Blow (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry album)

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Studio album by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Released 1989
Recorded UK
Genre Rock/alternative rock/post-punk
Length 44:37
Label Situation Two/Beggars Banquet
Producer Harold Burgon and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry chronology
Nothing Wrong
Blasting Off
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 starslink
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link

Blow is Red Lorry Yellow Lorry's fourth album, released in 1989, and their last LP on the Beggars Banquet off-shoot label, Situation Two, in the UK. In the US it was released by Beggars Banquet/RCA.

The album was a slight change in direction for the band. While it still had the band's customary swirling rush of guitars, pounding drums, loud bass and Chris Reed's deep growling vocals, the songs were a little slower, with stronger, more conventional melodies sweetened by occasional female backing vocals. Reed's lyrics were less downbeat, almost optimistic. Overall, Blow is a warmer album than the band's previous, somewhat dour offerings; the Lorries left their specious gothic rock trappings behind for good. The change may have resulted in better reviews but the sales were not impressive; Beggars Banquet dropped the band the following year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Happy To See Me – 3:05
  2. Temptation – 3:07
  3. Shine A Light – 3:10
  4. Too Many Colors – 3:38
  5. Heaven – 4:13
  6. Gift That Shines – 3:56
  7. In A World – 3:50
  8. You Are Everything – 4:01
  9. West Wakes Up – 4:18
  10. It Was Wrong – 3:10
  11. Blow – 4:33
  12. Heaven (Acoustic Version) – 3:45

All tracks were written by Chris Reed (lyrics) and Reed/Dave Wolfenden/Leon Phillips/"Chill" Chillington (music), except for "Heaven", written by Reed (lyrics), and Reed/Wolfenden/Phillips (music)


Red Lorry Yellow Lorry:


  • Jilly Myhill - backing vocals
  • Steve Hagarth - keyboards
  • Dick Adland - drums