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The Red Guitars started life in Hull in 1979 as the heroically named Carnage in Poland when Jerry Kidd and Hallam Lewis first met. Later that year mild-mannered drummer Sean O'Brien was replaced by Matt Higgins and bass player Ian Halstead gave way to Hull's only Rastafarian, Mark Douglas. The name was changed to the Czechs and they set about writing a set of material they described as Eastern European Reggae. Next to join was John Rowley on second guitar and when Mark left to form his own reggae band and was replaced by Lou Howard (Lou Barlow) the band had its final lineup and a new name, Red Guitars. Famed far and wide for playing free benefit gigs for dodgy left wing causes the band had plenty of opportunity to ho.. read more