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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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Taxi-Girl Seppuku Demos 1981 - RIP Laurent Sinclair

Tonight we heard the news that Laurent Sinclair from the band Taxi Girl has died at the young age of 58. The band were associated with The Stranglers and particularly JJ in the early '80's. They supported the band on dates on the La Folie tour.

To mark this sad occasion here are demos that the band recorded in 1981. Thanks as ever to Eric and The Rat Zone.



  1. Thanks, great post. Actually, files are not Flac, but m4a.
    RIP, Laurent Sinclair.

  2. Laurent was a nice fellow since the Vietnam..
    where we lived at the same time.
    How many good times with him.
    rip lolo.