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.

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Friday, 26 October 2012

The Damned On Tour In The UK With The Dickies


Not since The Damned co-headlined the Brixton Academy with The Ramones have I seen such a great gig pairing. Here we have the clown princes of punk representing both sides of the atlantic.

The Dickies' Stan Lee with Messers Vanian and Sensible
The Misfits Fiend Fest 2003

I have posted about The Dickies before but I'll say this again, they are the only band that I have seen on many occasions that have never delivered a bad gig. Every other band (without exception) have played at least one howler!

Good luck to The Dickies. I hope the two bands bring out the best in each other.

'Got It At The Store'
The Dickies
The Garage, London 16th July 2011

...... Just a though.... any chance of adding Ruts DC to the bill..... no.... oh well.


  1. Hello mate.You don't have the damned or ramones sets from those shows by any Chance?I went and would love to hear them again.and it looks like the damned and dickies are playing London on my birthday.happy days my friend!!!!

  2. Hi, I'll check, but I don't think that I have.

  3. i was at the dfamned ramones gig in london all those years ago, i have my tickets for manchester, finance prevents travelling further afield, if its as good as last tour i will be a happy phink