An integral part of the UK's post-punk explosion, RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY emerged from Leeds with their unique, demanding sound during the early 1980s. Guided by the singular vision of iconic bandleader and figurehead Chris Reed and sideman David Wolfenden, the band took onboard elements of the burgeoning gothic outlook of the post punk era, fused it with heavy drum machine patterns and cut-throat, droning guitars and won a strong following, both in the UK and abroad.
Paint Your Wagon was released in 1986 on the independent label Red Rhino and reached No. 3 on the indie rock albums chart. The album features the indie chart hit "Walking On Your Hands".