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 24 December 2016

Ruts DC Het Depot Leuven 11th November 2016

Well its been quite a year for those Ruts DC boys, a new rock album a good run of gigs and much high praise. The award of album of the year for 'Music Must Destroy' by UK alternative music magazine 'Vive Le Rock' was the icing on the cake.

There's no indication that 2017 is going to be any less busy for the band, with dates in Ireland preceding a national tour with some band called The Stranglers.

Here's a set that the band played at the 'Breaking Barriers' festival marking 40 years of punk in Belgium. Many thanks to the taper for sharing!



01. Intro
02. Vox Teardrop
03. SUS
04. Surprise
05. Mighty Soldier
06. It Was Cold
07. Kill The Pain
08. West One (Shine On Me)
09. Music Must Destroy
10. Love In Vein
11. Jah War
12. Psychic Attack
13. Staring At The Rude Boys
14. Babylon’s Burning
15. In A Rut

1 comment:

  1. very nice recording, do you know if the tapers has recorded the other bands on the bills, like zyklome a or belgian asociality and of course hard skin & the damned...