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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

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Well you keep coming up to me
    You keep saying that it's up to me
    You ain't nothing but a true embrace
    You ain't nothing but a hidden face
    And you're looking fair enough to me
    Talk About the Weather  -  89,152 plays
  2.  
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    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  -  65,489 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    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  -  49,971 plays
  4. Beating My Head  -  40,027 plays
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    So tell me what I pay for the price of freedom
    No healthy survival in rooms unattached
    Just trying to touch you, but never to hold you
    In this burning confusion, with hands made of clay
    You've got your hand on my heart
    Hand on Heart  -  44,133 plays
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