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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Spare A Shekel For An Ex-Leper?

Sorry folks, it's time for the biannual plea for some funds since the €120 subscription for the second of the two WeTransfer accounts that enable these files to be hosted on a permanent basis has just been paid.

As has been the case since the site was first created in 2011 I have no intention of applying the thumbscrews. Hosting is my decision and mine alone. I would though like to draw your attention to some statistics taken from two of the most popular posts in recent months. The Paris Wonky gig from November has been downloaded from the site 158 times (the file is also on Dimeadozen but access to that site is limited). Another punk highlight of 2017 represented here is the BBC 6 Music Punk Christmas and the two sets that night from Ruts DC and The Damned have been downloaded 504 times. The maths is fairly simple.... were everyone who downloaded those file to donate £1 that would support the maintenance fees for 2 years plus. Of course the total downloads from the site are many more than that.

I acknowledge the fact that in recent months the frequency of posts has dipped a bit. This is because I was focused in my free time on the revision and republication of my book and its promotion. As the new edition is now in print I can spend some more time with Aural Sculptors.

Thanks as ever to those who regularly contribute to the site (and I here I do not mean only in financial terms). Were it not for those that offer comment and those that share recordings of interest in addition to what is in my own collection I would have jacked this in long ago! Thank you to you all.... you now who you are.

And so I say many thanks for your attention..... so ends this Public Service Announcement.

Best Wishes,


For those wishing to make a donation, a PayPal button can be found on the right hand panel of the site.


  1. Just donated keep up the good work Adrian.
    David Taylor
    West Bromwich

  2. Many thanks David. Really appreciate the support of the site.

  3. Donated,
    Wayne Foster
    Wegga 66