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

Monday, 28 January 2013

New Links - Work In Progress

A proportion of the links on this site do not work - a hangover from the fall of Megaupload. I am in the process of adding new links (I have most of the files backed up). Be patient, it's a time consuming process, but I will get there.

If there are any specific posts that folk are after, please email me or leave a comment and I will prioritise those files.

Here's a list of recently repaired links:

Nashville Rooms, London 10/10/76
Top Rank, Sheffield, England 19/10/77
Rock Goes to College, Guildford University, England 19/10/78
Stone Club, San Francisco, USA 9/5/81
Ipswich Gaumont, England 5/2/82
John Cooper Clarke John Peel Session 3rd October 1978
Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany 21/12/84
Aural Fantasy LP (Aural Sculpture & Dreamtime Demos)
Conference Centre, Brighton 4/3/85
Amnesty International Festival, Milton Keynes, England 18/6/88
The Damned Amnesty International Festival, Milton Keynes, England 19/6/88


  1. A request for the Bordeaux 1979 Raven gig (if you think the quality's up to it)... cheers, Dave Sez.

  2. Belay that request - or add another one! A live outing for Sverige??? Gotta hear that! Could you add the Nashville Old Codgers '78 to the list, please? Ta muchly, Dave Sez.

  3. I take it that you found it then Dave.

  4. Found it Adrian and thanks a million. I dropped a comment in the old post for those lazy surfers like me who hadn't checked it all out. Cheers, Dave Sez.

  5. Brilliant - thanks so much for the Old Codgers and for keeping these recordings available for all! Cheers, Dave Sez.