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 10 July 2016

999 Euphoria Portland Oregon 13th March 1980

Last week Gunta and I had the pleasure of seeing old friends 999 once again in my favorite Camden dive the Dublin Castle. It was great to catch up with them again, on this their 40th Anniversary year.

Support for the evening was provided by another '77 band London (noted for original member, and subsequent member of The Damned and Culture Club, Jon Moss - although he wasn't behind the kit on this occasion).

Catch them on your this year!

On this recording that band were supported by those clown princes of punk, The Dickies.


01. Brent Cross
02. Let's Face It
03. Hit Me
04. >chat<
05. English Wipeout
06. >chat<
07. Stranger
08. >chat<
09. Feeling Alright with the Crew
10. >chat<
11. Boys in the Gang
12. >chat<
13. Me and My Desire
14. Biggest Prize in Sport
15. Hollywood
16. >chat<
17. Titanic Reaction
18. Emergency
19. >chat<
20. Homicide
21. >chat<
22. My Street Stinks
23. >chat<
24. Boiler