Good Technology 2023
June 24th marks 40 years since our first single, number 1 Indie hit Good Technology was released. We are issuing a limited edition red vinyl 12” extended remix to celebrate the anniversary. A radio edit and remix of second single Fact is included plus a digital download of the tracks.
Info and pre-order now CLICK HERE
Watch a taster of our video, created by our very own JR – more coming soon!
Good Technology 40th anniversary party – SOLD OUT – info
The Good Technology release party will be followed by a newly commissioned video and the band are planning a UK tour later in the year.
Red Guitars were a product of the vibrant Hull music scene of the late 1970s and early 80s. Encouraged by a review of their demo tape in the Melody Maker the band recorded a single, Good Technology, and released it on their own Self Drive label. John Peel played it on the radio, Tyne Tees Television filmed them for the Tube and Johnny Marr invited them to tour with the Smiths. They were up and running. Good Technology made number 11 in John Peel’s Festive 50. Further singles Fact, Steeltown and Marimba Jive followed, and debut album Slow to Fade was released in November 1984.
“Via one delicious melody and an ominously building beat, Red Guitars itemise the sundry achievements of modern science, from underarm personal hygiene to the hardware of instant Armageddon. In so doing, the song constructs an unforgettable vision of a world that’s grown too clever by one-and-a-half at least.” Good Technology, Paul Du Noyer, NME
This site covers the original Red Guitars, before they signed to Virgin Records, when the line-up was Jeremy Kidd, Hallam Lewis, John Rowley, Lou Duffy-Howard and Matt Higgins.