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 June 2018

Echo Des Bananes Paris Studio TV F.R.3 Complete Sessions 19th September 1983

There are numerous versions of these rehearsals in circulation but these recordings from The Rat Zone Archives represent the definitive version.



  1. awesome !! where i found this i need this

  2. Thank you very much. Very rare stuff. Too bad the sound quality is just average. Btw, this is one of the very few Stranglers recordings that include the word "improvisation". I wish there were more. Cheers.
    Note : files are not Flac, but Wav, which is even better !

  3. Thanks Adrian another great post.
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