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, 22 March 2020

Dead Kennedys The Old Waldorf San Francisco 25th October 1979

OK then onto the first live recording of the band. A pretty early one from '79 from a favouraite haunt of theirs, the Old Waldorf. A great recording from Terry Hammer and broadcast on radio at the time.



01. Kill The Poor
02. Funland At The Beach
03. Back In Rhodesia
04. Dreadlocks Of The Suburbs
05. Police Truck
06. Ill In The Head
07. Short Songs
08. California Uber Alles
09. Holiday In Cambodia
10. Chemical Warfare

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