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

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Country Club Reseda California 8th May 1983

What a wonderful surprise to momentarily lift this everlasting lockdown endurance challenge that we are all doing our level best to deal with. A hitherto 'lost' recording from the US Feline dates! Great sounding with Hugh on top form in terms of audience engagement with his piss taking of the Los Angeles punk scene of the privileged! Dave also gets a nice mention just prior to the opening to Nubiles. Thanks a million to the original Dime poster!




01. Intro
02. Nuclear Device
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Ships That Pass In The Night
05. It’s A Small World
06. Just Like Nothing On Earth
07. Who Wants The World?
08. Never Say Goodbye
09. Baroque Bordello
10. Golden Brown
11. Midnight Summer Dream
12. The European Female
13. Tramp
14. The Raven
15. No More Heroes
16. London Lady
17. Talk
18. Bring On The Nubiles

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