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.

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Monday, 18 November 2019

The Ruts The Gigant Apeldoorn Holland 18th January 1980

This weekend Ruts DC played their first convention-style weekend ...... and believe me I was gutted that I couldn't be there. Nut the band were on my mind so here is a nice sounding recording of the band in Europe at The Gigant in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn.

Many thanks to Dom for replacing my damaged copy with something far superior sound-wise!


01. Savage Circle
02. Something That I Said
03. I Ain't Sophisticated
04. S.U.S
05. Demolition Dancing
06. Backbiter
07. Out Of Order
08. Jah War
09. Criminal Mind
10. Babylon's Burning
11. Dope For Guns
12. Staring At The Rude Boys
13. H-Eyes
14. In A Rut
15. You're Just A
16. It Was Gold
17. Society
18. Love Song
19. Human Punk

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Adrian for this ... and thanks to Dom for a much-upgraded version of the gig!


    Dave Sez.