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, 2 December 2019

The Damned Carling Academy Oxford 1st December 2007

Here's an anniversary gig from our mates The Damned. Billed as 'An Evening of Punk Rock, Pretty Girls and Priceless Performers'.... that's what we got. a 9 year old Rudi could not believe his eyes as the supporting Burlesque troupe did that thing with the nipple tassels! 'Don't breath a word of this at school tomorrow!' said I.



01. Intro
02. Nasty
03. Street Of Dreams
04. Neat Neat Neat
05. Generals
06. New Rose
07. Wait For The Blackout
08. 13th Floor Vendetta
09. Eloise
10. Disco Man
11. Absinthe
12. Shadow Of Love
13. History Of The World
14. Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
15. Ignite
16. Band Off
17. Band Back Without Dave Vanian
18. Jet Boy Jet Girl
19. Love Song


  1. nice one Adrian. did you get a copy of their Night of a 1000 Vampires show at the Palladium. I've got a good sounding copy if you fancy it....let me know mate