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, 1 March 2020

The Damned Top Rank Brighton 4th October 1982

Following on from a recent post featuring The Damned on the wonderful 'Strawberries' tour, I was sent another gig from the following day when the band terrorised Brighton. Many thanks for sharing! Again excellent quality for you listening pleasure.

MP3 (as received):


01. Ignite
02. Disco Man
03. Generals
04. I Just Can't Be Happy Today
05. Stranger On The Town
06. Wait For The Blackout
07. Bad Time For Bonzo
08. Curtain Call
09. Dozen Girls
10. Love Song
11. Smash It Up (Parts 1 & 2)
12. Looking At You
13. New Rose
14. Hippy Hippy Shake
15. Noise Noise Noise
16. Citadel


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  2. Thanks for this. I was at the Hichin Regal gig on the 6th October 1982. The nuns were dancing and miming to some of the new numbers. first and last time I ever heard Citadle live