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Blow (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry album)

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Released  1989
Blow (1989)  Blasting Off (1991)
Release date  1989
Place recorded  United Kingdom
Length  44:37
Artist  Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Label  Situation Two
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Producer  Harold Burgon and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Genres  Rock music, Post-punk, Rock and roll, Alternative rock
Similar  Blasting Off, Nothing Wrong, Paint Your Wagon, Talk about the Weather

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Blow is Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's fourth album, released in 1989, and their last LP on the Beggars Banquet offshoot label, Situation Two, in the UK. In the US it was released by Beggars Banquet/RCA.


The album was a slight change in direction for the band. While it still had the band's customary swirling rush of guitars, pounding drums, loud bass and Chris Reed's deep growling vocals, the songs were a little slower, with stronger, more conventional melodies sweetened by occasional female backing vocals. Reed's lyrics were less downbeat, almost optimistic. As critics noted, overall Blow is a warmer album than the band's previous, somewhat dour offerings; the Lorries left their specious gothic rock trappings behind for good. Chicago Tribune noted: "There is a strong pop element in the songs` melodies and structures, a danceable energy in faster numbers and some crisp, ringing guitar work in slower tunes. The material, including Reed`s flat, low vocals, is still moody, but there is a separation between instruments-and between instruments and vocals-that steers the proceedings well clear of anything that could be labeled wall-of-gloom." Trouser Press agreed, stating that "Blow takes the band a giant step forward in terms of melodicism and diversity of sound. Staying clear of the old monochromatic wall of noise, the production gives them plenty of punch and much more warmth..." The change may have resulted in better reviews but the sales were not impressive; Beggars Banquet dropped the band the following year.

Track listing

  1. Happy To See Me – 3:05
  2. Temptation – 3:07
  3. Shine A Light – 3:10
  4. Too Many Colors – 3:38
  5. Heaven – 4:13
  6. Gift That Shines – 3:56
  7. In A World – 3:50
  8. You Are Everything – 4:01
  9. West Wakes Up – 4:18
  10. It Was Wrong – 3:10
  11. Blow – 4:33
  12. Heaven (Acoustic Version) – 3:45

All tracks were written by Chris Reed (lyrics) and Reed/Dave Wolfenden/Leon Phillips/"Chill" Chillington (music), except for "Heaven", written by Reed (lyrics), and Reed/Wolfenden/Phillips (music)


Red Lorry Yellow Lorry:

  • Chris Reed - vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David "Wolfie" Wolfenden - guitar
  • Leon Phillips - bass guitar, keyboards
  • "Chill" Chillington - drums, percussion, keyboards
  • with:

  • Jilly Myhill - backing vocals
  • Steve Hagarth - keyboards
  • Dick Adland - drums
  • Songs

    1Happy to See Me3:06
    3Shine a Light3:16


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