Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red 7 - Heartbeat (Promo 12 Inch) (1985) @ 320 w/ Art

01) Heartbeat (Promo 12 Inch Mix) @ 4:16

Red 7 was a short-lived rock group, formed in 1984 as a side project of Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + the Mechanics). The three core members were Michael Becker, Gene Stashuk and Paul Revelli; Rutherford himself played bass on some of their songs and sang in the choir on one song, "The Way".

Red 7 recorded two albums. Their self-titled debut Red 7 was released in 1985 (MCA LP MCA-5508). Two cuts from that album were used in popular movies: "Less Than Perfect" was featured in the soundtrack to Joe Dante's 1985 film, Explorers ("Explorers: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack", MCA LP MCA-6148) . Arguably their best-known song, "Heartbeat", was featured in Michael Mann's 1986 thriller, Manhunter, as well as an episode of Miami Vice.

The second album, When the Sun Goes Down (MCA LP MCA-5792) was released in 1987.
The band lost their contract to MCA soon after the second album, and disappeared from public interest

Thump, Thump...Thump, Thump....Listen To It


  1. hmmm...just another person ripping off my intellectual property...

    1. A vinyl rip at that, Gene. Thanks for taking the time to at least comment. I'd be more than happy to remove it from my blog if you wish. Does the link even work still?