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

Saturday, 2 February 2013

20 From '79 (14) Siouxsie And The Banshees Aula Der Kantonscule Baden Switzerland 9th June 1979

This is a great recording (I think) of the Banshees in Europe. Personally, I prefer their later material, but with this early-ish set it is clear that Susan and the boys were taking punk in another direction entirely. This is my whole point about 1979.... bands started looking forwards and making new sounds, that took British music on to the next level. Furthermore, there is certainly no doubt that Siouxsie (along with the likes of Pauline Black, Poly Styrene, Debbie Harry, Ari Up etc etc) created a space for women in the music business that simply had not previously existed.



01. Mirage
02. Playground Twist
03. Mittageisen
04. Switch
05. Overground
06. Icon
07. Placebo Effect
08. Regal Zone
09. Jigsaw Feeling
10. Hong Kong Garden
11. Suburban Relapse
12. Helter Skelter
13. Love In A Void


  1. outstanding work you've been doing! cheers!

  2. Cheers for the Siouxsie Bootleg, creat sound & a great band.


  3. Great bootleg , not many Siouxsie gigs pre 80 are this clear quality. Also great track listing , even Sioux excelled on the night!
    Paul Barlow