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

Thursday 31 August 2023

The Vapors Opera House Blackpool 4th August 2023


The Vapors had the task of playing before the the human force of nature that is in the form of Henry Rollins and they did OK. 'Turning Japanese' was the first single that I bought with my own money (before I exchanged in for B.A. Robertson's 'Kool In The Kaftan' of all things as my next door neighbour purchased 'TJ' at the same time and I thought that we were missing a trick as we could tape each others records.... but remember 'Home Taping Is Killing Music' so don't do it kids.... unless you are 11!

Straddling mod and punk genres at the time of the '79 mod-revival they were/are a solid band!



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