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

Tuesday 8 January 2019

RUTS DC Live stream event

From Ruts DC HQ:

'In A Rut' was released 40 years today on People Unite Records 11 January 1979.

An independent release picked up by John Peel, which then lead to the band performing live sessions for him on his legendary U.K radio 1 show - The Ruts were formed in 1977 but this was their first release and set them on their historic path.

To mark this special event they're going to do a live stream, play a few acoustic songs and talk about this legendary single release.

More details to follow.

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