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, 26 May 2012

Birmingham Odeon 15th November 1981

This one comes with a health warning. I have posted it at the request of Dave from West Brom who was in the crowd on this night. The sound is not too good at all.

1. Intro
2. Non Stop
3. Threatened
4. Just Like Nothing On Earth
5. Second Coming
6. Meninblack
7. Who Wants The World
8. Baroque Bordello
9. Golden Brown
10. Pin Up
11. Thrown Away
12. Tank
13. I Feel Like A Wog
14. The Man They Love To Hate
15. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
16. Nuclear Device
17. Genetix
18. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
19. Bring On The Nubiles
20. Duchess
21. The Raven
For completists only I would say.


  1. thanks for this

    even though the sound is bad it's still nice to have in the collection

    cheers mate


  2. Hi Adrian

    Thanks for the odeon gig, I will have a listen to it later.

    Cheers Adrian