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

Monday 25 May 2020

20 From '82 (6) Adam And The Ants Birmingham Odeon 18th Janurary 1982

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions since establishing this site, Adam And the Ants was my first gig in December 1981. For sure they were no longer at their best, the real danger in the band had been replaced by pantomime dramatics by the time of 'The Prince Charming Review'. That said I was 12 years old and it was a proper gig... and even then my highlights of the show were 'Physical' and 'Cartrouble', missing here in Birmingham but played in Brighton.

I was recently sent this gig from the tour and it is great quality, well worthy of a listen.

MP3 (as received): Recording appears to be a rip of the Drury Lane video release and as officially released material I have removed it from the site. Sorry about that.

01. Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios
02. Five Guns West
03. That Voodoo
04. S.E.X.
05. Scorpios
06. Antmusic
07. Don't Be Square (Be There)
08. Prince Charming
09. The Human Beings
10. Ants Invasion
11. Killer in the Home
12. Mowhok
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. Jolly Roger
15. Los Rancheros
16. Christian D'or
17. Kings of the Wild Frontier
18. Ant Rap
19. Physical (You're So)


  1. a sign of the times, just look at that ticket price. I've got old tickets from 1983/84 at £2-£3...I can't even remember if that was a lot back then. about 3 years ago my daughter went to see Andy Black live [Black Veil Brides] and got a VIP Meet And Greet ticket. that guy charged £150 for him to say hello and let you take his photo...diabolical!!!

  2. HI Adrian
    Do you have The Ants from Brighton on the 28th and 29th December at all??I have the 30th.

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