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Podcast Episode
Season
Thirteen
number
643
Type
Album Review
Post Date
2/21/2023

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

643 Blasting Off by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

Blasting Off

Label
Sparkhead
Release year
1991
Producer
Chris Reed
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On their fifth and final album Blasting Off, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry made reverbed post-punk out of step for '91 but a hidden gem to discover

Author & Special Guests

With a lower register in the vein of Richard Butler or Ian Astbury, Chris Reed of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry dismissed goth comparison during the 80s and focused on their guitar driven post-punk sound. For the final release, 1991's Blasting Off, the band backing Reed is new, but the sound is familiar thanks to Reed's unique vocals, unfussy songwriting, and precise guitar paying that works in a variety of well chosen effects. The unremarkable rhythm section is the only slight on an album that fans of bands like the Psychedelic Furs, The Mission, or Clan of Xymox probably should check out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Don't Think About It
  • 15:18 - Train of Hope
  • 23:05 - Talking Back
  • 35:01 - Sea of Tears
  • Outro - This Is Energy

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