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

Sunday, 21 July 2013

20 From '83 (7) Public Image Limited Top Rank Brighton 2nd November 1983

Here's Johnny! In 1983 PiL had their biggest hit in the form of 'This Is Not A Love Song' and the same year the band toured. Touring however was a logistical problem for John Lydon as at this point in time he was PiL. Jah Wobble was long gone and other founding member Keith Levine parted company with the singer earlier in '83. So it was a group of hired guns that toured this year.

Sadly I missed this then local gig for me, although many of my mates did go. Unfortunately this is an incomplete set but on the upside the quality is very good.




01. Public Image
02. Annalisa
03. Religion
04. Low Life
05. Bad Baby
06. Memories
07. Flowers Of Romance
08. Chant
09. Encore Break
10. Anarchy In The UK

PiL on The Tube
28th October 1983