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, 16 January 2021

The Forum Melbourne Australia 7th February 2020


As we wait on yet another inevitable tour announcement here is one of the few gigs that the band (and indeed any band) managed to play in 2020. Their gig at the Town Hall in Auckland eight days later would be their last before COVID-19 closed everything down. The gig has added poignancy for other reasons of course.

Melbourne 7th February 2020 (Crew photo)

01. Waltzinblack
02. Duchess
03. Norfolk Coast
04. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
05. I've Been Wild
06. No Mercy
07. Nice 'N' Sleazy
08. The Raven
09. 5 Minutes
10. Unbroken
11. Golden Brown
12. Always The Sun
13. Time To Die
14. Skin Deep
15. Nuclear Device
16. Peaches
17. 15 Steps
18. Walk On By
19. Something Better Change
20. Relentless
21. Hanging Around
22. Tank
23. No More Heroes

The complete gig is also on Youtube as well should you with to kill a couple of hours on a miserable, cold lockdown Saturday.


  1. Who would have known that only another 7 gigs for the year, 6 of those following the boys around Aus then NZ. Awesome support band in Australia called the Gooch Palms. Check them out. Looking forward to returning to live shows in a couple of weeks, funnily enough, Leroy McQueen from the Goochies

  2. Anyone noticed this..? Tank is on twice, 20 Relentless, is Tank, should be Relentless, and 22 Tank is Tank.

  3. Ah, I can see that. Sorry but this is the way that I have the files. If anyone has a different version....

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