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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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ole Man Rivers, New Orleans 20th April 1981

Here's a good quality recording from US leg of The Meninblack Tour.


01. Intro
02. Threatened
03. The Raven
04. Toiler On The Sea
05. Just Like Nothing On Earth
06. Thrown Away
07. Who Wants The World?
08. Baroque Bordello
09. Second Coming
10. Meninblack
11. Shah Shah A Go Go
12. Hallow To Our Men
13. Tank
14. Nuclear Device/Genetix
15. Down In The Sewer

Artwork here:


  1. April with Hugh still in prison?
    Shouldn't this be 26/10/80?
    Cheers and keep up the good work!
    Krisinblack (Belgium)

  2. I've just looked on here
    It lists all gigs from 1974-90 & this one is right. 20-04-81


    1. I mixed up 1980 & 1981 :-(

  3. Ah, but just to complicate things, they did play the same place in 1980 ...

    Stranglers - 1980.10.26 New Orleans Ole Man Rivers

    Intro (Waltzinblack)
    Toiler On The Sea
    I Feel Like A Wog
    Bring On The Nubiles
    Hanging Around
    Baroque Bordello
    Down In The Sewer
    Who Wants The World?
    Hallow To Our Men
    Nuclear Device
    The Raven

    Thanks to the great at

    Cheers, Dave Sez.