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

Friday, 17 April 2020

Punk Lives Issue 1

Punk! lives was a short lived publication that tapped into the latter stages of punk in the UK, especially the UK '82 scene. To the best of my knowledge it ran for only eleven issues. It had a bit 'Smash Hits' in its approach in its style of writing but nevertheless it was, I am sure, a read for many people who visit this site. Starting with this issue 1, I will put up an issue a week.... provided that in this current situation I can get my shit together sufficiently to remember what day of the week it is!

Stay safe!


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