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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Friday 25 March 2016

Ancienne Belgique Brussels 9th November 1979

A bit slow out of the blocks with this one. The Stranglers in the beleaguered city of Brussels on The Raven tour. Enjoy and give a thought for those forever damaged by such acts of mindless terror.



01. Intro
02. 5 Minutes
03. Shah Shah A Go Go
04. Ice
05. Down In The Sewer
06. Hanging Around
07. The Raven
08. Dead Loss Angeles
09. Baroque Bordello
10. Curfew
11. Tank
12. Burning Up Time
13. Bring On The Nubiles
14. Nuclear Device
15. Genetix
16. Duchess
17. Toiler On The Sea
18. Outro

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this special one : my second Stranglers gig.
    Fantastic memories of a time you could walk the streets of Brussels without fear of getting blown up!
    Artwork with actual photos from the gig (© Philippe Carly).
    Is there a recording somewhere in the world of the first AB gig from 1978? I never came across this one but I’m still hoping…