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, 10 September 2012

JJ Burnel Le Truck, Lyon 5th April 1989

Here's one at the request of Christian, who was in attendance on the night. From the brief French mini-tour of France, promoting the brilliant 'Un Jour Parfait' here's the Lyon date. Not great sounding but a great gig!

FLAC: On its way!


1. Si J'Etais
2. Weekend
3. Tristeville Ce Soir
4. Un Jour Parfait
5. Via Dolorosa
6. Le Whiskey
7. She Drives Me Crazy
8. Garden Of Eden
9. Reves
10. Waltz

For more info on these rare dates take a look on the official site here.


  1. OOH OOH I missed this one
    if you would be so kind

    thanks a million