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 22 September 2023

20 From '81 (13) Killing Joke City Hall St Albans 3rd July 1981


Without doubt, one of the most influential, innovative and enduring bands to have come out of the punk/post punk landscape. No other band sounds like them which is no mean feat nearly 70 years since Elvis. I admire this band for their courage to experiment where other bands opt to play it safe. Those experiments don't always pay off, but when they do something extraordinary results.



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