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, 31 August 2015

Chelsea Klubfoot (Clarendon Hotel) Hammersmith 6th February 1988

Still going strong, Chelsea, a '77 vintage band of the first wave are captured here doing a great sounding, though relatively short set, in London.

FLAC (new link with additional Acklam Hall (1980) tracks):

01. Decide
02. Evacuate
03. No One's Coming Outside
04. All The Downs
05. How Do You Know?
06. War Across The Nation
07. Only Thinking
08. I Fought The Law
09. You Really Got Me
10. Urban Kids
11. Right To Work

And also on a Chelsea theme, I came across this little piece on Youtube recently. A punk tour of London (at least central London) made by James Stevenson Chelsea's former guitarist.


  1. Excellent piece by an excellent guitarist!, Chelsea better than ever these days. Fascinating for those of us on the periphery of it all at the time to hear about the venue history around central London.

  2. Can you please re up this thank you?