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 13 April 2019

Livingston Forum 10th June 1989 Radio Clyde Broadcast

The best Hugh era gig that I went to. This is the Radio Clyde edited broadcast (once again thanks to The Rat Zone).



  1. Livingston is my home town [situated between Edinburgh & Glasgow]..I was at thegig too. The Forum was short-lived but hosted some big names..The Exploited, Body Count, David Bowie, The had so much potential to be a steady concert venue but developers came in and fucked it all up...typical. I still love it when Hugh announces.."now this is what I call a gig!"...magic

    1. It was brilliant! People were being revived in the foyer whilst the distraught venue management were running around in a panic. As far as the Hugh era was concerned it was a bit if a last hurrah.

  2. I was there on a hot summer June night. It was an amazing gig with all four original members. Sadly i think it was Hugh's last gig in Scotland as a Strangler.

  3. I was there would love to hear the recording