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

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ruts DC Marquee, London 27th February 1981

Here's a great sounding recording of Ruts DC at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Now sadly without Malcolm Owen, Segs does a stirling job handling the vocals (couldn't have been an easy task as Malcolm's were big DM's to step into!). The set is a mix of new material from the excellent 'Animal Now' album and Ruts songs. Whilst the instrumentation on those Ruts songs was impecable (why wouldn't it be), it must have been so hard performing them only a matter of a few months after Malcolm's demise.

Is anyone is able to share any more Ruts DC live shows, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Demolition Dancing
  2. Mirror Smashed
  3. It Was Cold
  4. Love In Vein
  5. Parasites
  6. Staring At The Rude Boys
  7. Dangerous Minds
  8. Fools
  9. Despondency
  10. Formula Eyes
  11. Different View
  12. Society
  13. Telstar
  14. Shakin’ All Over
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  1. Hi mate any chance you could re-up this one please. My hard drive just went tits up and I've lost around a TB of stuff. I appreciate you have upped this twice already but if possible would really appreciate it.

    All the best Marky.

  2. Hi, I'll post a new link tonight.

  3. Thanks for the new link much appreciated you are a gent.