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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Sunday, 20 December 2020

Aural Sculpture Demos 17 Track Version


Here's a collection of demos posted on request. This is essentially a fuller version of the Rat Zone demo CD that can be found here. This version has a number of second takes of songs. I keep saying it but some of the best songs from the Aural Sculpture sessions were wrongly consigned to B-sides when they should have been on the album proper.... all a bit late now.



01. Skin Deep (1)
02. Punch And Judy (1)
03. Hitman
04. North Winds (1)
05. Skin Deep (2)
06. In One Door (1)
07. Souls
08. Achilles Heel
09. Punch & Judy (2)
10. Hot Club
11. The Beast
12. Here & There
13. Vladimir And The Beast
14. Shakin’ Like A Leaf
15. Head On The Line
16. In One Door (2)
17. North Winds (2)

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