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

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Bataclan, Paris 6th October 1978

One of the best early bootlegs on the circuit. Raw as hell and needs no further introduction!!


1. Ugly
2. I Feel Like A Wog
3. Burning Up Time
4. Bring On The Nubiles
5. Hanging Around
6. London Lady
7. No More Heroes
8. Something Better Change
9. Curfew
10. Do You Wanna/Death And Night And Blood
11. Nice"N"Sleazy
12. Threatened
13. Sweden
14. Tank
15. Five Minutes
16. Toiler On The Sea

Full artwork here (and pdfs included in downlaod file)


  1. Hi Adrian
    Great post again tonight cheers.
    West Bromwich

  2. Hi Adrian
    Just had a listen to the post, great gig and great sound thanks again.


  3. Its about the best of its time.

  4. Hi !
    could you re-publish the link, the last one is no longer working ?