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

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Bonds Casino New York 20th June 1981

Yeah yeah we know, The Clash played Bonds Casino 350 times in the summer of 1981, but the venue played host to other British bands at that time, not least The Stranglers. This brief incomplete set is from 20th June, in fact one week after the 17 show residency by Mr Strummer's boys.

The Stranglers in New York 1981

This is a little muffled but quite listenable.

MP3 (as received):

  1. Waltz In Black
  2. Down In The Sewer
  3. Five Minutes
  4. I Feel Like A Wog
  5. Threatened
  6. The Raven
  7. Just Like Nothing On Earth
Full artwork here (pdfs also in download file):


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