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

Sunday 10 April 2016

Top Secret!

Some weeks ago I again posted a memory of a critical stop gap publication, Top Secret. This was a labour of love from fans who were becoming increasingly pissed off with the ever increasing intervals between issues of the official organ, Strangled.

Thanks to Nick P I have the first 18 issues in pdf format and I plan to post one a week. Thanks also goes to those who have also kindly sent on other issues. The set is not yet complete, but I will get there.



  1. Excellent, thanks Adrian and Nick I have the odd one or two of these kicking about somewhere, it will be good to read more.

  2. Excellent fanzine. I have contributed with Top Secret Fanzine. Very good memories. We have great news at those times before internet

  3. Hi Adrian,great Blog.I have Top Secret
    No.28,27,29,30,31,32 if you would live any copys let me know and can you please upload Vol 6 again as the link is not working all the best,