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

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Korakuen Hall Tokyo 16th December 1979

So we have The Raven. Many argue it to be the finest moment in a fine career. For me it's second only to Rattus, but that is a worthy silver for sure!

You'll be aware of the aforementioned albums birthday this month and to mark this milestone on the site, here's a recording at the tail end of the year from the band's second visit to Japan in a 12 month period.




01. Five Minutes
02. Shah Shah A Go Go
03. Ice
04. Down In The Sewer
05. Hanging Around
06. The Raven
07. Dead Loss Angeles
08. Threatened
09. Baroque Bordello
10. Curfew
11. Tank
12. Burning Up Time
13. Bring On The Nubiles
14. Nuclear Device
15. Genetix
16. Duchess
17. Toiler On The Sea


  1. Hi Adrian, long time, and first up, in the words of the great LKJ "doan fret, doan get depres' an' doun-hearted" - you're doing a great job in keeping outstanding music free for fans, and "dats a verra fine ting". The trials and tribulations of filehosts are there to test us ... good choice to go for wetransfer whose service has much impressed me and avoids all of the download limitations. Crackin' speed too - having just started the Duffy's Minneapolis download from Rapidshit - an announced 12 hour download at 11.2 KB/s, and yes, the link is still up - I had just got the Korakuen (for which many thanks) from wetransfer at a blistering 444 KB/s, just about the fastest I have ever seen.

    So, way to go, and keep your pecker up!

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  2. Cheers Ade.

    I can also recommend WeTransfer, based on its current performance.
    Dick Barker