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

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

20 From '79 (17) The Members Paris Theatre London 1979 (Exact Date Unknown)

Once again, I know that this is the second outing for The Members in this particular thread, but as a couple of Ruts DC gigs approach, in addition to that band I have also been listening to a bit of The Members since they were also fine exponents of the punk meets reggae 3 minute fusion that was prevalent in the '78/'79 period.

It's very short but very enjoyable for all of that.



01. Introduction
02. Sally
03. Sound Of The Suburbs
04. Frustrated Bagshot/Stand Up And Spit
05. Electricity
06. At A Chelsea Nightclub


  1. What, no-one comments after such a gift of the late, great Members? Keep'em coming, Adrian, and thanks for this one! Cheers, Dave Sez.

  2. Exciting news! Some of the top-quality soundboard recordings made in 1979-80 mostly in San Francisco by KALX FM engineer Terry Hammer are online, including an excellent Members gig:

    Members - 1980.08.15 Fox Warfield SF, rec. Terry Hammer, KALX, mp3@320, 1 file

    Use Internet Explorer for the right-click, save target as feature ...

    Other groups (Magazine, Ultravox, Jam ...):

    Terry's recordings, not all available:

    Go get, you won't regret! Cheers, Dave Sez.