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, 28 August 2020

Anarcho Punk in 500 pieces


I have to admit that over the last 35 years or so I have been partial to a bit of anarcho punk. Crass, Conflict, Rudimentary Peni and Subhumans.... whilst not an anarchist, the words as well as the actions of these bands has been a big influence on my life since my mid teens. 

Little did I suspect that an appreciation of these bands and their undoubtedly iconic sleeve artwork would find expression in the form of jigsaw puzzles!

And yet, I have to admit (your shit... AYS remember them?) I am quite partial to the calming influence of a large jigsaw and they have been very popular in our house during the COVID situation.

If you like the therapeutic benefits of fitting long sought after pieces together, but like something a bit more edgy (edgy jigsaws!) than puppies, kittens and other chocolate box scenes, take a look here:

P.S. I am not on a commission!

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