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

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Palma Palasport, Italy 3rd July 1980

This was intended to be an anniversary recording, but for reasons described below I have been delayed in posting this one. Nevertheless, here it is and a big thank you to Dom P for providing me with a replacement copy of this one.

Good sound, with a few cuts, but highly representative of the band at this point in time. This was recorded in the week following the band's release from jail in Nice.



1. Shah Shah A Go Go
2. Ice
3. Toiler On The Sea
4. Duchess
5. Hanging Around
6. Baroque Bordello
7. Waiting For The Meninblack
8. Down In The Sewer
9. Who Wants The World
10. Thrown Away
11. I Feel Like A Wog
12. Tank
13. Nuclear Device
14. Genetix
15. Hallow To Our Men
16. The Raven
17. Five Minutes

Artwork is here:


  1. Thanks for the post great as normal.
    West Bromwich

  2. Cheers for this one mate, sounds great.


  3. Thanx so Much for this Present!! I'm from Parma and i'm 26 old,i love Stranglers, it is an honor for me to hear this concert I had just heard from my father! Cheers Davideinblack

  4. Your welcome Davide. I also have the Bologna gig which I will upload for you and your Dad at the weekend.

    1. Wow, Great!!!
      Thanx a lot, really, Thanx so much! Have a nice day!