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

Sunday 2 February 2014

20 From '83 (17) The Newtown Neurotics John Peel Session 7th March 1983

A short one this, but very important nevertheless. The band, still going, now under the abbreviated name of the Neurotics, released the brilliant debut 'Beggars Can Be Choosers' in '83. An impassioned album which urged it's listeners to make the most of your life despite the odds and told of the frustration inherent in a newtown existence (the band hail from Harlow in Essex, a town created in 1948 to offer a new way of living for residents of the bombed out Victorian dwellings of London's East End). So offered up here are a few slices of highly intelligent political punk rock.


01. Jimmy Jangle
02. Does Anyone Know Where The March Is?
03. Life In Their Hands
04. Wake Up
05. Agony

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