Thursday, December 30, 2004

Pick A Card, Any Card.......Wrong!

The Blue Aeroplanes are a Bristol institution, mainly because at one time or another the whole population of this English city has been a member of the band. Usually boasting at least four guitarists at any one time, live was where the band excelled. At earlier shows the band also featured an on-stage DJ mixing in various sound effects into the music, and they featured a dancer as part of the band years before Bez of The Happy Mondays infamy. As there were always around eight people in the band live, and they generally played smaller places with small stages it was always a bit cramped and often bloody as Wojtek, the aforementioned dancer frequently got hit by guitars etc. As this chaos took place around him the vocalist, Gerard Langley always tried to maintain an air of detached coolness but often ended up laughing at the absurdity of it all. The band had released several critically acclaimed albums before signing to Ensign where they made probably their two most consistent albums in “Swagger” and “Beatsongs” There have been a bunch of albums since and the band apparently are still going as new members of the Bristol public can be press-ganged into service.

A big thank you to everyone who has taken up the free CD offers below. I thought I’d post a Callow track so you could hear the band.

Download - Callow - Three More Years

1 comment:

bigrockcandymountain said...

sweet. i remember the first time i saw the blue aeroplanes live...they opened for the Church back in 1990, and my buddy scott and i were completely blown away by their multi-guitar attack and the insane anti-Bez dancer. Been a fan ever since.