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

Monday, 22 April 2013

Into The Valley - Luxor 1996

Whilst rummaging at the back of a deep cupboard in search of a map of The Western Front (in preparation for a trip to Lessines and the opportunity to take in some more World War I sites), I came across this picture taken in November 1996. The group was our party on a 9 day tour of Egypt and we had just ridden into the Valley Of The Kings on donkeys. Can you spot me?


  1. it's a tough one, you're not wearting the pink velour leisure suit are you!

  2. That's easy, but I don't know why you felt the need to take your walking stick...

  3. to echo of babylon's burning in the valley of kings feels weirdly logical :-)

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