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 23 March 2014

Glasgow Barrowlands 23rd March 1987

No question about the date of this one. 27 years ago on this day, The Stranglers performed at Barrowlands on the second leg of the Dreamtour. I have found a couple of cuttings relating to the gig (this is the second of two nights that the band played). The Sounds journalist clearly hated the gig, but rather inexplicably witnessed the band play on both nights, as mentioned in a fan's response that appeared in the letters pages the following week.



01. No More Heroes
02. Was It You?
03. Down In The Sewer
04. Nice In Nice
05. Punch And Judy
06. Souls
07. Always The Sun
08. Strange Little Girl
09. Golden Brown
10. Northwinds
11. Big In America

01. Nice"N"Sleazy
02. Who Wants The World
03. Grip
04. Bring On The Nubiles
05. Shakin' Like A Leaf/Uptown
06. Tank
07. Toiler On The Sea
08. Nuclear Device
09. Peaches
10. Hanging Around

Please note that this is a different source to a somewhat better quality version. This version is longer with 'Hanging Around' to close the set.


  1. Thanks , the files are encoded in wav. format , not flac as stated

  2. Hello I cannot decode track 16, does anybody have the same problem ?