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Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

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Biography

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (commonly referred to simply as "The Lorries") is a post-punk band formed by guitarist/songwriter Chris Reed and vocalist Mark Sweeney, along with bassist Steve Smith and drummer Mick Brown (who would later join The Mission). Sweeney left the band in late 1981 and Reed permanently took over as vocalist, with Martin Fagan joining as a second guitarist. The group's sound, featuring a numbing guitar drone, powerfully throbbing drums, and Reed's cavernous vocal tones, caused the Lorries (as their fans came to call them) to be quickly lumped into the then-developing gothic rock scene by pop journalists, although the band themselves preferred to cite Killing Joke and Wire as influences.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Talk About the Weather  -  92,057 plays
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    Lyrics
    I've seen that look, I know those eyes
    I think this is a thin disguise
    Alone at last, but no surprise
    I'd seen it in those hollow eyes
    You should have seen them
    Hollow Eyes  -  66,294 plays
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    People, are you walking on your hands
    Well, they've had you on your knees once
    But you still don't understand
    Are you walking on your hands
    Are you walking on your hands
    Walking on Your Hands  -  50,311 plays
  4. Beating My Head  -  40,161 plays
  5. Hand on Heart  -  44,638 plays
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