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

Recordings for Replacement

Ole Man Rivers New Orleans 20/4/81
Horseshoe Tavern Toronto (Audience version) 14/4/78
Parma Palasport 3/7/80
Castel St Angelo Rome 2/7/80
Whisky A Go Go 8/11/80
The Hexagon Reading 18/3/90
Midsummer Buzz Festival, Weston-Super-Mare 3/6/06
Musique En Stock Festival, Clues 8/7/06


  1. Hi
    I can send you Ole man rivers and the Italy gigs, the Toronto one is in progress!

  2. Let me check my stuff I may be able to help with the others.

  3. hi Ade

    Castel St Angelo can be found here:

  4. Hi I have the Reading show on tape, I havent played it all the way through but there are some issues on the intro and Shah Shah, phasing and tape speed once it gets going though it is a pretty nice recording. I know some of these 10 shows were a bit longer but this is on a C90. Will give it a good listen and maybe try and upload it. Cheers

  5. I have the Whisky a go go gig on tape, sure it's on cd too , ,i'll have a look

  6. I have a A+ audience tape of Stranglers at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, on the 10 tour. It was done by a mate, and not seen it elsewhere? Will need to transfer to digital tho.

    1. Have you digitised the tape yet?

      If, not..i can do it.