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, 23 February 2020

The Pogues McGonagles Dublin 1st March 1985

I don't think that I've posted anything from the Pogues before, and yet their first three albums are punk/folk classics. Sadly, I missed them in 1985, first seeing them around the time of 'If I Should Fall from Grace with God'. What a force they were, absolutely brilliant live.... at a time before the drink and drugs reduced Shane to a shadow of his former self.

Here's a soundboard recording from Dublin in '85.



01. Greenland Whale Fisheries
02. Repeal Of The Licensing Laws
03. Boys From The County Hell
04. Whiskey You're The Devil
05. Transmetropolitan
06. A Pair Of Brown Eyes
07. Dark Streets Of London
08. Streams Of Whiskey
09. Sally MacLennane
10. The Auld Triangle
11. Kitty
12. Dingle Regatta
13. Poor Paddy
14. The Battle Of Brisbane
15. Waxie's Dargle
16. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
17. Muirshin Durkin
18. Boys From The County Hell

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