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.

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Saturday, 22 February 2020

The Damned Top Rank Reading 3rd October 1982

A great sounding Damned recording from The Strawberries tour, the time when I think I'd like to have seen them most. This for ma has always been the best line up of the band. A great set for 'Strawberries' fans with no less than 7 songs included from the then new album.



01. Ignite
02. Disco Man
03. Generals
04. I Just Can't Be Happy Today
05. Stranger on the Town
06. Wait For The Blackout
07. Bad Time For Bonzo
08. Curtain Call
09. Dozen Girls
10. Limit Club (Cut)
11. Gun Fury
12. Melody Lee
13. Under The Floor Again
14. Love Song
15. Smash It Up
16. Looking At You
17. Hippy Hippy Shake


  1. Thanks for this, saw them 6 days later on the 9th. So this will be good to hear.


  2. My favourite Damned album. Nice post *doffs cap*