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.

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Gaumont Southampton 19th November 1981

Today, 35 years ago, the first leg of the 'La Folie Tour' concluded at the Rainbow in London. Here's a south-coast set from The Gaumont in Southampton.



01. Waltzinblack
02. Non Stop
03. Threatened
04. Just Like Nothing On Earth
05. Second Coming
06. Meninblack
07. Who Wants The World
08. Baroque Bordello
09. Golden Brown
10. Tramp
11. Thrown Away
12. Tank
13. I Feel Like A Wog
14. The Man They Love To Hate
15. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
16. Nuclear Device
17. Genetix
18. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
19. Bring On The Nubiles
20. Duchess
21. The Raven


  1. I was there!! I actually bought the TaXi girl album later as well.

  2. I was there!! I actually bought the TaXi girl album later as well.