The neo-psychedelic British band the Dylans formed in Sheffield, England in 1989 around the nucleus of vocalist/bassist Colin Gregory and guitarists Jim Rodger
and Andy Curtis. Before ever even performing live, the group won a contract with Beggars Banquet
in the summer of 1990, and after recruiting keyboardist Quentin Jennings and drummer Garry Jones they made their concert debut in the early weeks of the following year. The Dylans' first single "Godlike" appeared not long after, reaching the Top Ten on the U.K. indie charts; after replacing Curtis with guitarist Andy Cook, they returned with the two-sided "Lemon Afternoon"/"My Hands Are Tied." After a third indie hit, "Planet Love," the Dylans issued their self-titled debut LP in October 1991. In the wake of a grueling tour, they resurfaced in 1992 with the single "Mary Quaint in Blue," even as the group seemed in a constant state of flux — after Jones was fired, Cook switched to drums, and Craig Scott was recruited on guitar; soon Jennings, who had taken a leave of absence to care for his ill wife, was replaced by keyboardist Ike Glover. By the time of their second LP, late 1993's Spirit Finger, the face of British pop music had altered dramatically, and the Dylans now seemed dated; the record fared poorly, and they soon disbanded.