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

Saturday 2 January 2016

The Skids Dundee University 3rd December 1980

OK in the first support act related post, here's a short set (a radio broadcast) of The Skids playing at Dundee University in late 1980.

The band's association with The Stranglers however predates this show by a few years when they supported the band at Clouds Disco in Edinburgh in early February 1978, after which they also appeared on the bill on the Black & White tour and perhaps most notably at the Battersea Park event on 16th September of the same year.

Richard Jobson, the band's flamboyant, twinkle-toed frontman also lent a hand at the Rainbow gigs of 3rd and 4th April 1980 when Hugh was incarcerated at Her Majesties pleasure in Pentonville nick.


01. Charles
02. Masquerade
03. Hurry On Boys
04. Of One Skin
05. A Woman In Winter
06. Yankee Dollar
07. Animation
08. Out Of Town (Cuts)

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