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, 27 October 2013

'Rock Goes To College' University of Surrey, Guildford 19t November 1978

The Don & Phil of Punk Rock
Guildford 1978
To tie in with the anniversary article on the Guildford debacle on the official site (here), this is a good opportunity to repost the five tracks that were recorded on that day.
01. Ugly
02. I Feel Like AWog
03. Bring On The Nubiles
04. Burning Up Time
05. Hanging Around


  1. If you would like, Adrian, I have the full show sourced from the BBC master tapes - only the five tracks of music you mention but including the "DJ Intro" (1:24) and the chaotic ending "F*** Off !" (7:57), 192kbps, 42 MB. Just drop me a mail, cheers, Dave Sez.

  2. Hi Dave, thanks for the offer, but I think that this is the same recording that you refer to, with the long run out as bemused punters and BBC technicians alike wonder whether The Stranglers are going to make a reappearance or not!