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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Monday, 7 September 2020

20 From '82 (14) The Damned Marquee Club London 15th December 1982


And just to force the message home that rather than being anti-change, Wardour Street's Marquee Club played host to all of the punk 'luminaries', many of whom returned to its small stage long after they had outgrown the club circuit. The Damned were one such example. Here they are playing one of three Christmas gigs at the end of 1982. Great set and lots of the usual abuse from and at the man Sensible. Many thanks to the 'Second Time Around' site for sharing the file.

MP3 (as received):


01. Ignite
02. Disco Man
03. Generals
04. I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
05. Stranger On The Town
06. Wait For The Blackout
07. Bad Time For Bonzo
08. Lively Arts
09. Melody Lee
10. Love Song
11. New Rose
12. Smash It Up (Part 1 & 2)
13. Noise Noise Noise
14. Hippy Hippy Shake
15. Pretty Vacant
16. Ballroom Blitz
17. Happy Talk

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