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

Sunday 12 January 2020

The Adverts Sheffield Top Rank 19th August 1979

Nearly there! So here is a gig from the last days of The Adverts. As you can see, much of the 'Red Sea' material had at this point in time been dropped from the set in favour on material from the soon to be released 'Cast of Thousands' album. In actual fact the release of their second and final studio album pretty much coincided with the break up of the band.



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