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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Thursday 24 July 2014

Destination Borneo

Rudi Andrews
24th July 2014

It seems like an age in the planning, but finally the day arrived when our intrepid 'little' explorer headed off to Borneo for a month. His mum almost made it back to the car before losing it!

Just to say once more a very big thank you to all those people who generously contributed to his cause!


  1. wishing the best experience to Rudi. My son had gone to help in Gahna last year, this year, he chose argentina to support young delinquents, and he plans to go on on doing it. Ok that may not reassure Rudi's mum, especially knowing i find him a little more a man every time he comes back. :-)
    Again best to Rudi, I hope he knows how lucky he is to have parents who actually helped him live that experience.

  2. We have briefly heard from the boy twice (I don't think that communication with the family back home is encouraged, as for some away from home for the first time for a long period, such communication can fuel homesickness). He is working hard and is enjoying the experience... and he survived his nights in the jungle!