Hull’s seminal 80’s post-punk outfit Red Guitars will play a special gig at O’Riley’s in Hull on 24th June 2023 celebrating 40 years to the day since the release of their debut single and number one indie chart hit ‘Good Technology’.
To mark the anniversary the band, reunited last year in their complete and original line-up, are releasing an extended remix of ‘Good Technology’, which will be available in a limited edition 12″ red vinyl, all signed by the band, accompanied by a remix of ‘Fact’, their second single.
The ‘Good Technology’ release party will be followed by a newly commissioned video and the band’s second UK tour in as many years this autumn.
Purveyors of the most prescient political pop of the period, Red Guitars were arguably one of the more interesting bands of the early eighties. A string of singles that topped the independent charts, appearances on The Tube and Whistle Test, Radio 1 sessions for John Peel and a tour with The Smiths – then self-destructing at the moment they looked destined for greatness.
The single’s lyrics remain as barbed and prophetic as ever forty years on. Similarly, the refrain from ‘Fact’, “Take the profit out of war. We don’t need it anymore,” could hardly be more pertinent.
‘Good Technology’ Original HD Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPTPIlnzhcc
Good Technology 2023 plus Fact (remix) and Good Technology (extended mix) will be available on 12” red vinyl from the Red Guitars website and good record stores from June 24th 2023. Released on the band’s own Self Drive Records, Catalogue number SCAR 16T, distributed by Cargo.
Anniversary gig Saturday 24th June at O’Rileys, 83 Beverley Rd, Hull HU3 1XR, doors 7 pm, tickets £17.50 plus bf from skiddle.com/e/36300908.
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