BLUE AEROPLANES – Bury Your Love Like Treasure
The Blue Aeroplanes are an English rock band from Bristol, the mainstays of which have been Gerard Langley, brother John Langley, and dancer Wojtek Dmochowski. All three had previously been members of the New Wave “art band” Art Objects from 1978–81.
The Blue Aeroplanes first performed under that name at the King Street Art Gallery in Bristol in 1981. They consisted mostly of former members of the Art Objects, with the addition of Nick Jacobs on guitar and vocals. The same line-up played three or four concerts over the next couple of years, either at the gallery or for benefits, including a Karl Marx centenary performance at the Victoria Rooms, with the addition of trumpet and didgeridoo. The Blue Aeroplanes’ first album Bop Art was released on their own Party Records in 1984, and was rapidly picked up by the Abstract (US) and Fire (UK) labels. It contained material that had been considered as a follow-up to Art Objects’ only album, Bagpipe Music. Gerard Langley’s largely spoken poetic lyrics were combined with a heavily guitar-centric band that went on to release Tolerance (1986) and Spitting Out Miracles (1987) and several singles and EPs whose B-sides were brought together in the compilation FriendLoverPlane (1988), all on the Fire label.