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

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Roberts Years - Can Anyone Help Fill An 'Ole?

I have posted on this point before, but I thought I'd ask again. It was always my intention to ensure that this site is fully representative of all stages of the band’s extraordinary career. In doing so, the hope is to cater for as broader cross-section of the fan base as possible.  I can do this quite nicely over about two thirds of the career span but hit a bit of a drought in the middle.

Is anyone able to assist with the gaps in the fossil record in the MkII-III period. Please feel free to drop me an email.

Many thanks,



  1. Hi Adrian, I'm on the same page there, my enthusiasm completely died with the advent of P.R. I think the only gigs I have from that era are from your site.

  2. Same here - although I have the Summer XS gig and the time they were on Nicky Campbell's show on Radio One and did four songs live in the studio, if you're interested...?