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

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Setting Sons 35th Anniversary Dates (From The Jam)

Mmmmm, picked this flyer up a while back and I am undecided about whether to take the trip to Cambridge or not. The decision would be much easier if Rick were still in the ranks, but with just Bruce I don't know.

Last week, whilst on our St Albans and Reading travels, Owen and I ran through this album a couple of times. We both are in agreement that it is incredible, a brilliantly crafted album from a band at the peak of their creativity.

Now in a Jam mood, a later boot from the band will be posted shortly.


  1. I saw From The Jam with Rick and without and each time it has been amazing! I was concerned when they formed as to how they would be without GOD! (Weller) but Russell Hastings isgreat! Doesn't try to be Weller at all. So, you should go! :)

    Many thanks for the site. It's great! More Jam too.


  2. Thank you for The Stranglers support) I thought that I'm a rare fan of them that lived until this century not changing the musical preferences. I will spread the info you posted on my The Jam fan club, think old school members should support each other) From the Jam tickets, you can have a good percentage! They are on the show again!