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 12 January 2019

JJ Burnel Le Truck 'K' Lyon 5th April 1989

Here's a recent bootleg that appeared on the Forums a week or so ago. Since the link to it via the Forum has expired I am more than happy to give it a permanent home on Aural Sculptors. I very nearly went to this. A great night with a very European flavour...... something sadly lacking these days!

Thanks as ever to Eric!



  1. Thanks, pretty rare stuff. Actually, this is the mp3 version (more or less 200 kbps), not Flac. Cheers.

  2. Performance is better than Bourges festival, but unfortunately sound quality is not. Great show anyway. Thanks +++