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

Saturday 25 October 2014

Ruts DC O2 Academy Leicester 3rd December 2013

To mark another home ground gig for Ruts DC, here's a really good sounding full set recording from the Winter 2013 tour that reunited Ruts DC with The Damned. As Junior Murvin had died the previous day, Segs dedicated the opener 'Mighty Soldier' to him and later the band played in part, his 1976 song 'Police & Thieves', covered by The Clash the following year.

Thanks to the original Dime uploader.



01. Mighty Soldier
02. Fools
03. Back Biter
04. It Was Cold
05. Smiling Culture
06. One Step
07. No Time To Kill
08. Love In Vain/Police And Thieves
09. Staring At The Rude Boys
10. West One (Shine On Me)
11. Babylon’s Burning
12. In A Rut

Ruts DC play the Garage Islington tonight.

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