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, 28 July 2012

Mk II & Mk III Recordings

Hands up, my collection contains gaps that correlate with my disillusionment with the direction that the band were going in in the 1990's. However, with this site, I am now in for the long haul (at least another two years) and I would like to make this site representative of all phases of the band's long career and that means that I want to put up more gigs from the 1991 to 2006 period (even if they don't float my boat).

There are a lot of people out there who do greatly appreciate what the band were doing in this period, which I fully respect and want to reflect on Auralsculptors. Therefore, please can I ask you to suggest what you would like to see on here from that time and I will do my best to lay my hands on any requested recordings.

Alternatively, if you are of a proactive bent with an interest in the Roberts years and you yourselves are in possession of material that you think others would appreciate please get in touch. We can sort something out, be it an exchange of tapes, CDs or electronic file transfers, whatever).




  1. Anything from the MK3 era would be cool. I'm not too fussed though. Keep up the good work.



  2. Hi
    I can send you a 1995 About Time gig (Leeds), and a cracking SBE 2002 show with early versions of Norfolk Coast stuff.. and a few inbetween I'm sure! doM p

  3. Hi Dom, thanks as always!! It's good to be able to fill some of the gaps... and there's quite a big hole in the collection!

  4. If you could find either of these two gigs, it would be much appreciated:

    Alkmaar 1997
    Hamburg 2001

    I used to have the '97 one on CD, its a cracking gig, but I lost it a little while back.