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 2 September 2017

The Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh 24th February 1981

A classic and much loved bootleg from 'The Men in Black' tour.



  1. Thanks a lot.Always nice to have another beauty.

  2. A great vote of thanks to Eric2Vini for producing this and you, Adrian, for passing it to us - one I was at, and a great one!

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  3. Your blog is very useful for me,Thanks for your sharing.


  4. I was there, met the guys at the stage door around the back... best day of my life at that point! Thanks for this, A.S is an asset to men(andwomen)inblack...