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, 4 April 2022

Krakatoa Bordeaux 6th December 2021


It pains me a tad to put this up, this being one of the two French gigs that I had lined up until the omichron variant reared its little bastard spikey head and made travel impractical once again. Nevertheless, I am very glad to have it as I think that it is one of the best recordings that Chatts has achieved and I thank him for it. Dom also sprinkled some audio fairy dust over it and what you have is an extremely good document of the European leg of the last full tour. Okay, 'And If You See Dave' was yet to make an appearance (that emotional roller coaster was held in reserve for the fans back home), but there is 'La Folie' in there and I am never gonna complain about that being in a Stranglers set! Enjoy this gem from Bordeaux!

If you wanna split it the artwork reflects CD 2 starting with 'White Stallion'.

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