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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Saturday, 4 April 2020

'A Night In London' The Rainbow London 4th April 1980

Ignore the date on the sleeve, cross-checking against the multitude of versions of this well known bootleg in circulation I believe that this is a recording of the second night (i.e. 4th April). Worth downloading as the volume is better than is the case for the '.... And then they were three' bootleg. This is another Rat Zone remaster. Cheers.



  1. This should be 03/04/80.

  2. I bought this album from a record store in Birmingham called the plastic factory around 30 years ago and I paid around £25
    I still have it in perfect Condition as I've only ever played it around 3 times.