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 24 February 2018

The Damned The Ritz New York 7th November 1985

Since posting the recent KOKO gig on here there has been a lot of interest in the site from fans of The Damned. Welcome! The Stranglers and The Damned will always be top of the list for me. Outsiders both, they stood shoulder to shoulder in the punk wars and came through to be punk survivors. Here's a great, eclectic set from New York in 1985.



01. Curtain Call
02. Shadow Of Love
03. Neat Neat Neat
04. Wait For The Blackout
05. Grimly Fiendish
06. Stranger On The Town
07. Is It A Dream
08. The Limit Club
09. Smash It Up
10. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
11. Looking At You
12. Gun Fury
13. Street Of Dreams
14. Curtain Call (Reprise)
15. Lust For Life
16. Love Song
17. New Rose
18. Disco Man
19. Born To Kill
20. We Love You