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

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Angelic Upstarts Butlins Minehead 9th March 2019

Here's a great recording from last year's 'Great British Alternative Music Festival' in Minehead. The Upstarts never fail to deliver a set full of passion and commitment to their message. Mensi is his usual shy and retiring self as he and the band run through some of the band's greatest songs beefed up with a couple of tracks from their recent album 'Bullingdon Bastards'. Many thanks to the original uploader to Dime.



01. Intro
02. Two Million Voices
03. Never 'ad Nothin'
04. Student Power
05. Mr Politician
06. Tories, Tories, Tories (Out, Out, Out)
07. Give The Fox A Gun
08. You're Nicked
09. Solidarity
10.Woman in Disguise
11. Last Night Another Soldier
12. Leave Me Alone
13. Machine Gun Kelly
14. Police Oppression
15. I'm An Upstart
16. The Murder of Liddle Towers

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