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

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Adam And The Ants The Factory Manchester 21st July 1979

This is the best  sounding recording that I have heard of the early Ants. The first four tracks are very muddy, but something happens at the point where they launch into 'Family of Noise' and the sound quality improves ten-fold to give the listener a near perfect recording from the Zerox tour.



01. Cartrouble
02. Animals And Men
03. Nine Plan Failed
04. The Day I Met God
05. Family Of Noise
06. Cleopatra
07. Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
08. The Idea
09. Digital Tenderness
10. Tabletalk
11. Catholic Day
12. Kick
13. Zerox
14. Red Scab
15. Lady
16. Hamstead
17. Press Darlings

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