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

Monday, 15 April 2013

Written In Red Promotional Store Appearance HMV Birmingham 27th January 1997

Here I have to admit I'm not too well informed. The 'Written In Red' album is one of two studio albums that I do not own (the other being 'Coup De Grace' should you care to know), I kind of know the songs but am certainly not over familiar with them. Nevertheless, as I have stated before, I want the site to be representative of the whole span of their long career (hence previous calls for PR era assistance).

My thanks for this one again goes to Paul Nesbitt. This is a short promotional appearance in Birmingham's HMV on the release day.

If someone wants to add some artwork, please feel free.


Artwork (Thanks MeAnIe):

01. Introduction
02. Reap What You Sow
03. In Heaven She Walks
04. Leave It To The Dogs
05. Valley Of The Birds
06. Strange Little Girl
07. Daddy's Riding The Range


  1. Hi Adrian
    Thanks for the Great post tonight.
    All the best

  2. brill post .more pr era if you can find 'em pretty please.

  3. Thanks for this, it's actually really good because of the omission of WIR stuff!!!