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.

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Friday 26 October 2012

Liverpool University 14th October 1977 - With Keyboards (and Bass!)

Now there's no offence intended here. I saw Hugh do 'Heroes' last week and my comments were positive. Still for the benefit of those with an interest in a compare and contrast exercise here's your chance.

One of the better bootlegs from 1977 and indeed recorded on the 'No More Heroes' promotional tour. I give you The Stranglers at Liverpool University. This recording also includes the soundcheck (complete?) and the elusive 'English Towns'.


 Sound Check
1. English Towns
2. Bring On The Nubiles
3. No More Heroes

4. No More Heroes
5. Ugly
6. Bring On The Nubiles
7. Sometimes
8. Dagenham Dave
9. Dead Ringer
10. Hanging Around
11. Five Minutes
12. Something Better Change
13. I Feel Like A Wog
14. I Feel Like A Wog (cont'd)
15. Straighten Out
16. Burning Up Time
17. London Lady
18. Grip
19. Down In The Sewer


  1. Thanks Adrian.


  2. Many thanks , this was the first time I saw the Stranglers - well impressed !

  3. You lucky git! Any memories to share?

    1. I was at that gig and pretty sure that the bass player - fed up with being spat at - unhooked his guitar and bashed an fan round the head with it. The fan was carried out above the crowd !