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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Saturday 6 September 2014

10 From '87 (5) Cockney Rejects Centro Social La Cuesta Arnedo La Rioja 10th April 1987

This is quite a rare recording I am led to believe, released as a Spanish pressed bootleg in 1987 entitled 'Greatest Hits Volume IV - Live In Spain'.

Not quite sure where they were in their career at this point, but the set only includes a couple of tracks from their hard rock years, plus a cover of the Kinks' 'Til' The End Of The Day'. The rest of the set is from the 'Greatest Hits Volume I' and 'Greatest Hits Volume II' era for which they are best known.


01. Til' The End Of The Day
02. Bad Man
03. Power And the Glory
04. On The Streets Again
05. I´m Not A Fool
06. Some Play Dirty
07. Greatest Cockney Rip Off
08. Headbanger
09. East End
10. Join The Rejects
11. Police Car
12. Hate Of The City
13. Flares ´N´ Slippers

Stinky Turner and Co. are still playing with 35th Anniversary dates lines up for November including one on the 15th November at the O2 Academy Islington.


  1. cheers for this. will download when I get home from work. they frown on that sort of thing!


  2. in the mid 1980`s (hard rock period) they learned a hard lesson from a usa promoter.

    the story goes from the Jeff (stinky) turner biography

    they were booked for a big usa tour, this was just after the wild ones album maybe possibly the second hard rock album was either released or in the pipline.

    so anyway the story goes in the book, they got over to Los angeles airport and were met by the promotrer and a press crew, but then suddenly the promoter starts asking about setlists and blabbing on titles from the 1st two records, "well we play a few of those but we are a rock band now" so promoter asks further, then the brown stuff hits the fan a while afterwards when they see the press ads.

    "greatest hits tour" which basically has every song from the punk / OI! period, so another story cut very short the basic jist is the promoter pulled the plug and the band ended up stranded in L.a. with no money no job but still with work visas, so anyway story goes micky geggus went on building sites while stinky managed to get a job as an extra in films.

    now i`ve never seen TOP GUN but apparently there is a scene with a janitor (mop and bucket) well thats stinky turner