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.

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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hugh Cornwell La Java Paris 27th November 2010

Here's a specific request from jjr4 (thanks again!!).

A good sounding set from Hugh including the whole of Rattus. I haven't had much time to listen to this, but I had to smile when some French scamp shouted 'Where's Jean-Jacques?' How Hugh must have laughed!



1. Intro To Set 1
2. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
3. Going To The City
4. Duchess
5. Rain On The River
6. No Mercy
7. Black Hair Black Eyes Black Suit
8. Golden Brown
9. Beat Of My Heart
10. Always The Sun
11. No More Heroes

1. Intro To Set 2
2. Sometimes
3. Goodbye Toulouse
4. London Lady
5. Princess Of The Streets
6. Hanging Around
7. Peaches
8. Grip
9. Ugly
10. Down In The Sewer


  1. HI,
    ok i am flabbergasted, either you are a wizard or you're actually hugh's manager, this was a real fun show, and there was the before rattus part when people were listening standing idly around, and after the first notes of rattus a massive pogo (ie 25 out of the 50 or so people present) erupted suddenly, chairs got knocked over, Hugh had to threaten to stop the show if the cords got disconnected again. Fun all around, i'd say.
    Thanks a million time this is a precious gift.

  2. Also thanks to a French friend, Pierre for his help.