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

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Rainbow Theatre 4th December 1981

Here's one that would have been posted on it's anniversary were it not for arriving back late from Ireland last night. However, no matter it is here now.

The band haven't played too many December gigs over the years. So, from the first leg of the La Folie tour.....



1. Non Stop
2. Threatened
3. Just Like Nothing On Earth
4. Second Coming
5. The Man They Love To Hate
6. Meninblack
7. Who Wants The World
8. Baroque Bordello
9. Golden Brown
10. Tramp
11. Thrown Away

1. Bring On The Nubiles
2. Tank
3. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
4. Nuclear Device
5. How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day
6. Duchess
7. The Raven