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.

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

The Damned The Odeon Edinburgh 13th November 1981

On this night in 1981, The Damned Friday the 13th EP was unleashed.... and what a fine slab of vinyl it was and still is, featuring as it does the wonderful tribute to the late Malcolm Owen, 'The Limit Club' with its intro so reminiscent of the 'World in Action' theme.... you have to be 50 plus to know that one!

Enjoy a slice of The Damned at their peak.


01. Intro
02. Lively Arts
03. Wait For The Blackout
04. Disco Man
05. Billy Bad Breaks
06. I Just Can't Be Happy Today
07. Plan 9 Channel 7
08. Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde
09. Fan Club
10. Noise Noise Noise
11. The Limit Club
12. Love Song
13. Neat Neat Neat
14. Drum Solo
15. New Rose
16. Smash It Up 1 & 2
17. Citadel
18. Looking At You
19. Melody Lee
20. Love Song
21. Ballroom Blitz
22. Outside Gig


  1. a piece of useless info....although Roman Jugg performed live duties at this point, he never actually played on the was, however, his Hammond organ the band borrowed for it.

  2. on the attached info folder...the guy mentions that this was probably the only time all 4 songs from the ep were ever played...I've got Rotter's, Doncaster from 3 days later and all 4 were played. I don't think Billy Bad Breaks got past 1981 though.

  3. We broke the seats and vanian came on spinning around waiving a crucifix
    Scabies solo was the best I have seen, headbutting a drum too
    The Odeon was a brilliant venue