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Never Found in the '80s: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry



October continues and so does my series on Never Found artists who fit the Halloween theme.

Today it's Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's turn to be found by the SIT80s Nation.  Although the band might disagree, their driving guitars, big bass, pulsating drums (they used both a drummer and drum machine) and band leader Chris Reed's deep and guttural vocals got them categorized as a Goth band.

Spinning Round is thought to be this critically acclaimed band's best song and it certainly is my favorite.  I was disappointed when they didn't play it when I saw them in concert way back in April 1986.  Why in my day, this song never failed to get me spinning ‘round the dance floor at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Originally formed in 1981 in Leeds, England, The Lorries (as their fans called them) did well on the UK Indie charts and even recorded for the legendary John Peel.  The band broke up in 1991, but was reformed by Chris Reed in 2004.  They released four new songs available through their website and, in 2005; they released a live DVD called Thunder in the Black Cave.

[Last modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 10:24am]


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