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, 16 March 2013

Oxford O2 Academy 17th March 2010

Here's a slightly premature anniversary gig (no opportunity to post tomorrow you see) from the tour that promoted the 'Decades Apart' compilation. Not bad sounding.




01. Intro
02. Time To Die
03. Go Buddy Go
04. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
05. Curfew
06. Norfolk Coast
07. Skin Deep
08. Always The Sun
09. Strange Little Girl
10. Golden Brown
11. Walk On By
12. Retro Rockets
13. Genetix

01. Nice 'N' Sleazy
02. Peaches
03. Lost Control
04. Spectre Of Love
05. Down In The Sewer
06. Encore Break
07. Nuclear Device
08. Duchess
09. Encore Break
10. 5 Minutes
11. Something Better Change
12. Encore Break
13. Hanging Around
14. No More Heroes


  1. Thanks Adrian
    Great post today, can you post the gig from Birmingham on the same tour please.

  2. Cheers Adrian.


  3. Cheers Ade and happy birthday for Wednesday