Red 7 was a short-lived rock group, formed in 1984 in San Francisco, California. British musician Mike Rutherford produced their first album, played bass on several songs and may have also sung in the choir on one song, "The Way". The three core members were Michael Becker, Gene Stashuk and Paul Revelli. Don Gehmann mixed the single "Relentless" from the first CD, David Tickle was the engineer.
Red 7 recorded two albums. Their self-titled debut Red 7 was released in 1985. 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. Arguably their best-known song, "Heartbeat", was featured in Michael Mann's 1986 thriller Manhunter, as well as an episode of Miami Vice.