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, 26 October 2012

Ruts DC Gig At Islington Assembly Hall Cancelled - Someone Up There Hates Me!

I was gutted to learn that next week's scheduled gig at the Islington Assembly Hall has gone south. Given that I had tickets to see them in Harlow, was planning to see them in Birmingham, as the appearance at the London Punk Festival wasn't happening, only to change plans on the confirmation of the Islington gig.... I am now officially feeling jinxed. First it was Kevin Rowland and now it seems that the Mayor of Islington has come in on the plot!!

Fourth time lucky......

....... may be I shouldn't have said that!

This is what I am missing. One for Malcom.

'Love In Vain'
Ruts DC
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
6th October 2012

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