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 20 November 2020

The Outcasts John Peel Session 13th May 1981


The Outcasts in Holywood on the edge of Belfast in 1981

Here are Belfast's The Outcasts with the first of two sessions their recorded for John Peel. The band are still playing.

01. Gang Warfare
02. Chat
03. Machine Gun
04. Chat
05. Programme Love
06. The End Of The Rising Sun