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

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Bordeaux France (Venue Unknown) 16th November 1979

The 1979 offering, is in my opinion, the best available set from The Raven tour. The Raven is considered by many as the best work that the Stranglers have produced in their long career. It terms of output, 1979 was certainly their most prolific year with the band putting out The Raven and both JJ and Hugh releasing very avant garde,  extra curricular albums, Euroman Cometh and Nosferatu respectively.

From the Raven on, the bands music became darker and more experimental as the band became more involved with a variety of substances.

  1. Five Minutes
  2. Shah Shah A Go Go
  3. Ice
  4. Down In The Sewer
  5. Hanging Around
  6. The Raven
  7. Dead Loss Angeles
  8. Threatened
  9. Baroque Bordello
  10. Curfew
  11. Tank
  12. Burning Up Time/Bring On The Nubiles
  13. Nuclear Device
  14. Genetix
  15. Duchess
  16. Toiler On The Sea

Full artwork here:


  1. Please upload again please it was one of my first concert !

  2. Hi Laurent, new link now added. Thanks for the scans!

  3. Thanks Adrian for the new link you posted here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  4. PS: Ravenites will want to rush and get this one - listening now, and it's outstanding quality! Un tout grand merci a notre hote si genereux! Dave Sez.