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 19 April 2015

The Newtown Neurotics Dingwalls Camden April 1980

It's election year again and The Newtown Neurotics are still railing against bad politicians and bad politics. Here they are in a different era from this month 35 years ago and less than one year into Margaret Thatcher's administration (a period that would have such a powerful influence over the band's career throughout the 1980's).

A great sounding recording for it's age.


01. Oh No!
02. Licensing Hours
03. Ramones Medley
    - Oh Oh I Love Her So
    - Blitzkrieg Bop
04. Hypocrite
05. When The Oil Runs Out
06. You Said No
07. Bored Policemen
08. Peggy Sue
09. When I Need You
10. Mindless Violence
11. I Get On Your Nerves
12. No Sanctuary (Harlow)

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