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

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Nosferatu - The Tour?

All of the press pieces announcing the imminent arrival of 'Nosferatu' went on to state that live dates were in the planning stage. Like the film of the soundtrack the tour was never to be.

Just imagine how good it could have been. A series of dates in authentic Victorian theatres.... perhaps ex-music halls across the land (assuming that the authorities would have allowed a Strangler to cross the thresholds of such venues) in which the tragedy of 'Nosferatu' was played out on stage. Guests could have abounded...... Dury, Devo, Underwood....

'Night of a 1000 vampires' 40 years before it crossed The Damned's minds!

So what happened.... did JJ take his mate aside to deliver some words of warning based on his own experiences of a solo tour earlier in the same year? Is anyone able to shed any light on the why's and the wherefore's of this non-event?

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