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

Sunday, 26 February 2012

The Ruts Strathclyde University 3rd November 1979

I think that the internet is peppered with this gig from Strathclyde University, but what the hell, no excuse is needed to post on The Ruts. Besides, the quality and the set is excellent!°.zip

1. H-Eyes
2. Stepping Bondage
3. I Ain't Sophisticated
4. SUS
5. Dope For Guns
6. Something That I Said
7. Criminal Mind
8. Jah War
9. Babylon's Burning
10. Savage Circle
11. Backbiter
12. Out of Order
13. Blue Suede Shoes  (w/ Aunty Pus)
14. You're Just A...
15. It Was Cold
16. In A Rut
17. Dirty Ditty #1
18. Society
19. Love Song
20. Dirty Ditty #2
21. Human Punk


  1. I was at that gig, the guys signed their album cover for me. A brilliant gig too! Never forgotten it.

  2. Hello,

    a lossless version maybe?? my copy definitively need an upgrade
    (cant even compare it to yours since the link is dead apparently)