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, 31 October 2020

Sham 69 Outlook Club Doncaster 10th January 1978


Here's an early example of a Sham gig. Early in that the band run run through all of their material before returning for an encore in the literal sense to play 'Rip Off' and 'Borstal Breakout' again. Introduced by Danny Baker, until recently part of the 'Sniffin' Glue' editorial team, this set features material from the first singles and the debut album 'Tell Us The Truth'. Jim is on good ranting form throughout!



01. Red London
02. I Don’t Wanna
03. I’m A Man, I’m A Boy
04. Hey Little Rich Boy
05. Rip Off
06. Ulster Boy
07. Banter
08. I Don’t Understand
09. George Davis Is Innocent
10. Borstal Breakout
11. What About The Lonely
12. It’s Never Too Late
13. Encore Break
14. Banter
15. Rip Off
16. Borstal Breakout

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