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

Friday 2 April 2021

The Stranglers Frankfurt Volks Burlingsheim 2nd April 1985 - UPGRADE


Now this isn't bad for service. Within 24 hours of posting this, Dom P sent me an remastered version tat as always brings with it a significant quality improvement. Many thanks Dom!


From exactly 36 years ago tonight The Stranglers took Aural Sculpture to Frankfurt. Standard set for the time and a bit muddy sounding but hey!



01. Intro
02. Something Better Change
03. Uptown
04. Dead Ringer
05. No Mercy
06. Souls
07. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
08. Skin Deep
09. Let Me Down Easy
10. Midnight Summer Dream
11. European Female
12. Golden Brown

01. Strange Little Girl
02. Peaches
03. Death & Night & Blood
04. Threatened
05. Punch & Judy
06. Hanging Around
07. I Feel Like A Wog
08. Down In The Sewer
09. Nubiles (Cocktail Version)
10. Toiler On The Sea


  1. Thanks for this, this scrubs up really nice is you fancy an instant upgrade!

  2. Check your email in the morning! It's a cracking performance from what I've listened to so far! No speed correction needed too, so a good transfer.