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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Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Roundhouse London 6th November 1977

OK, sorry about the recent absence of uploads. My evenings last week were taken up with redecorating my son's room and constructing new furniture whilst he was away on a EU sponsored music exchange in Spain. Just like Changing Rooms with swearing!

This one I am posting at the request of Fraser Burchill.

Very little by way of explanation is necessary for this recording. In simple terms it is one of the most important recordings of the band in existence. This version was remastered some time ago by Dom P (thanks to him as always!)




01. No More Heroes
02. Ugly
03. Bring On The Nubiles
04. Dead Ringer
05. Sometimes
06. Dagenham Dave
07. In The Shadows
08. Hanging Around
09. 5 Minutes
10. Bitching
11. Burning Up Time
12. I Feel Like A Wog
13. Straighten Out
14. Something Better Change
15. London Lady
16. Peaches
17. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
18. Go Buddy Go


  1. where the fuck did this come from! excelent. I was there cant remeber agreat deal but yes it was good.. as good as the Godfathers last night, no better but the men in black were firing on all cylnders back the whereas today,not really the same thing is it . Thanks

  2. I have a better recording of this gig than this, in so much as No More Heroes does not have drop out and is even clearer and grungier.