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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Monday 16 April 2012

Stiff Little Fingers The Assembly Leamington Spa 27th March 2012

Here's another one from Dime (hence uploaded on here in lossless format). Thanks to the original uploader and taper (PontiacB and omsaps).

This is a great sounding audience recording from their 35th anniversary tour. Some of the gravel may have gone from Jake's voice, but the fire is still in them and having not seen them for 12 years or so, I think having Ali McMordie back with them has really revitalised them.


01. Go For It (intro)
02. Wasted Life
03. Fade Away
04. At The Edge
05. Guitar And Drum
06. Nobody's Hero
07. Bits Of Kids
08. Since Yesterday Was Here
09. Barbed Wire Love
10. Silver Lining
11. Can't Get Away With That
12. Safe As Houses

01. Roots, Radicals, Rockers and Reggae
02. Strummerville
03. Fly The Flag
04. Straw Dogs
05. Band Intro's and Suspect Device
06. Tin Soldiers
07. Encore
08. Johnny Was
09. Encore 2
10. Alternative Ulster
11. Gotta Gettaway

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  1. Great sounding show from this seminal Irish band. Still going strong after 35 years. And Gotta Gettaway as a treat !!!!!


  2. please re-upload. link is dead

    1. thx for the new link. if you have any more s.l.f stuff, please post. thx