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

Saturday, 4 November 2017

20 From '86 (1) RCH Nottingham 28th October 1986

OK, I haven't done one of these for a while, but here is the start of what will be over the coming days a series of gigs from 1986. True, by this time, Stock, Aitken and Waterman had the charts in a stranglehold, everything was bouncy and over produced but there were diamonds in the rough.... you just had to seek them out that's all.

As this is predominantly a Stranglers site, they can get the ball rolling with this Dreamtime date from Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall.



01. Intro
02. No More Heroes
03. Was It You?
04. Down In The Sewer
05. Nice In Nice
06. Punch And Judy
07. Souls
08. Always The Sun
09. La Folie
10. Strange Little Girl
11. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
12. Who Wants The World
13. Big In America
14. Duchess
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Shakin Like A Leaf
17. Uptown
18. Tank
19. Toiler On The Sea
20. Spain
21. Hanging Around
22. London Lady


  1. Thanx 4 sharing this,much appreciated.

  2. ooh nice one, I was at this gig!

  3. nice one. didnt have this... great quality. runs a bit fast will do a remaster..! ta. Dom P