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, 22 May 2016

The Damned Manchester Apollo 21st November 2009

In 2009, The Damned were reunited with their mate of old, the late, great, Lemmy. Lemmy, like fellow hard rocker Phil Lynott, was one of the few metal musicians in London to embrace punk. Many of their ilk considered punk to be a bastardised form of heavy metal, played badly to boot. The union between the Damned and Lemmy was very close, with the latter filling in on bass duties in the transitional line-up, The Doomed. Motorhead and The Damned also came together briefly in the studio as Motordamn.

And so it was that The Damned took to the road with Motorhead on British dates (along with some European dates).


01. New Rose
02. Street Of Dreams
03. Neat Neat Neat
04. Curtain Call
05. History Of The World Part 1
06. Under The Wheels
07. Looking At You
08. Eloise
09. Love Song
10. Smash It Up Parts 1 & 2

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