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 9 May 2023

Ruts DC Almost Acoustic Spanish Hall Blackpool 5th August 2022


Tomorrow marks the start of the new Ruts DC tour, the so called 'Faces In The Sky/Counter Culture On Tour - Part 2' dates. This tour culminates with a couple of intermate gigs that will launch the new acoustic album 'ElectrAcoustiC' Volume 2 (they do like more than one volume of their albums!)

This acoustic show was played back in August 2022 at Rebellion. I had been asked to hold back on posting this show, which I duly did, since it features new material that has since been released. It was a great little set played to about 500-600 people that were crowded into Spanish Hall. Many thanks to Chatts for the share.



1 comment:

  1. Can you upload the stranglers Shepherds Bush Empire 1994 if possible thanks