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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Sunday, 19 May 2013

20 From '83 (5) A Flock Of Seagulls Top Rank Suite Brighton 1983

Mike Score
A Flock Of Seagulls
Right, so the connection is obvious and pretty well known within these circles and I am sure that some visitors to these pages will loath this particular post. For my part, I quite liked this band back in the day. Another scouse band (it seems that they all were in the late '70's, early '80's i the aftermath of punk), A Flock Of Seagulls stood out on account of front man, Mike Score's rather elaborate and let's not pull punches, ridiculous barnet! Having said that the music (at least their eponymous first album) was OK. See what you make of it.
01. The Fall
02. Space Age Love Song
03. DNA
04. Electrics
05. Messages
06. Standing In The Doorway
07. The Traveller
08. Committed
09. Man Made
10. You Can Run
11. Wishing
12. I Ran


  1. Many thanx.I remember ending up on stage with them dancing away to Telecomunication at the Guildhall in Portsmouth back in 1983,probably around the same time as this gig.

  2. Just listened to gig.Unknown track is Commited.

  3. Cheers Adrian - never my favourites but underrated.

  4. Thanks Phil - track listing will be amended

  5. Thanks for sharing. These live recording sounds really good!

  6. Man, the drum intro of space age love song is Bad Ass!