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, 28 February 2016

The Vibrators The New Regent Brighton 17th March 1978

Now here's a band that most certainly supported The Stranglers at their very first gig no less at the Hornsey Art College in North London in March 1976. Again they are another band still gigging, however as a rule the only original member is the drummer, although the original line up were apparently on stage last night in Islington to mark their 40th anniversary. Anyone on here go?

Here's the band from '78 recorded in Brighton.



01. War Zone
02. Wrecked On You
03. Sweet Sweet Heart
04. 24 Hour People
05. Automatic Lover
06. London Girls
07. Flying Duck Theory
08. Public Enemy No. 1
09. Fall In Love
10. Baby Baby
11. Troops Of Tomorrow
12. Wake Up
13. Keep It Clean
14. Destroy
15. Bad Time
16. Pure Mania
17. Nazi Baby
18. She's Bringing You Down


  1. Yep!
    Attended the Vibrators 40th anniversary gig. Great fun with sets from bothe the current line up and "Pure Mania" and "V2" line ups + guests.
    Loads of pix here:

  2. Brilliant - Thanks for sharing