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, 4 August 2011

My Wilderness Years - MkII/MkIII

My opinions on the necessary changes in the bands line up are already well known to many and I do not intend to bore you with them here.

It is enough to say that from 1991 to 2006 my interest in what the current line-ups of the band were up to seriously waned to the extent where our paths only crossed on those rare occasions where The Stranglers shared the bill with some other band I intended to see.

Nevertheless, continue they did, and for some this was a great period in the band's long career. I respect that opinion and for my part I must acknowledge, that, but for the input of Paul, the band may well have unplugged many years ago. So cheers Paul Roberts.

It is for this reason that whilst I will upload as much stuff as I can from this period, there are gaps. No doubt, holes in the chronology can be plugged from other sources.

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