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 18 March 2017

The Selecter Birmingham Polytechnic 1980

Here's a great quality radio set from The Selecter in Birmingham. Whilst the exact date is unknown, it does come from late in the year, featuring as it does quite a few numbers that went on to appear on the band's second album 'Celebrate The Bullet' which was released in February 1981.


01. Intro
02. Cool Blue Lady
03. Selling Out Your Future
04. Out On The Streets
05. Danger
06. Missing Words
07. On My Radio
08. Red Reflections
09. Washed Up And Left For Dead
10. Tell Me Whats Wrong
11. Outro
12. Street Feeling


  1. Thanks

    Been after a good quality copy of this gig for a while.

    Cheers :)

  2. Hi, could you possibly provide a new link for the selecter Birmingham show? Much appreciated, voixautre

  3. Supported by the Beat on this gig?