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.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Ruts DC 12 Bar Club London 10th February 2014
Here's an updated audio of the full set. A quick word on this recording. It is an audio rip of the streaming video footage. It's notable that the balance of the channels on the original recording is very poor, so to compensate, I did what I could to balance it out and amplified the output. It is what it is, complete, including Ruffy's bad jokes (they're not that bad if truth be known).
Updated rear cover: http://we.tl/DsAXDo5p40
The streaming video can be seen here. There is a short interview with the band and the gig footage starts around 23 minutes in.