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

Thursday 12 April 2012

Espace Tony Garnier Lyon 18th April 1985

A reasonable sounding recording from the European leg of the Aural Sculpture tour.


Full artwork here (pdfs also included in the downlaod file):

Thanks to Laurent for the ticket scan.


  1. another excellent gig

    keep it up mate i will post tapes on monday


  2. Hi Adrian

    Thanks for another great gig.

    All the best
    West Bromwich

  3. Saw the Stranglers in Seattle, @ 1980.
    Was a terrific show. J.J. Burnell was exceptionally active with what seemed a reverbed bass, and Hugh Cornwall was perfect.