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

Monday 11 August 2014

We Transfer Subscription

This is a post that I, along with I suspect every other host of a blog or a web site, cringe about. September sees the expiry of my current Wetransfer subscription and whilst the aural sculptors site is free, there is a cost associated with file transfer and storage, without which there would not be much point to the site.

Following changes to Rapidshare some time ago, which rendered their service totally useless for this kind of site, I paid to switch over to Wetransfer, which provides an excellent and reliable service. Next years subs are due next month at £10 per month (paid once a year).

Don’t get me wrong, the site will continue regardless (I have invested too much time and effort over the past few years to drop it) so this is in no way a gun to the head post! That said, should any regular users of the site feel inclined to make a contribution to the cost of running it, that would be most welcome. There is a PayPal donation button that appears on the right hand side of the site. As I have said before, in no way is this site set up to make any money, so if donations received get to the point where the years fees are covered, I will state this to be the case and remove the donation button from the site.

Also, it is my sincere hope that Wetransfer, as good as they are, make some moves to increase their permanent storage capacity to a level that is more in keeping with the requirements of a site such as this.

Thanks as ever for your continued support of the site and for enduring my random ramblings!




  1. Donation made,keep up the good work sir, and always let me know if any help is required with any replacement material,

  2. I'm in that too Adrian, come on people, we know you're out there, Adrian has probably helped you to own a great collection of boots over the years, time to give back ;)


  4. I'm not always a very vocal participant (to any blog I follow, if I'm honest), as time is not kind to me, but thanks for all your efforts and I hope the small sum sent will help.

  5. Many thanks to all who have contributed!! It's really appreciated.