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, 1 June 2013

Toronto (Venue Unknown) 30th May 1981

The Stranglers
June 1981

This one is dedicated to those who saw the band in Toronto last night (32 years and a day after this gig). This is also for the poor sods who lost out in the Detroit Visagate affair (a very poor substitute though it is).



01. Threatened
02. The Raven
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Just Like Nothing On Earth
05. Thrown Away
06. Who Wants The World?
07. Baroque Bordello
08. Second Coming
09. The Meninblack
10. Shah Shah A Go Go

01. Ice
02. Hallow To Our Men
03. Tank
04. Nuclear Device
05. Genetix
06. Bring On The Nubiles
07. Hanging Around
08. Down In The Sewer


  1. Great post. I'm trying to remember if this was the gig I saw all those years ago. Do you know who the opening act(s) was/were?

  2. As always, excellent stuff...... many thanks for this, the best site on the net!!!!

  3. this was The Concert Hall in Toronto