Back To The Planet

Back To The Planet

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Back To The Planet
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Back To The Planet (BTTP) formed while squatting together in Peckham, London in 1989, and attracted a following throughout the early 1990s. They played four consecutive Glastonbury Festivals and played many free festivals, including the Deptford Urban Free Festival and the Castlemorton Common Festival in 1992. BTTP were vociferous in their resistance to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Their music blended elements of ska, dub, punk, and dance music. Their first album, Warning the Public, was released on their own record label, Arthur Mix Records, based in Hither Green. In 1993, the band signed to Parallel Records, and released a chain of singles. BTTP split not long after the release of Messages After The Bleep in 1995, to pursue personal music projects.

BTTP performed a reunion gig at the Red Star Bar in Camberwell on 10 December 2006. They also played at the Endorse It In Dorset Festival on 12 August 2007, and the main stage at the 2007 Beautiful Days festival, but to a smaller than expected crowd owing to them clashing with Bill Bailey. BTTP played the Paradise Gardens free festival, London on 25 May 2008, and at the Endorse It In Dorset, SolFest and Shambala festivals in summer 2008.

Back to the Planet appeared at Glastonbury, and EnDorset in Dorset during the summer of 2009. Back to the Planet played the Wickerman festival in 2010. They played the Levelling the Land Part II tour, along with The Levellers and Dreadzone, in December 2011, headlined Rogues Picnic in May 2012, and played Bearded Theory festival in May 2012.

Back to the Planet made a late-night appearance at The Bimble Inn at Beautiful Days Festival on Friday 17 August 2012 and are confirmed to play Alchemy Festival 20-22 September 2013.

Back to the Planet are still together and are busy writing new material.
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Back To The Planet Discography

Albums

BTTP 001C Back To The Planet Warning The Public(Cass, MiniAlbum) Arthur Mix Records BTTP 001C UK 1991 Sell This Version
BTTP 004 Back To The Planet Live Volume 1(Cass, Album) Arthur Mix Records BTTP 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BTTP 003 Back To The Planet Earzone Friendly(Cass, MiniAlbum) Arthur Mix Records BTTP 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet Mind + Soul Collaborators (Album) Parallel Records Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet ...Messages After The Bleep... (Album) Arthur Mix Records UK 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Back To The Planet Revolution Of Thought Arthur Mix Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet Please Don't Fight (Maxi, Single) Parallel Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet Teenage Turtles (Single) Parallel Records, Parallel Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet Daydream (Maxi, Single) Parallel Records, Parallel Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Back To The Planet A Small Nuclear Device (EP) Arthur Mix Records UK 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

BTTP 005 Back To The Planet A Potted History(CD, Comp, Ltd) Arthur Mix Records BTTP 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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ben1210

ben1210

October 22, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
This band used to regularly support The Levellers and always added a real bounce to the proceedings. A bit of dub skank, some well placed bleeps, a light sprinkle of pop and some concious lyrics combined to make a joyous noise and a bouncing crowd.
Among many appearances at squat parties and festivals, BTTP played the legendary Castlemorton rave which contributed to the introduction of the draconian Criminal Justice Bill in the UK, an affront to human rights and a travesty of state oppression which BTTP and millions of others unsuccessfully campaigned against.

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