Blurt

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Blurt
Origin Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Genres Post-punk, no wave, jazz-rock
Years active 1979–present
Labels LTM
Associated acts Quintessence
Members Ted Milton
Dave Aylward
Steve Eagles
Past members Jake Milton
Peter Creese
Steve Eagles
Paul Wigens
Nic Murcott
Chris Vine
Bob Leith
Charles Hayward

Blurt is an English post-punk band, founded in 1979 in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Background[edit]

Blurt was founded in 1979 in Stroud, Gloucestershire by poet, saxophonist and puppeteer Ted Milton along with Milton's brother Jake, formerly of psychedelic group Quintessence, on drums and Peter Creese on guitar.[1] After three albums Creese left the band to be replaced by Herman Martin on synthesizers who, after a year of constant touring left the band, and was replaced by Steve Eagles, former member of Satan's Rats, The Photos and Bang Bang Machine.

Shortly thereafter Jake Milton left to be replaced by Paul Wigens, with a short interim on drums by Nic Murcott. Eagles was replaced by Chris Vine as guitarist from 1990 to 1994. The latest drummer in the band is Dave Aylward, replacing Bob Leith who manned the drumkit from 2005 until 2008. Charles Hayward also played in Blurt from May until October 2001.

Blurt's compositions are predominantly based around simple, repetitive, minimalistic guitar and/or saxophone phrases, but can also explore more abstract musical territories, often serving as an atmospheric backdrop for Ted Milton's existentialist poetry.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Blurt (1982)
  • Friday the 12th (1985)
  • Poppycock (1986)
  • Smoke Time (1987)
  • Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hit (Take 2) (1989)
  • The Kenny Rogers Greatest Hit (1991)
  • Pagan Strings (1992)
  • Celebrating the Bespoke Cell of Little Ease (1998)
  • Cut It! (2010)
EPs
  • White Line Fever (1984)
  • The Body That They Built (1988)
Live albums
  • In Berlin (1981)
  • Bullets for You (1984)
  • The Body Live! (1989)
Compilation albums
  • The Best of Blurt – Volume 1 – The Fish Needs a Bike (2003)
  • The Best of Blurt – Volume 2 – The Body That They Built to Fit the Car (2006)
  • The Factory Recordings (2008)
  • Blurt + Singles (2009)
Singles
  • "My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People"/"Get" (1980)
  • "The Fish Needs a Bike"/"This Is My Royal Wedding Souvenir" (1981)
  • "Trees" (live)/"Some Come" (live) (1982)
  • "The Ruminant Plinth"/"Spill the Beans" (1983)
  • "The Body That They Built to Fit the Car"/"Micky" (1987)
  • "Cut It!"/"Hat" (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nice, James (August 2009). "Blurt | Biography, History | LTM Recordings". ltmrecordings.com. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 

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