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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Sunday 8 December 2019

Ruts DC O2 Academy Newcastle 8th December 2013

Here's a birthday gig from the 2013 tour that saw Ruts DC sharing the stage with their old mates The Damned once again. I have to say that the omission of 'The Limit Club' from The Damned's set on this tour was something of a disappointment.


01. Mighty Soldier
02. Backbiter
03. It Was Cold
04. Banter
05. Smiling Culture
06. Banter
07. One Step
08. Banter
09. No Time To Kill
10. Banter
11. Love in Vain
12. Staring At The Rude Boys
13. Jah War
14. West One (Shine On Me)
15. Babylon's Burning
16. Society
17. In A Rut

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good - it seems such a long time ago now...incidentally they played The Limit Club at the last show of the tour in Northampton, which ended with this - Merry Christmas everybody! L.H.