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

Monday, 30 August 2021

Interruption to Normal Service - An Explanation

Regular visitors to this site may have noticed that activity on Aural Sculptors has dipped of late. This is due to i) preparations to return Mo to Manchester so she can resume her Fine Art degree after an enforced 10 month return to the family seat, ii) my son returning home after completion of his MSc, iii) selling my mother-in-laws flat so that she can relocate to Cumbria and iv) preparation for some major home improvements that will see builders in the house for the next two months! This last task has been the most laborious. A collection of approximately 4,000 CDs needs to be rehoused from their current location. For the bootlegs (about 50% of the collection) this entails reprinting of artwork and transfer from jewel cases to plastic wallets in order to reduce the shelf space required for storage (I know it could all be on a hard drive, but I am a bit old fashioned!). This is very time consuming and tedious to say the least, but normal service will resume shortly.

Thanks for your patience!


  1. Best wishes Ade. NB - old-fashioned rocks - never keep files purely on drives!

  2. Home improvements = more space for your collection? :-)
    Take your time.

  3. What kind of plastic wallets do you use for the cd's?
    I have to reduce space too...

  4. No need for excuses - it's just wonderful to know you're there...

  5. Courage for your work, full success for the future.