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, 28 December 2012

Edinburgh Playhouse 25th October 1986

Another Dreamtime boot for you here from north of the border. This particular gig as quite remarkable for the number of stage invasions/invaders..... a constant stream throughout the gig. If the band were put out they did not show it. On that evening strippers even 'graced' the stage for 'Sleazy'. I recall reading in 'Sounds' the week after the gig that the management at the Playhouse were obliged to hand out a number of refunds to women who walked out disgusted by the display. In the words of the song.... 'things ain't what they used to be!'

'Nice 'N' Sleazy' with added strippers
Edinburgh Playhouse
25th October 1986
Hugh stands his ground in the face of the permainvasion




1. No More Heroes
2. Was It You?
3. Down In The Sewer
4. Nice In Nice
5. Punch And Judy
6. Souls
7. Always The Sun
8. La Folie
9. Strange Little Girl
10. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

1. Who Wants The World
2. Big In America
3. Bring On The Nubiles
4. Shakin' Like A Leaf
5. Uptown
6. Tank
7. Toiler On The Sea
8. Spain
9. Peaches
10. Hanging Around
11. London Lady

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