Blurt is a group around poet, saxophonist and puppeteer Ted Milton, founded in 1979 in StroudGloucestershire. Ted Milton's brother Jake Milton, formerly member of the psychedelic rock band Quintessence, on drums and Peter Creese on guitar. After three albums Creese left the band and was replaced by Steve Eagles, former guitarist for Satan's Rats and The Photos. Shortly thereafter Jake leaves and is 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 Bob Leith, also on drums in The Cardiacs.

Blurt 's compositions are based around repetitive, minimalist guitar and/or saxophone phrases with which Ted Milton orates his lyrics in a range of "voices" or "characters" that betray his background as a puppet theatre maker. The resulting effect is hypnotic, fascinating and at times even "unheimlich".

Blurt has a strong live reputation thanks to, among others, the special theatrical talents of Ted Milton.


[hide]*1 discography


  • My Mother Was A Friend Of An Enemy Of The People/Get (7 ") Test Pressings 1980
  • In Berlin (LP) Armageddon 1981
  • The Fish Needs A Bike (7 ") Armageddon 1981
  • 13 Febr. 1982 (7 ") Big Balumbas in Burundi 1982
  • Blurt (LP) Red Flame 1982
  • The Ruminant Plinth/Spill The Beans (12 ") Red Flame 1983
  • Bullets For You (LP) Divine 1984
  • White Line Fever (12 ") Another Side 1984
  • Friday The 12th (LP) Another Side 1985
  • Poppycock (LP) Toeblock 1986
  • Smoke Time (LP) Toeblock, Line Records 1987
  • The Body That They Built To Fit The Car (12 ") Toeblock, Line Records 1987
  • Kenny Rogers Greatest Hit (LP) Visa 1989
  • Kenny Rogers Greatest Hit (Take 2) (LP) Toeblock 1989
  • Pagan Strings (LP) Toeblock 1992
  • Magic Moments (cd) Bahia Music 1994
  • Celebrating The Bespoke Cell Of Little Ease (cd) Bahia Music 1999
  • The Best Of Blurt-Volume 1-The Fish Needs A Bike (cd) Salamander (2) 2003
  • The Best Of Blurt-Volume 2-The Body That They Built To Fit The Car (cd) Salamander (2) 2006
  • Blurt-The Factory Recordings (cd) LTM Recordings 2008
  • Cut It (cd) LTM Recordings 2010

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  • A Factory Quartet (2xLP) Puppeteer, Dyslexia Rules K.O., Some Come, Benighted Factory 1980
  • Audio Visual (LP) Gravespit (Live) Sweatbox 1985
  • Hits $ Corruption (LP) Poppycock Hits $ Corruption 1986
  • Q.e.d. (2xLP + 7 ") Man To Fly N.L. Center 1988
  • Rough Trade Shops-Post Punk 01 (2xcd) The Fish Needs A Bike Mute Records Ltd. 2003
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