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 7 April 2018

The Damned CBGBs New York 7th April 1977

Once again The Damned led the way by being the first of the British punk bands to play the States. Here they are in the toilet that was CBGBs on this day back in 1977.



Set 1:

01. I Feel Alright
02. Sick Of Being Sick
03. See Her Tonight
04. Fan Club
05. I Fall
06. Feel The Pain
07. Neat Neat Neat
08. Help
09. New Rose
10. So Messed Up!

Set 2:

11. I Feel Alright
12. Born To Kill
13. Fan Club
14. Intermission (Broken Amp)
15. Anarchy In The U.K - Part
16. Neat Neat Neat
17. Stretcher Case Baby
18. Help
19. New Rose
20. Stab Yor Back
21. So Messed Up!