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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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hugh Cornwell The Sage Hall 2 Gatehead 7th April 2011

Here's a good sounding recording from Hugh's 2011 tour on which he played the 'Guilty' album in its entirety.

Originally uploaded as an uncirculated bootleg on Dimeadozen, the uploader kindly said that he was happy for it to be posted on Aural Sculptors. Many thanks Stevieduff.

I have also retained the original link to a review of the gig, here, so there's really not much more for me to say on this one.



1 One Burning Desire
02 Snapper
03 Nerves Of Steel
04 Black Hair Black Eyes Black Suit
05 Hot Head
06 Endless Day Endless Night
07 Five Miles High
08 Sravandrabellagola
09 Long Dead Train
10 Torture Garden
11 House Of Sorrow
12 Toiler On The Sea
13 The Raven
14 Bear Cage
15 School Mam
16 Walk On By
17 I Feel Like A Wog
18 Encore Break and Banter
19 Midnight Summer Dream
20 Hanging Around


  1. thx for this recording ,i went to the manchester academy on this tour,hugh came out to sign a few cds after the show,

  2. Cheers Ade, nice show. I just hope the bloke singing The Raven isn't in the current band!