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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Monday, 13 April 2020

20 From '77(7) Warsaw The Rock Garden Middlesbrough 14th September 1977

This is Warsaw, playing what I understand to be their tenth ever gig and only the second gig for drummer Stephen Morris. This version is one of three that I have. It is MP3 but it has the best sound quality of what appears to be available. Bearing in mind that as a live band, gig-wise the nascent band, who, with a name change were to become one of the UK's most iconic bands, were not yet into double figures gig-wise, they sound OK. Not that there is much in there to hint at the moody atmospheric material that was to come for which they are perhaps better known.


01. Reaction
02. Inside The Line
03. Leaders Of Men
04. Novelty
05. At A Later Date
06. Tension
07. The Kill
08. Lost

Note that the tracks listed on this Italian bootleg artwork are in alphabetical order as opposed to the order in which they were played at the gig (see above for correct set).

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