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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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cobra Lounge Chicago 7th and 8th June 2013

Here's something from the Stateside leg of the 'Giants' tour. The band played two nights at Chicago's Cobra Lounge and here we have the full gig from the first night (7th June) and a handful of tracks, including a couple omitted from the previous night's set from the second night (8th June).

MP3 (as recieved):

7th June:
8th June:


7th June 2013

01. Toiler On The Sea
02. Goodbye Toulouse
03. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
04. Norfolk Coast
05. Nuclear Device (The Wizard Of Aus)
06. Freedom Is Insane
07. Mercury Rising
08. Peaches
09. Relentless
10. Golden Brown
11. Skin Deep
12. Always The Sun
13. Walk On By
14. Burning Up Time
15. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
16. Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)
17. Who Wants The World?
18. Time Was Once On My Side
19. Duchess
20. No More Heroes (Intro)
21. No More Heroes
22. Hanging Around

8th June 2013

01. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
02. Golden Brown
03. A Soldier’s Diary
04. Unbroken
05. No More Heroes

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