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

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

20 From '83 (11) D.O.A. City Club, Detroit 21st January 1983

Another great band in my opinion and in punk terms quite a significant contrast to The Stranglers. Generally considered as part of the US hardcore scene of the late '70's/early '80's, to my ears, their brand of punk sounded not unlike many British bands of the day, they were certainly more melodic that some of their contemporaries, maybe it was distance that made the difference (D.O.A. hail from Vancouver, B.C.).

In recent years, apart from running a label, front man, Joe 'Shithead' Keithley, has immersed himself in Canadian environmental politics with some degree of success. And in 2013, D.O.A. bow out, playing their last dates, including The Boston Arms in London's Tufnell Park on 12th October.

01. World War
02. Class War
03. America The Beautiful
04. Race Riot
05. Youth Are Kickin’
06. I'm Right, You're Wrong
07. The Enemy
08. Fucked Up Ronnie
09. War In The East
10. War
11. Slumlord
12. I Hate You
13. Singing In The Rain
14. D.O.A.
15. Liar For Hire
16. Let's Fuck
17. Rich Bitch
18. Thirteen
19. New Wave Sucks

1 comment:

  1. great stuff all we need now is some black flag bad brains and some x and we got it all