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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Sunday 23 June 2019

Brighton Dome 26th March 2019

Always a pleasure to return to the stables, I mean Brighton's fantastic Dome for The Stranglers. Here is the fist gig from the 'Back on the Tracks' tour to raise its head above the parapet. You may have to crank the volume up a little, but it is worth it. I mean when was the last time you can remember the band playing three brand new songs that had not yet seen a release! Many thanks to the sharer!



01. Tank
02. I’ve Been Wild
03. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
04. Baroque Bordello
05. Bring On The Nubile
06. Uptown/Relentless
07. Peaches
08. Time To Die
09. Last Man On The Moon
10. Duchess
11. Unbroken
12. Payday
13. Princess Of The Streets
14. Ice Queen
15. Golden Brown
16. Always The Sun
17. The Raven
18. This Song Will Get Me Over You
19. Something Better Change
20. 5 Minutes
21. Hey! (The Rise Of The Robots)
22. Down In The Sewer
23. Hanging Around
24. No More Heroes


  1. Tracks are not correctly listed.

  2. Ok I'll take a look this afternoon. Thanks.

  3. This has good sound and vision

  4. This is a PIL Head recording, the tracks were taken from a set list and maynot be as played - PIL Head is not a massive stranglers fan, therefore would not necessarily know all their names

  5. When I sent the link for this gig to Adrian, I told him that the first 6 songs need edited/renamed, immaterial who recorded this, as Adrian was informed and chose to do nothing.

  6. Apologies I will look into this. As to the origins of the recording, I did not know of the original source. Happy to credit.