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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Saturday 16 May 2020

The Palais Theatre Melbourne Australia 15th May 1985

Missed the birthday by a few hours.... never mind. Here are the band on their first return to Australia since their ill-fated visit in 1979.Some variations to the usual Sculpture set and the inclusion of Nuclear Device, for obvious reasons.

This recording also includes the (then) complete Chronicles of Vladimir - just to wind the crowd up that bit more. 'Viva Vlad!' and 'Vladimir And The Pearl' were to complete our Russian friend's adventures across the globe.



01. Vladimir & Olga
02. Vladimir & Sergei
03. Vladimir & The Beast
04. Vladimir Goes To Havana
05. Aural Sculpture Manifesto
06. Something Better Change
07. Dead Ringer
08. No Mercy
09. Souls
10. Nice 'N' Sleazy
11. Skin Deep
12. Let Me Down Easy
13. Midnight Summer Dream
14. Golden Brown
15. Strange Little Girl
16. Peaches
17. Shakin' Like A Leaf
18. Death And Night And Blood
19. Threatened
20. Punch & Judy
21. Hanging Around
22. I Feel Like A Wog
23. Down In The Sewer
24. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
25. Nuclear Device
26. Toiler On The Sea

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