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, 30 June 2012

Lyceum, London 27th July 1980 - UPGRADE

A summer gig in the capital, from a very famous old theatre which played host to some great punk gigs at the time. This is an upgrade from the Who Wants The World? tour.

JJ & Hugh
Lyceum Theatre, London
27th July 1980

Lyceum Theatre, London
27th July 1980

Thanks as ever to Dom P for his continued efforts in bringing out the best from this old archive recordings!

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And here's the artwork to download.

1. Waltzinblack
2. Shah Shah A Go Go / Ice
3. Four Horsemen
4. Toiler On The Sea
5. Duchess
6. Thrown Away
7. Hanging Around
8. Hallow To Our Men
9. Waiting For The Meninblack
10. Down In The Sewer
11. Who Wants The World
12. Princess Of The Street
13. Just Like Nothing on Earth
14. Tank
15. Nuclear Device / Genetix
16. Baroque Bordello
17. The Raven


  1. Thanks for the post Adrian great sound cheers.
    West Brom

  2. My first ever Stranglers gig !!