|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Since forming in Bristol, England, in the early 80s, the Blue Aeroplanes have had endless line-up changes, but maintained their original aim, a desire to mix rock and beat poetry and to involve a large number of musicians in an almost communal manner. The nucleus of the band originally revolved around deadpan vocalist Gerard Langley, his brother John (drums), Nick Jacobs (guitar), Dave Chapman (multi-instrumentalist) and dancer Wojtek Dmochowski. Along the way, individuals such as Angelo Bruschini (guitar, bass, organ), John Stapleton (tapes), Ruth Coltrane (bass/mandolin), Ian Kearey (guitar, banjimer, harmonium), Rodney Allen (guitar), Simon Heathfield (bass) and Caroline Halcrow (guitar - who later left to pursue a solo career as Caroline Trettine) have all contributed to the Blue Aeroplanes melting pot.
After a debut album for the Abstract label, Bop Art, in April 1984, the band signed with the fledgling Fire Records. Several...