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 3 January 2016

Rainbow Theatre London 7th March 1981

And whilst I do not have Modern Eon's set from the Rainbow gig I go have the headliner's set, or at least some of it.



01. Intro/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. Tank
10. Nuclear Device
11. Genetix
12. Duchess
13. Hanging Around


  1. Cheers Ade - always nice to have one I attended. On the subject of support bands, who were the comedy duo that did (if memory serves) a Harry Enfield type routine that ended with them encouraging the crowd to shout 'Fuck Off' and 'Wankers' at them? I'm thinking Hammersmith, mid eighties...?

  2. Great share, many thanks.
    Mr. C