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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Ruts DC 12 Bar Club Denmark Street London 10th February 2014
A note is required about the compilation of this gig. Firstly, it is not complete and secondly, the recording is not continuous. However, as this was something of a landmark gig for the band (an acoustic set no less) what is available should be heard is whatever way, shape or form. So, I have compiled this recording from material that has appeared on Youtube and Facebook.
With the exception of 'Dangerous Minds' which is preceded by a brief interview, the tracks appear in set list order. In addition, a couple of tracks are duplicated where I have found more than one source. Finally, as often is the case with Youtube footage, some of the tracks are cut short. I have tried to edit the tracks so as to make the transitions as easy on the listener's ears as possible.
Thanks to the original footage uploaders and to Andy Miller, a couple of whose photos I purloined for the creation of the artwork!
So over to Segs, Ruffy and Leigh.....