Founded in 1979, London based post-punk legends Blurt have just ventured onto Bandcamp. The band, continuing with their most consistent line up of founder Ted Milton, guitarist Steve Eagles and drummer Dave Aylward have just dropped the excellent single UZI b/w HEAD-HUNTED.
“UZI” iz very much what we’ve come to expect from Blurt.
It’s frenetic, with motorik drumming and crooked Beefhearty guitar lines. Milton, of course, provides the wild sax skronk and signature spoken word delivery and yelps, complete with bizarre non-sequiturs:“I want to be a JCB”.
On the flip side “HEAD-HUNTED” is a far more expansive and atmospheric piece.
Swirling phaser guitar drone and tribal drums produce a heady backdrop to Milton’s powerful wandering sax. An instrument he’s absolutely mastered, he knows just when and how to let it squeal.
This is the Blurt we know and love, still producing work from the top drawer 42 years on.
Currently self-released on CD, as well as with a Ted Milton Text Book, it’s due for release as a 7” by Italian label Improved Sequence on 15th November. The CD version is limited to just 30 handmade copies, signed and numbered. The sleeve, recycled from old Amazon packaging.
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