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Blurt was founded in 1979 in Stroud, Gloucestershire by poet, saxophonist and puppeteer Ted Milton along with Milton’s brother Jake, formerly of psychedelic group Quintessence, on drums and Peter Creese on guitar.

Milton grew up in Africa, Canada and Great Britain. He published some early poems in magazines like Paris Review and Brian Patten’s Underdog. In 1969 his poetry was published in the anthology Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain. In the mid-sixties he began performing as a puppeteer, participating in numerous international festivals and appearing on So It Goes, the TV show hosted by Tony Wilson. He contributed a short scene for Terry Gilliam’s film Jabberwocky.
In the late seventies he began to play alto-saxophone and founded the group Blurt. The first single “My Mother Was a Friend of an Enemy of the People” was soon followed by the live album In Berlin (1981). Since then Blurt have released more than 20 records. The current members of Blurt are Ted Milton – saxophone (1979–present), Steve Eagles – guitar (1987–1990, 1994–present) and Dave Aylward – drums (2008–present).
Most of Blurt’s compositions feature simple, repetitive, minimalistic guitar and/or saxophone phrases, but they can also explore more abstract musical territories, often serving as an atmospheric backdrop for Ted Milton’s existentialist poetry.