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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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Cherry Hill Emerald City New Jersey 10th October 1980

If the news is to believed today there's sommat doing down in the States today.... may the best man win (so long as it's Obama!). I know it's not much of an excuse to put up a gig, but who cares.

This one is a pretty good sounding recording from the ill-fated American leg of the 'Who Wants The World' tour as requested by MeAnIe.




1. Intro
2. Shah Shah A Go Go/Ice
3. Toiler On The Sea
4. Duchess
5. Hanging Around
6. Baroque Bordello
7. Down In The Sewer
8. Who Wants The World
9. Thrown Away
10. Just Like Nothing On Earth
11. Threatened
12. Tank
13. Nuclear Device
14. Genetix
15. Five Minutes
16. The Raven.


  1. Nice one. Cheers for this

  2. Excellent choice Adrian REALLY looking forward to hearing this one, going to be one for the car tomorrow I think.

  3. Great gig, certainly made driving up and down the coast much more enjoyable, cheers Adrian.

  4. I was big into the Stranglers around this time so this is a brilliant memory jerker....epic stuff as ever....