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

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Hummingbird Birmingham 11th March 1990 - By Request

In response to a request from Dave (from West Bromwich), here's a recording from the 10 Tour from The Hummingbird in Birmingham. Overall, not a bad recording, except for a glitch during School Mam. It serves as a good document of the gig. A couple of tracks are missing from the set that I have.

1. Intro
2. Shah Shah A Go Go
3. I Feel  Like A Wog
4. Straighten Out
5. Shakin’ Like A Leaf
6. 96 Tears
7. Someone Like You
8. Sweet Smell Of Success
9. Always The Sun
10. Ships That Pass In The Night
11. Peaches
12. Where I Live
13. School Mam
14. Let's Celebrate
15. Uptown
16. Tank
17. Was It You?
18. Down In The Sewer
19. All Day And All Of The Night
20. Punch And Judy
Full artwork here (pdfs are included in the download file)


  1. Hi Adrian
    Thanks for posting the Hummingbird gig.
    All the best

  2. A Big thanks for all the work you do on the uploads and CD covers.

    All the best

    Shauninblack (B.U.T)