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, 17 January 2013

IMPORTANT - Changes To Rapidshare Policy

Some changes in Rapidshare policy, effective from 16th January 2013, may have resulted in user attempts to download files from this site being presented with the message:

'Download permission denied by the uploader'

as far as I can gather in an effort to control downloads, all file folder access rights were changed to default to private from public. I have now rearranged my Rapidshare file structure in such a way that downloads should again be possible.

For the next few days, if you do download anything please can you either post a comment or email me to say as much. By the same token please do the same if you continue to encounter problems. I just want to be sure that everything gets back to working order as soon as possible.... otherwise everyone's wasting their time!


  1. rapidshare seems to be back to normal .glad to see the repost any chance of the other megauploads being reposted pretty please.keep up the good kisses and things gummy

  2. Rapidshare all working well.
    Massive thanks for all your efforts here.
    Always look forward to a new post....

    Long live the MIB

  3. Hi Adrian,

    I just found your blog and it seems to be very interesting. I tried to download the UK subs bootleg and Rapidshare said "permission denied by uploader".

    Sad news ...

    Nevertheless thanks in advance for all the nice downloads I will hopefully have!

    Best wishes
    The Racing Rabbit

  4. Hi, to the best of my knowlwdge the rapidshare issue should have been resolved. Please try to download a different gig. The Subs gig you want can also be found here:
    Cheers. Adrian

  5. Hi adrian you mentioned here that rapidshare issue should have ben resolved ? you mend that some things work again if i try downloading it?

    today i tryed to download an abba movie and i got download permision denied maby it has not set to public yet and its still set to private marco

  6. i cannot download anything since the police, if that matters? this is january 20.

  7. hi, just found your blog, as someone directed me here for an UK Subs concert, and the reapidshare says permission denied...been scrolling through the blog a bit and when I see some old things that are also blocked, I give you a second message.

    cheers, thanx. Richard

  8. Try again please. Error rectified!