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.

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hugh Cornwell Manchester 6th September 1995 Two Shows - Previously Uncirculated

I may have neglected Mr Cornwell on this site a bit I know, but he's something quite rare. Simon R sent me a couple of tapes that he recorded back in 1995 which saw Hugh doing what I assume was a promotional set in Manchester's HMV before playing a slightly fuller set in nearby Bolton. Up until now they have been uncirculated.

At this point in his solo career, it seems clear that Hugh is still finding his feet. The Stranglers material in the set is limited to a couple of songs, but still the audience shout for more.


HMV Market Street, Manchester

1. Not Hungry Enough
2. Five Miles High
3. Everybody
4. He And She
5. Audacity
6. I Can't Handle It
7. Clubland
8. Peaches
9.Jesus Will Weep


Crown And Cushion, Bolton

1. Grip
2. Not Hungry Enough
3. Five Miles High
4. No Mercy
5. I Can't Handle It
6. Clubland
7. He And She
8. Audacity
9. Everybody
10. Wasted Tears
11. Jesus Will Weep
12. Peaches

Full artwork is here (pdfs are also included in the download folder):


  1. glad you like them mate
    great artwork as well
    i will see what else i have i do know there is more uncirculated hugh shows i think i mentioned them to you.

    cheers and enjoy the gigs


  2. Hi Adrian
    Thanks for the today, also big thanks to Simonr

    All the best

    West Bromwich

  3. Thanks for 90's Hugh, something I don't see too often. I'm happy to see the man in two days!

  4. Hi

    Couldc you please re-upload this one
    i sent the tapes to you but they have since been stolen out of my collection.
    if you could re-upload that would be great

    i will send you an email as i have found some more liver recordings i did