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, 1 July 2012

Hugh Cornwell Bristol 21st November 1998

Here's a good quality audience recording of Hugh in Bristol on 21st November 1998. Sorry, venue unknown - any ideas?

1. Grip
2. All The Colours Of The Rainbow
3. Nerves Of Steel
4. Black Hair Black Eyes Black Suit
5. House Of Sorrow
6. Strange Little Girl
7. The Big Sleep
8. The Story Of He And She
9. Goodbye Toulouse
10. Lay Back On Me Pal
11. Decadence
12. Wired
13. Hanging Around
14. Who When And Where
15. Long Dead Train
16. Snapper
17. Always The Sun


  1. I think it may well have been The Fleece & Firkin venue

  2. Thanks for the post Adrian.
    All the best
    West Bromwich