05 October 2013

We know roughly when the world will end

From the Hull-based indie rock band Red Guitars, here's their first single from 1983, Good Technology. Issued on the band's own label, the track - railing against the emptiness of consumerism with catchily-angular guitar phrases - was an outsider hit, selling 60,000 copies. The band was championed by legendary DJ John Peel, and the track appears on the 2006 compilation, John Peel: Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987.

See also:
Music: Red Guitars - Marimba Jive (1984 single)
Music: Deacon Blue - Dignity (1987, recorded live 2006)
Music: Talking Heads '75 (live at CBGB)
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