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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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Sheffield City Hall 13th February 1983

This one is posted for Mark Senior who along with Phil Coxon are responsible for a highly readable blow by blow account of the trials an tribulations of touring the hard way (shop doorways for bedrooms etc!). I would post the link, but the official site appears to be down as I write this (besides which you should know where it is anyway!).

So, thanks lads!



1. Intro
2. Nuclear Device
3. Toiler On The Sea
4. Ships That Pass In The Night
5. Its A Small World
6. Just Like Nothing on Earth
7. No More Heroes
8. Who Wants The World
9. Never Say Goodbye
10. Baroque Bordello
11. Golden Brown

1. Princess Of The Streets
2. Midnight Summer Dream
3. European Female
4. Tramp
5. The Raven
6. Duchess
7. London Lady
8. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
9. Down in the Sewer (aborted)
10. Genetix

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Adrian, Mark and Phils account was a great read. I've been listening to a lot of the boots from this tour recently and I remember all of the whining in the press about it, one of them reviewed the album as "Feeble"instead of Feline, can't remember which now. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, they may have changed their style for this album, but it was the last tour without the gimmicky stuff i.e horns, bowler hats etc. Some very fond memories of Feline.