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, 22 December 2012

Hugh Cornwell Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Kassel, Germany 23rd September 2011

Here's an excellent recording from Hugh's 2011 German tour. Recorded at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof (a converted abbatoir), the set features and early outing for the track 'Totem and Taboo'.




01. Intro
02. Toiler On The Sea
03. Wrong Side Of The Tracks
04. Goodbye Toulouse
05. Snapper
06. Bear Cage
07. Nerves Of Steel
08. Golden Brown
09. One Burning Desire

01. School Mam
02. Rain On The River
03. Always The Sun
04. Banging On At The Same Old Beat
05. Nuclear Device
06. Going To The City
07. Straighten Out
08. Totem & Taboo
09. Hanging Around
10. London Lady


  1. Thanks Adrian for another great post, looking forward to this one.
    Hope you and yours have a Great Christmas & a happy and healthy New Year.

  2. Thank you, great recording of a very nice show.