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

JJ Burnel

Fire & Water Outtakes August 1983
Warsaw 1986 (With Republika)
Le Truck, Lyon, France 5/4/89 (Rat Zone Remaster)
Palais De Congress, Bourges 6/4/89
Festival La Printemps De Bourges 6/4/89 (Rat Zone Remaster)
Arts Centre, Swindon 30/5/00
The Adelphi, Preston 3/12/00 (incomplete)
Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, England 12/12/2000
RFH Purcell Rooms, London 13/12/00
Net FM (3 Songs) 2001
3 Men And Black Liverpool 12/2/03
JJ & Baz Session Jonathan Ross Show BBC Radio 2 28/2/04
The Bierkeller, Bristol 22/11/05
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow 26/11/05
Fred & George
RTE Radio Session, Ireland 22/10/10 (with Baz Warne)
JJ Burnel and Baz Warne on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends' 03/12

Arts Centre, Swindon 30/5/00