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

Sunday 22 April 2018

20 From '86 (10) Black Flag Detroit MI 28th June 1986

Here's one from the quite frankly terrifying Black Flag! This is also the last gig they played by all accounts.



01. Retired At 21
02. Annihilate This Week
03. Bastard In Love
04. Drinking And Driving
05. Paralyzed
06. In My Head
07. White Hot
08. Black Love
09. Kickin’ And Stickin’
10. Society’s Tease
11. This Is Good
12. I Can See You
13. Nothing Left Inside
14. Gimme Gimme Gimme
15. Louie Louie


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    two things...
    think this is a soundboard.
    i believe this is actually the 27th.

    thanks for the great site!

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