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, 9 July 2018

The Adicts Sea Scouts Hall Cambridge 1981

Last week it was my pleasure once again to see ex-pat Ipswich punks The Adicts in London. It was a fantastic gig and as ever Monkey was a very messy boy!

Here's an early set from then recorded in Cambridge at some point in 1981.


01. Just Like Me/Distortion
02. Easy Way Out
03. Pictures
04. Sensitive
05. Mary Whitehouse
06. Peculiar Music
07. Wild Thing
08. Songs Of Praise
09. Let’s Spend The Night Together
10. Dynasty
11. Let’s Go
12. Numbers
13. Straight Jacket
14. Organised Confusion
15. Tutti Fruitti

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