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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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

National Ballroom Kilburn London 11th October 1992

This is one of about a dozen of the MkII gigs that I did attend. Earlier in the year, Gunta and I had moved into a flat just off Kilburn High Road, literally a two minute walk from the National. The novelty of seeing the Stranglers so close to home overcame my misgivings about where the band were heading at that time and we went along. I do not think that I made it through to the end of this gig, bailing out at the encore!

See what you think. Any comments should be constructive, the who is better, who is best debate ran it's course many years ago! For my part, at this point the entire dynamic of the band had changed in a much more dramatic way than the shift from a 4 piece to a 5 piece outfit (remember the band had gone out on the 10 tour as a 5 piece).... something else was happening here.

Dom P's remastered version!



  1. Time To Die
  2. Toiler On The Sea
  3. Sometimes
  4. I Feel Like A Wog
  5. The Raven
  6. Strange Little Girl
  7. 96 Tears
  8. Someone Like You
  9. Always The Sun
  10. Heaven Or Hell
  11. Laughing At The Rain

  1. Never See
  2. Hanging Around
  3. London Lady
  4. All Day And All Of The Night
  5. Sugar Bullets
  6. Tank
  7. Something Better Change
  8. No More Heroes
  9. Duchess
  10. Go Buddy Go


  1. Is there another link for this one as i've been looking for any gigs from 1992. Would be really appreciated. thanks the madhatter