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, 14 April 2012

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 14th April 1978

I was very keen to upload this excellent anniversary gig, but unfortunately my 15 track audience version died. However, thanks to Dom (along with a kind offer from Dan-electro) an earlier and far superior 10 track soundboard version is now available again.

This is one of the best recordings from the year!


1. Bring on the Nubiles
2. Dead Ringer
3. Hanging Around
4. Nice 'n' Sleazy
5. No More Heroes
6. Tank
7. Threatened
8. Burning Up Time
9. Straighten Out
10. Down in the Sewer

Beefy Cornwell
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto
14th April 1978

Artwork will follow.


  1. this is fantastic thanks adrian


  2. Fantastic sound, thanks Adrian.

    West Bromwich

  3. Already liked the audience version, but this is impressive! What a version of Sewer with Hugh in vocal top form. Thanks for sharing this and keep up the good work of this fantastic site.
    Krisinblack (Belgium)

  4. hi there, is a re-upload possible ? my buddy Gary who hold the Horseshoe is looking for it ? thanks a lot. Please contact me at