The Revolving Paint Dream

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The Revolving Paint Dream
Origin London, England
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1983 – 1989
Labels Creation Records
Associated acts Biff Bang Pow!, Primal Scream
Past members Andrew Innes
Christine Wanless
Alan McGee
Ken Popple
Luke Hayes
Frank Sweeney

The Revolving Paint Dream were a London-based indie band who released two albums and two singles on Creation Records between 1984 and 1989.


The band was formed in London in 1983 by Andrew Innes, who had previously played guitar for Alan McGee's band The Laughing Apple, and also contributed to McGee's later band, Biff Bang Pow!.[1] The band also featured Innes's girlfriend Christine Wanless on vocals, Ken Popple (also of Biff bang Pow!) on drums, and part-time contributions on guitar from McGee himself.[1][2] The band's debut single, the psychedelic "Flowers are in the Sky"/"In the Afternoon", was released in early 1984, the second single on Creation Records.[3] Three years passed before the band's next release, the mini-LP Off to Heaven, Innes now a member of Primal Scream and Wanless now working as a press officer for Creation.[1] The band returned in 1989 with a new drummer, Luke Hayes, and a first full-length album, the experimental Mother Watch Me Burn.[3] The band's final release, the "Sun, Sea, Sand" single, was issued the same year.

A compilation of the band's work was released on the Rev-Ola label - Flowers In The Sky: The Enigma Of The Revolving Paint Dream.



  • "Flowers in the Sky" (1984) Creation, CRE002 (UK Indie #27)[4]
  • "Sun, Sea, Sand" (1989) Creation, CRE062


  • Off to Heaven (1987) Creation, CRELP018
  • Mother watch Me Burn (1989) Creation, CRELP039
  • Flowers In The Sky: The Enigma Of The Revolving Paint Dream (2006) Rev-Ola, CRREV184


  1. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2003) "Revolving Paint Dream", in The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy "Revolving Paint Dream Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (1992) The Guinness Who's Who of Indie and New Wave Music, Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-579-4
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4