Blurt – The Best Of Blurt Vol 1:The Fish Needs A Bike

Anthology of early-'80s No Wave pioneer

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Those who remember the early ’80s may still more vaguely remember poet Ted Milton, he of the shrieking vocals, absurdist song titles and extreme aversion to sideburns. His wailing saxophone wasn’t unique back then?Lora Logic, James Chance, Clock DVA and Biting Tongues among others melded post-punk with free jazz to wildly expressive effect. Expectations that this collection might be an anomalous musical quirk are comprehensively dispelled here?Milton matches eloquent playing with angular guitar fury. Well worth rediscovering.


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