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 adrianandrews1@sky.com.


Saturday, 7 April 2018

The Damned CBGBs New York 7th April 1977


Once again The Damned led the way by being the first of the British punk bands to play the States. Here they are in the toilet that was CBGBs on this day back in 1977.

FLAC: https://we.tl/ClOPhiODBA

Artwork: https://we.tl/fAYzq13r92

Set 1:

01. I Feel Alright
02. Sick Of Being Sick
03. See Her Tonight
04. Fan Club
05. I Fall
06. Feel The Pain
07. Neat Neat Neat
08. Help
09. New Rose
10. So Messed Up!

Set 2:

11. I Feel Alright
12. Born To Kill
13. Fan Club
14. Intermission (Broken Amp)
15. Anarchy In The U.K - Part
16. Neat Neat Neat
17. Stretcher Case Baby
18. Help
19. New Rose
20. Stab Yor Back
21. So Messed Up!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Picture Disc Interviews - Bootleg Album No. 12



 Here's another of the wonderful Rat Zone conversions of old vinyl bootlegs. I remember buting this back in the day. There were loads of them being produced at the time. Never of the greatest quality they do remain interesting of contemporary documents of the band's thoughts at the time.

FLAC: https://we.tl/HmmJojenbz



Sunday, 18 March 2018

St Georges Hall Bradford 19th March 1987


'Dreamtime' Tour second leg.

FLAC: https://we.tl/bt0DYSHMio

Artwork: https://we.tl/s75nztGtCo

 01. No More Heroes
02. Was It You?
03. Down In The Sewer
04. Nice In Nice
05. Punch And Judy
06. Souls
07. Always The Sun
08. Strange Little Girl
09. Golden Brown
10. Northwinds
11. Big In America

01. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
02. Who Wants The World?
03. Grip
04. Bring On The Nubiles
05. Shakin’ Like A Leaf
06. Uptown
07. Tank
08. Toiler On The Sea
09. Nuclear Device
10. Five Minutes
11. Duchess
12. London Lady

Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Creatures Palacisalfa Rome 17th March 1999


An anniversary gig from Siouxsie and Budgie as broadcast on Italian Radio (RAI Radio 2). This was on the European part of the 'Anima Animus' tour.



FLAC: https://we.tl/JZlnOJQ8uf

Artwork: https://we.tl/3P0PiYBMrj

01. Turn It On
02. Take Mine
03. Pinned Down
04. Guillotine
05. Another Planet
06. Miss The Girl
07. Say
08. 2nd Floor


Sunday, 4 March 2018

20 From '86 (9) Attila The Stockbroker The Basement Brighton 11th January 1986


This was my second time of seeing Attila The Stockbroker, the first being in the Autumn of 1985 at the Zap Club (also in Brighton) when he stepped in for The Neurotics who had pulled out (no pun intended) after Steve Drewett had undergone a wisdom tooth extraction.

In early January 1986 all of these Harlow minstrels descended on Brighton once again.

Armed with an early dictaphone (!) I recorded Attila's set. As you can imagine the sound is not pristine but it is listenable and it does capture early-ish Attila.

FLAC: https://we.tl/8h5oUeBWFq

01. Radio Rap
02. Every Time I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think Of You
03. The Livingstone Rap
04. Short Sharp Shock Identity Card Mergermania
05. Spew Up On A Saracen
06. Vomit On A Viking
07. Stick A Pin In A Finn
08. Russians In The D.H.S.S.
09. Russians In McDonalds
10. Rain/Bedtime/River Poem
11. A Bang And A Wimpy
12. My Wardrobe Is Like A Garden
13. Andi Is A Corporatist
14. Airstrip One

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion 2nd March 1985


Aural Sculpture in Somerset.

FLAC: https://we.tl/CZdkf1nK1P

01. Something Better Change
02. Nuclear Device
03. Uptown
04. Dead Ringer
05. No Mercy
06. Souls
07. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
08. Let Me Down Easy
09. Midnight Summer Dream
10. European Female
11. Golden Brown
12. Strange Little Girl
13. Peaches
14. Death & Night & Blood
15. Threatened
16. Punch & Judy
17. Hanging Around

01. I Feel Like A Wog
02. Down In The Sewer
03. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
04. Toiler On The Sea

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

La Mutualite Paris 28th February 1983


Here's one to the night. The Stranglers in Paris. This one is notable for featuring a taste of the Feline tour's rather eccentric support act, Nik Malham.

FLAC: https://we.tl/E9dnYJvn9U

Artwork: https://we.tl/0f9u5wx7TR

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