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 24 January 2016

Emerald City Cherry Hill NJ 11th April 1981 - Two Versions

Here are two recordings of the same show in New Jersey. Recorded on the US 'Meninblack' tour, both of these versions appear to be radio broadcasts, both are of very good quality, although the first posted here is an upgrade (appeared this week on Dime - thanks to the original uploader), but is shorter than the second posted version. However, this 'new' version includes 'Baroque Bordello' which although incomplete, is missing from the other versions of this gig.


Version 1


01. Just Like Nothing On Earth
02. Thrown Away
03. Who Wants The World?
04. Baroque Bordello
05. Second Coming
06. Meninblack
07. Sha Sha A Go Go
08. Hallow To Our Men
09. Tank
10. Nuclear Device
11. Genetix

Version 2


01. Intro
02. Threatened
03. The Raven
04. Toiler On The Sea
05. Just Like Nothing On Earth/Thrown Away
06. Who Wants The World?
07. Second Coming
08. Meninblack
09. Shah Shah A Go Go
10. Hallow To Our Men
11. Tank
12. Nuclear Device
13. Genetix


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  2. Hi Adrian, thanks for these! FYI, Version 2 was an FM broadcast from Philadelphia's WMMR 93.3.

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  3. Great share, many thanks.
    Mr C.