Sun
09. Strange Little Girl
10. Golden Brown
11. North Winds
12. Nice 'N' Sleazy
13. Who Wants The World
14. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Shakin' Like A Leaf
17. Uptown
18. Tank
19. Toiler On The Sea
20. Spain
21. Hanging Around
22. London Lady

Adam and the Ants Electric Ballroom 29th September 1979

Adam Ant has recently announced that he is taking his 'Dirk Wears White Sox' gigs outside of the capital for the first time since redoing that brilliant debut album. I had a ticket for the first gig at the Hammersmith Apollo (or whatever the hell it is named now) but as this collided with the Wonky Bus dates I forfeited the gig and it wasn't until last year that I saw him do it in Islington. That gig was brilliant, but here is a 'Dirk' set from the first time. Not brilliant quality, but I would have given my right arm to have been there!



01. Cartrouble (Part 1)
02. Cartrouble (Part 2)
03. Day I Met God
04. Animals & Men
05. Nine Plan Failed
06. Family Of Noise
07. The Idea
08. Never Trust A Man
09. Catholic Day
10. Physical
11. Digital Tenderness
12. Cleopatra
13. Zerox
14. Tabletalk
15. Juanito The Bandito
16. It Doesn't Matter

New Musical Express 8th November 1980

A short piece reporting the uninsured equipment mishap in New York..... 'Whatcha mean 'There's no paperwork!'

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Chipping Norton Studios 1991 The Demos

Here's a reposted demos collection from 1991, tracks that eventually formed the 'In The Night' album. I must thank Eric2Vini for permission to post his excellent work on this site from time to time.



01. Heaven Or Hell
02. Wet Afternoon
03. So Uncool
04. Brainbox (Mix 1)
05. My Time Will Come
06. Time To Die
07. Be Seeing You
08. Brainbox (Mix 2)
09. Southern Mountains (Instrumental)
10. What Makes The World Go Round (Lost Days) (Instrumental)
11. Goodbye Mister Big (Instrumental)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

NEW LINK Stiff Little Fingers The Assembly Leamington Spa 27th March 2012

New activated link added here.

Spectrum Montreal Quebec 9th April 1983

Here is a newly circulated (to the best of my knowledge) recording that has surfaced from the North American leg of the mammoth Feline tour. Many thanks to the original Dime uploader (boyerlaurier) to putting this up. This being a gig in French speaking territory 'La Folie' made a welcome return into the set.



01. Intro
02. Nuclear Device
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Ships That Pass In The Night
05. It's A Small World
06. Just Like Nothing On Earth
07. No More Heroes
08. Who Wants The World?
09. Never Say Goodbye
10. Baroque Bordello
11. Golden Brown
12. Princess Of The Street
13. Midnight Summer Dream
14. European Female
15. Tramp
16. The Raven
17. Duchess
18. London Lady
19. La Folie

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Siouxsie and the Banshees Mark Radcliffe Radio Session 1994

Here's a great session from the Banshees recorded shortly before the release of 1995's 'The Rapture' album.


01. Studio Chat
02. O Baby
03. The Double Life
04. Studio Chat
05. Falling Down
06. B Side Ourselves