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.

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Monday, 29 August 2011

Wetlands NYC 27th March 1997

Jet Black
Wetlands NYC 27th March 1997

Here's a recording, a bit tinny, but clear, from the US leg of the Written in Red tour.



01. Valley Of The Birds
02. Golden Boy
03. Straighten Out
04. Money
05. In Heaven She Walks
06. Nice And Sleazy
07. Always The Sun
08. Daddy's Riding The Range
09. Golden Brown
10. Sinister
11. Miss You
12. I Feel Like A Wog
13. Silver Into Blue
14. Thrown Away
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
17. Duchess
18. Hanging Around
19. No More Heroes
20. Summer In The City

I ask you, 'Summer in the City'!? A great 60's track from the Lovin' Spoonful, but a Stranglers set closer... well it didn't work for me.


  1. Cheers.. do not have any tapes from this year at All! Dom P