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, 27 September 2015

Salle De Grande Parc Bordeaux 27th September 1983

Another anniversary gig, a mere 32 years distant. The massive Feline offensive continued and saw The Stranglers back in France. This recording also features 'Ships That Pass In The Night' from the soundcheck and 'Let Me Introduce You To The Family' which made a rear appearance in the set. I'm happy to be corrected, but I think that it was only played a couple of times before being dropped.


Artwork: Included in main download folder

01. Ships That Pass In The Night Soundcheck
02. Intro
03. Nuclear Device
04. Toiler On The Sea
05. Ships That Pass In The Night
06. Its A Small World
07. No More Heroes
08. Who Wants The World
09. Never Say Goodbye
10. Golden Brown
11. Midnight Summer Dream
12. European Female
13. The Raven
14. Thrown Away
15. Tank
16. London Lady
17. Hanging Around
18. Down In The Sewer
19. Let Me Introduce You To The Family