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, 21 March 2012

Brixton Academy 21st March 1990

1990 was a fine year for the band, and this their second visit of the '10' tour to the wonderful Brixton Academy is a great example of the set at the time. So on the 22nd anniversary evening enjoy!

1. Shah Shah A Go Go
2. I Feel Like A Wog
3. Straighten Out
4. Shakin' Like A Leaf
5. 96 Tears
6. Someone Like You
7. Sweet Smell Of Success
8. Always The Sun
9. Strange Little Girl
10. Peaches
11. Where I Live
12. School Mam
13. Let's Celebrate
14. Uptown

1. Tank
2. Was It You?
3. Down In The Sewer
4. No More Heroes
5. Grip
6. Hanging Around
7. Five Minutes
8. Nuclear Device
9. Duchess
10. All Day And All Of The Night
11. Punch And Judy


  1. Thanks Adrian for the gig.

    All the best


  2. excellent gig thanks adrian.

    simon r

    1. Thanks for the post today Adrian.
      All the best
      West Bromwich

  3. Not sure it was such a "fine year for the band". The worst MkI album + Hugh living the Stranglers in August... Sounds more like a terrible year to me. Thanks for all the previous posts anyway. Cheers.

  4. It was good on the live front, if not in the studio!