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 21 January 2017

Masonic Temple Toronto 26th November 1980

Ok, this one I haven't posted before in any form. Previously, the version in my collection was a radio broadcast of 14 tracks. This version received this week (many thanks to the original uploader and the person who kindly passed it on to me!). This version is I believe the gig in full , running to 17 tracks.


01. Intro
02. Shah Shah A Go Go
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. I Feel Like A Wog
05. Duchess
06. Hanging Around
07. Baroque Bordello
08. Down In The Sewer
09. Who Wants The World?
10. Just Like Nothing On Earth
11. Threatened
12. Bring on the Nubiles
13. Tank
14. Nuclear Device
15. Genetix
16. Dead Loss Angeles
17. The Raven

One anomaly, I have always had this reported as taking place on 26th November. However, a quick cross reference contemporary listings would indicate that the Toronto gig took place on 25th, with the band on stage in Montreal on 26? Any ideas? Ava?

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