December 7, 2009

Blue Aeroplanes Japan_9bde5.jpg

(The Blue Aeroplanes - People still talk about their 1992 Glasto gig)

Going back to 1994 tonight. The Blue Aeroplanes. They've been kicking around on and off since 1981, have gone through various labels and incarnations, have broken up, gotten back together and still have a large and loyal following (in Europe and the UK). As always, or at least seemingly for the past twenty or so years, they have a great reputation overseas, yet are virtually unknown here, save for the ones who do a lot of digging and reading and exploring.

Given the current state of affairs in mainstream music, that seems to be a virtue with just about anybody who cares anything about music. Digging, reading and exploring is almost a necessity if you don't want to drown in mediocrity . . . okay, don't get me started.

The Blue Aeroplanes are still around, planning on releasing a new album in 2010 and gigging extensively in the new year. Check them out if you can, visit their website and find out if they're playing someplace accessible.

Here's a track off their 1994 album Life Model, (I'm A) Smart Drug.

Hear what you've been missing or remind yourself when you first heard them.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.