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, 14 January 2018

The Vapors New York 1980

Here's a short US radio broadcast that captures the band live from New York when the band were riding high.


01. Somehow
02. Prisoners
03. Bunkers
04. News At Ten
05. Intermission
06. Waiting for the Weekend
07. Spring Collection
08. Turning Japanese

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Hugh Cornwell Vanguard Newtown Sydney 6th January 2006

Finding anniversary gigs for the month of January is often a tall order as post-Christmas fund deficits, crap weather, not to mention planned engineering works all serve to thin out paying audiences. In this climate it seems that musicians take the month off too. That is unless you can haul your arse off to Australia as Hugh did in 2006.

Here he is doing his solo thing around the time of 'Beyond Elysian Fields'.


01. Intro
02. Duchess
03. Beauty On The Beach
04. Nice & Sleazy
05. Picked Up By The Wind
06. Hanging Around
07. Tuning
08. Cadiz
09. Always The Sun
10. Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
11. All Quiet On The Eastern Front
12. Break Of Dawn
13. Hot Cat On A Tin Roof
14. No More Heroes

01. Henry Moore
02. Strange Little Girl
03. Nerves Of Steel
04. Midnight Summer Night Dream
05. Decadence
06. Shakin' Like A Leaf
07. The Story Harry Power
08. Tramp
09. The Story Of He & She
10. Straighten Out
11. 24/7
12. Golden Brown
13. Encore Break
14. Peaches
15. Do Right Bayou
16. Goodbye Toulouse

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

La Cigale Paris 25th November 2017 - WONKY 6!!!!

So, here it is, Father Christmas, in the form of Chatts99, brings you this piece of recent history, for indeed it is a piece of history for the band in that it features 'Don't Bring Harry' played outside of an acoustic set. Not only that, Ladies and Gentlemen, it has extracts of the French version of N'Emmenes Pas Harry.... Happy days indeed!

A good time was had by all. See you in March!

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Thanks to both Chatts and MeAnIe....... happy to get this one out! Cheers!