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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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Theatre Royal Nottingham 19th August 1980

JJ & Hugh
Theatre Royal Nottingham
19th August 1980

Here's a good sounding recording of the audio from the 'Rockstage' TV gig.

01. Shah Shah A Go Go/Ice
02. Who Wants The World?
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Thrown Away
05. Tank
06. Nuclear Device
07. Genetix


  1. This one sounds really great.Thanks a lot.Is there a possibility to upload the last concert with Hugh for historical reasons.

    1. Or can I get a link where to find it.

  2. I remember watching this on my little B&W portable tv in my box room bedroom & bouncing on my bed when Toiler came on...loved it!

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