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 26 January 2013

The Ruts A Few Rehearsals & Demos

A while ago I posted a Ruts gig from Acton Town Hall which featured the rarity 'Fanatical Fascists'. Well, as I promised, there is a better version of the song to be found amongst these often shared rehearsal and demo tracks.

MP3 (only format I have these in):

Freerange Studio Session 1st October 1977

01. Rich Bitch (Demo)
02. Out Of Order (Demo)
03. Lobotomy (Demo)
04. Stepping Bondage (Demo)

Bethnal Green Rehearsals

05. You're Just A Jerk
06. Back Biter
07. Slightly Deranged
08. H-Eyes
09. Fanatical Fascists
10. Stepping Bondage


  1. Anything RUTS is a bonus. Will check these out. Cheers George

  2. Cheers for these Adrian- will tide me over until the new DC CD (see what i did there!)