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, 10 January 2016

Xmal Deutschland Town And Country Club London 29th September 1986

And just to round of the Dreamtour support thing, here's a recording of Xmal Deutschland from the Town & Country Club in Kentish Town, London on 29th September 1986, a few weeks before going on the road with The Stranglers.

I'm sorry, but I do not have the set list for this. I think that I saw them play a couple of songs when they played at the Brighton Centre and then went back to the bar to try to get served again....... I was 17 but very small!


Many thanks to the kind soul who provided  the following set list.

01. Intro
02. Polarlicht
03. Boomerang
04. Tag fur Tag
05. Der wind
06. Eisengrau
07. Mondlicht
08. Autumn
09. Reigen
10. Nachtschatten
11. Morning
12. Jahr um Jahr - cuts due to tape switch
13. Augen blick
14. Paho
15. Zu jung, zu alt
16. Polarlicht


  1. 01 Intro
    02 Polarlicht
    03 Boomerang
    04 Tag fur Tag
    05 Der wind
    06 Eisengrau
    07 Mondlicht
    08 Autumn
    09 Reigen
    10 Nachtschatten
    11 Morning
    12 Jahr um Jahr - cuts due to tape switch
    13 Augen blick
    14 Paho
    15 Zu jung, zu alt
    16 Polarlicht

  2. Many thanks for the assistance!