Band page created in 2006.
Fire Engines are a post-punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland. The band was a part of the same literary art-punk scene as the Scars and their most famous contemporaries, Josef K. They grew out of the Dirty Reds which had actor Tam Dean Burn as singer.
Vocals and guitar were performed by David Henderson, guitar by Murray Slade, bass by Graham Main, and on drums, Russell Burn. Henderson went on to form Win in the mid 1980s and then The Nectarine No. 9 from the early 1990s until 2004. He is now working on a new band called The Sexual Objects who released a single on the Creeping Bent label in 2007.
The Fire Engines were noted for Get Up And Use Me/Everything's Roses (Codex 1980), and singles and LPs in 1981. In 2004, the band released a limited edition collaboration single with Franz Ferdinand. The seven inch single contained a Franz Ferdinand cover of the Fire Engines song "Get Up And Use Me" with Fire Engines covering Franz Ferdinand's "Jacqueline". On Oct. 2, 2007, the Acute label issued Hungry Beat, a collection of the band's original studio recordings, was made available for the first time on CD in the US.