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, 17 November 2012

Stages, Metro Chicago 23rd November 1980 - NEW LINKS ADDED

New active links have been added to an old post of this gig which can be found here.


  1. Big thanks for this. Cheers

  2. many thanks.any chance of the other older posts having new links please

  3. Sure, no problem, but help me out and give me the specific links that need renewing.

  4. here's a list of some of the older posts in need of updating ipswich 5/2/82 dome brighton 16/2/93 liverpool 30/10/99 kings lynn town festival.needless to say but all stranglers posts are greatly appreciated whether they be new or autistic son loves guessing what the next track is.i think i might have over played the studio albums when he was younger