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

Saturday, 28 May 2016

The Damned Portsmouth Locano 20th March 1977

And here's one from when it all began. A nice sounding recording from March 1977. My eighth birthday in fact, although my thoughts would be more directed to a new birthday Action Man or something similar than to punk rock.

And they say the Ramones had the short songs and the speed!


01. I Feel Alright
02. Born To Kill
03. Fan Club
04. Neat Neat Neat
05. Sick Of Being Sick
06. Stretcher Case
07. Help
08. New Rose
09. New Rose
10. Stab Yor Back
11. So Messed Up
12. Fish

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