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, 25 August 2012

Le Palace Paris 13th November 1979

Here's one at the request of MeAnie from gay Paris. The Stranglers have always had a special relationship with their sizable French fanbase going back many years. Much of the best available live material was recorded in France interestingly. This one does not qualify as one of those, but it is quite listenable nontheless.


01.The Raven/Dead Loss Angeles
03.Baroque Bordello
06.Hugh speaks of the Chorus TV show
07.Shah Shah A Gogo /Ice
08.Down In The Sewer
09.Hanging Around
10.Bring on the Nubiles
11.Nuclear Device
14.Toiler On The Sea
15.Jean-Jacques Burnel interview

'Down In The Sewer'
Empire Paris
12th November 1979


  1. In the words of Eddie Tenpole..... Wunderbar! Thanks again Adrian much appreciated.

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    1. Mistake ! It wasn't the Olympia, but Le Palace. I was at this show, and still have the ticket at home.

  3. Hi, thanks for the correction.

  4. Cheers Adrian.