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 4 November 2019

999 Paradise Theater Boston MA 16th June 1979

Now here is an excellent recording from 999's 1979 trip to the US - great quality!



01. Soundcheck
02. Intro/Quite Disappointing
03. Let's Face It
04. Hit Me
05. Soldier
06. Me And My Desire
07. Feelin' Alright With The Crew
08. Crazy
09. Nobody Knows
10. Made A Fool Of You
11. Lie Lie Lie
12. Titanic (My Over) Reaction
13. Action
14. Emergency
15. Nasty Nasty
16. I'm Alive
17. Homicide
18. Encore Break
19. Shake
20. My Street Stinks
21. Boiler
22. Encore Break
23. Homicide


  1. just when you thought you'd heard all the early 999 bootlegs, this happens....what a find Adrian, and thanks for sharing this.

  2. How do you listen??