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

Friday 15 March 2013

20 From '79 (20) The Ruts Paradiso Amsterdam 7th December 1979

There' not much I need to say abot this one... sadly incomplete, but of great quality nevertheless.

The Ruts make a fitting end to this 1979 thread. As you can see below, as Ruts DC they are doing dates right now (see below) and from my point of view they are as vital as they were at the time of this recording from a rebroadcast radio show.



01. Jah War
02. Babylon's Burning

In London town this night:

Bauhaus/The Urge                                 101 Club, London
Talking Heads/OMD/U2                       Electric Ballroom, London (see ealier OMD post)
Patrick Fitzgerald/Au Pairs/Mistakes    London Poly

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