Red Guitars

Profile:
British band founded in 1982 in Hull.

Vocals: Rob Holmes
Guitar: Hallam Lewis
Guitar: John Rowley
Bass: Lou Howard
Drums: Matt Higgins
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Albums

Red Guitars - Slow To Fade album art Red Guitars Slow To Fade (Album) Self Drive Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - Tales Of The Expected album art Red Guitars Tales Of The Expected (Album) Virgin UK 1986 Sell This Version
RPM 109 Red Guitars - Seven Types Of Ambiguity (BBC Sessions 1983-1986) album art Red Guitars Seven Types Of Ambiguity (BBC Sessions 1983-1986)(CD, Album) RPM Records (2) RPM 109 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Red Guitars - Good Technology album art Red Guitars Good Technology (Single) Self Drive Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
SD 007 Red Guitars - Fact! album art Red Guitars Fact!(7", Single) Self Drive Records SD 007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - Steeltown album art Red Guitars Steeltown Self Drive Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - Marimba Jive album art Red Guitars Marimba Jive Self Drive Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - Be With Me album art Red Guitars Be With Me (Single) One Way Records (7), One Way Records (7) UK 1985 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - Blue Caravan album art Red Guitars Blue Caravan (Single) Virgin UK 1986 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) album art Red Guitars National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) (Single) Virgin France 1986 Sell This Version
Red Guitars - America And Me album art Red Guitars America And Me (Single) Virgin UK 1986 Sell This Version
VS 858-12 DJ Red Guitars - Trains On Time album art Red Guitars Trains On Time(12", Promo) Virgin VS 858-12 DJ UK 1986 Sell This Version
VDJ024 Red Guitars - House of Love/National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) album art Red Guitars House of Love/National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon)(12", Single, Promo) Virgin VDJ024 Canada 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

SDRCD006 Red Guitars - Good Technology (1982-1984) album art Red Guitars Good Technology (1982-1984)(CD, Comp) Self Drive Records SDRCD006 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Reviews

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zeppoantigone

zeppoantigone

January 12, 2020
Hailing from briefly fashionable Hull, indie darlings Red Guitars (definitely no 'The') produced two fairly ordinary albums and several excellent 12” singles.
Good Technology, Marimba Jive and Steel Town were released in 1983/84 on their own Self-Drive Records, and all three hit the UK indie charts.
Any other band would put all these together to make a great album, but Red Guitars had a different groove. The anticipated but underwhelming Slow to Fade took the wind from their sails. Apart from Marimba, the title track and Astronomy, nothing on this album really catches the ear. Non-album single Good Technology on the other hand, has a bitter political rant and an unique guitar riff, while the flip, Paris France, dares you not to sing along with 'an Irish girl I met by chance'. Marimba Jive and Heartbeat Go! are white-boy afro-beat at its best. Steel Town and Within 4 Walls are a brace of sing-along radical polemics. Remember that at this time, Mrs T was at her post-Falklands pomp, and ruining it for anyone under the age of fifty. A great band who wore their heart on their sleeves, but maybe they needed to understand the capitalist system better. They split up after another disappointing album in 1986.
As with all 12 inchers, there is a good chance that these are situated in the £1 bin at your local second-hand emporium.

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