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

Monday, 16 July 2012

Palace D'Hiver, Lyon 27th February 1983

The Stranglers In Lyon 1983

Luckily for 'ole Lyon, this city palyed host to the band twice in the course of 1983.

Here is their first appearance, posted at the request of Christian in France. A good quality, full set show.



1. Intro
2. Nuclear Device/Toiler On The Sea
3. Ships That Pass In The Night
4. Its A Small World
5. Just Like Nothing On Earth
6. No More Heroes
7. Who Wants The World
8. Never Say Goodbye
9. Baroque Bordello
10. Golden Brown
11. Princess Of The Streets
1. Midnight Summer Dream/European Female
2. Tramp
3. The Raven
4. Duchess
5. London Lady
6. Hugh Speaks
7. La Folie
8. Genetix


  1. Thanks Adrian.


  2. Thanks for this recording bud. It's brilliant. I'm not a big fan of the feline album but hearing the songs live they sound a whole lot better. Brilliant blog too.