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

Stages/Metro Chicago 23rd November 1980

1980 is upon us and the horizon continues to darken for the Stranglers as the first tracks that will eventually appear on their strangest (but strangely brilliant album for all that), ‘The Gospel According to the Men In Black’. The band look to breaking America with an extensive, but ultimately ill-fated, stateside tour (the band’s uninsured equipment is stolen after an appearance at the Ritz Club in New York).


  1. Shah Shah A-Go-Go
  2. Toiler On The Sea
  3. I Feel Like A Wog
  4. Bring On The Nubiles
  5. Hanging Around
  6. Down In The Sewer
  7. Who Wants The World
  8. 5 Minutes
  9. Just Like Nothing On Earth
  10. Duchess
  11. Tank
  12. Nuclear Device
  13. Genetix
  14. Threatened
  15. The Raven
  16. Four Horsemen
  17. Dead Loss Angeles

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1 comment:

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