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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Thursday 5 November 2020

The Channel Boston 14th October 1980


From the American leg of the 'Who Wants The World?' tour here's a great gig from Boston, which the band and Hugh on top form.



01. Intro
02. Shah Shah A Go Go
03. Ice
04. Toiler On The Sea
05. Duchess
06. Hanging Around
07. Baroque Bordello
08. Down In The Sewer
09. Who Wants The World
10. Thrown Away
11. Just Like Nothing on Earth
12. Threatened
13. Tank
14. Nuclear Device
15. Genetix
16. 5 Minutes
17. The Raven


  1. Thanks for this.

  2. Cheers! Can't believe i never heard this or owned it before!!!!