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

Friday, 15 March 2013

Two Well Known Fans Take The Drop March 2013

L to R: Paul Bibby (White wine), Paul Cooklin (Yet more white wine), Baz Warne (Guitar), Dave Greenfield (Keyboards)
'Pissing When You Can't Whistle' Slang. To go to the gallows.
Here's a photo I was sent today that raised a smile!
Don't worry, rather than being evidence of yet another line up change within The Stranglers, the photo actually shows two very tired 'road warriors' on tour with the band. If you look carefully, you can see a trickle of Pinot Grigio exiting Paul Cooklin's left ear.
Actually, if truth be known, this picture was taken en route to Edinburgh, some 24 hours before The Stranglers set foot onto the stage for the first night of the tour....... so maybe they're just getting on a bit!

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