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

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Le Bataclan 25th March 2010

Clearly, this post does not require much of an introduction. Today Le Bataclan, a venue with a long history of entertaining the Parisian population, stands scarred after the events of Friday night.

The Stranglers also have a long history with the venue with their most recent visit being this one from 5 years ago. This was a double celebration. The second Wonky Bus tour had rolled into town and the gig marked Baz Warne's birthday.

 JJ Burnel
Le Bataclan 25th March 2010

 Baz accepts his birthday greetings

Le Bataclan in happier times
25th March 2015



01. Intro
02. Time To Die
03. Go Buddy Go
04. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
05. Curfew
06. Happy Birthday Baz!
07. Norfolk Coast
08. Skin Deep
09. Always The Sun
10. Strange Little Girl
11. Golden Brown
12. Walk On By
13. Retro Rockets
14. Toiler On The Sea
15. Nice 'N' Sleazy

01. Peaches
02. Lost Control
03. Spectre Of Love
04. Nuclear Device
05. Duchess
06. Down In The Sewer
07. Encore Break
08. 5 Minutes
09. Something Better Change
10. No More Heroes


  1. Thank you very much for this post and rest assured that Parisians will not give up on music and laughs because of a few madmen! I had four people i knew at the Bataclan. A mother and daughter who fortunately escaped relatively unscathed, but a couple of young people, one escaped with two bullets in the hip and leg and one was murdered there. And we would have been with them at the eagles' show, was it not that we had elected to go see fat white family, so punk saved us in a way. I wish all blogs would follow your stance and post Bataclan concerts as a tribute to the resilience of joy in front of horror. Thanks again and love to all.

  2. Many thanks for your words, they make the whole sorry situation in Europe all the more of a tragedy when victims are no longer just faces in the paper or on a TV screen. Best wishes, Adrian.