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.

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Monday, 16 March 2020

Squeeze Paard van Troje Den Haag 16th March 1980

Here is a great anniversary recording of one of the country's greatest bands.Just take a look at that set.... hit after hit after hit.



  1. Thanks for this, Adrian - never got into them way back when, but time to catch up now ... by the way, says of the group's third album, released a month before this gig: "Argybargy was re-issued in 2008 as a two disc deluxe edition. The first disc includes the original album, the two bonus cuts from the 1997 reissue, and seven additional bonus tracks. The second disc contains a concert recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on 9 March 1980 (so, a week before this gig, and which has almost exactly the same tracklist), plus a US radio commercial for the album.

    Radio Commercial – 1:05
    "Slap and Tickle" – 3:54
    "Touching Me Touching You" – 2:07
    "Slightly Drunk" – 2:40
    "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" – 3:44
    "Hop Skip and Jump"
    "Funny How It Goes" – 3:18
    "Another Nail in My Heart" – 2:55
    "Cool for Cats" – 3:46
    "Mess Around" – 2:37
    "I Think I'm Go Go" – 4:55
    "Take Me I'm Yours"
    "If I Didn't Love You" – 3:54
    "Strong in Reason" – 4:06
    "It's So Dirty" – 3:02
    "Goodbye Girl" – 4:14
    "Up the Junction" – 3:03
    "There at the Top"
    "Going Crazy" – 4:59"


    Dave Sez.

  2. The file appears to be their gig in Toronto, April 11, 1980