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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Wednesday 8 April 2020

Emerald City Cherry Hills NJ 11th April 1981

An early Easter gift for you good people, seeing as the Bank Holiday weekend is going to be indistinguishable from any other day in the past three weeks!. Dom P has been tinkering again with a couple of versions of a great New Jersey gig played on the Meninblack tour of 1981.

So in Dom's own words....

'Here is a new mix I made of Emerald City  from some seriously good versions that were on Dime a while back but I never released them publicly… This wees on everything that has come before.

It is from two sources, one of which had a decent chunk of Baroque Bordello.... and also has some banter missing from other versions. The intro and outro are extended so likely the taper taped the gig literally live….as the announcer at the end gives up on the encore!

All other versions I’ve remixed in the past have been lossy as well. But this is full res…and lower gen recordings!! Fantastic Easter release in time for the Second Coming!!!!'

Cheers as always Dom!



01. Intro (Waltzinblack)
02. Threatened
03. The Raven
04. Toiler On The Sea
05. Just Like Nothing On Earth
06. Thrown Away
07. Who Wants The World?
08. Baroque Bordello (Part)
09. Second Coming
10. Meninblack
11. Shah Shah A Go Go
12. Hallow To Our Men
13. Tank
14. Nuclear Device
15. Genetix

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I was at this show. We had a great time!