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, 7 October 2012

TV Smith Wasted Festival 13th August 2006

As promised, in response to the excellent TV Smith related posts that have appeared on the 'Music Ruined My Life' blog, here is a more recent solo set from Tim, recorded at the prestigious UK punk festival 'Wasted'.

This is a nice sounding set of material that spans his long career from The Adverts to solo artist (even with a bit of Cheap in there!).




01. Ready For The Axe To Drop    
02. Safety In Numbers    
03. What If?    
04. The Future Used To Be Better    
05. You Saved My Life Then Ruined It    
06. Only One Flavour    
07. Bring The Bull Down    
08. Immortal Rich    
09. My Place    
10. Bombsite Boy    
11. Gary Gilmore's Eyes    
12. Bored Teenagers    
13. One Chord Wonders    
14. Good Times Are Back

'My Place'
TV Smith with Garden Gang
Wasted Festival, Blackpool August 2006