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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Saturday, 17 October 2020

Aldos Hideaway Lyndhurst New Jersey 16th October 1980


A tad late with this one but hey! An astounding 40 years ago the band took the Meninblack to New Jersey as part of the Who Wants the World? tour. The smallest place that they had ever played except for when Hugh played in his Mother's womb..... according to the man himself. Not a bad audience recording, were it not for the berk yelling for 'I Feel Like a Waaaarrrrgggg' throughout the set. But what's not to love, The Stranglers in a club in a tiny town in New Jersey... I for one wouldn't have minded sweating it out in there that night.



01. Shah Shah A Go Go
02. Ice
03. Toiler On The Sea
04. Duchess
05. Hanging Around
06. Baroque Bordello
07. Down In The Sewer
08. Who Wants The World?
09. Thrown Away
10. Just Like Nothing on Earth
11. Threatened
12. Tank
13. Nuclear Device
14. Genetix
15. 5 Minutes
16. The Raven

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