Band: The Rezillos
Album: Can't Stand The Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos
Release Date: October 1993
Music Genre: Punk Rock Pop New Wave
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release Country: Europe
Record Type: 28 Tracks CD Remastered
Scottish band active between 1976-1979 (though they split in December 1978), and sporadically since 2001 to the present. See also The Revillos, a follow-up band, established in 1979 by Eugene Reynolds and Fay Fife.
The Rezillos was formed in Edinburgh, in March 1976 by Alan Forbes (later Eugene Reynolds) with him taking responsibility for drums and vocals, Dave Smythe (later Dr. D.K. Smythe) playing the bass, Jo Callis (later Luke Warm) on lead guitar and vocals, and Mark Harris (later 'Hi-Fi' Harris) on rhythm guitar and vocals. They rehearsed for months before adopting their image and aliases as well as several other members, so that by August 1976 they were an eight-piece with the line-up now including Fay Fife (Sheilagh Hynde) and Gail Warning (Gail Jamieson) on backing vocals, Angel Paterson (Alistair Patterson) on drums, and William Mysterious (Alastair Donaldson) on saxophone. After several more months of rehearsals, they eventually performed their first gig on Friday, 5th November 1976 at Teviot Row Student Union, in Edinburgh.
Reformed in the early 2000's The Rezillos have had several releases since and now tour regularly with the current line up of originals, Eugene Reynolds, Fay Fife and Angel Paterson with Chris Agnew on bass and Jim Brady on guitar.
|1||Flying Saucer Attack||2:50|
|3||Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight||1:54|
|4||Top Of The Pops||2:55|
|6||It Gets Me||2:11|
|7||I Can't Stand My Baby||2:23|
|8||Glad All Over||2:07|
|9||(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures||3:11|
|10||I Like It||1:46|
|11||Getting Me Down||2:07|
|13||Bad Guy Reaction||2:16|
|16||Top Of The Pops||2:54|
|18||Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight||1:48|
|19||Thunderbirds Are Go||2:31|
|23||Land Of A Thousand Dances||2:14|
|24||I Need You||1:49|
|26||Getting Me Down||2:01|
|28||(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures||3:20|
#1-13 from 'CAN'T STAND THE REZILLOS' (SRK 6057) released July 1978.
#14 & 15 from U.K.-only single (SIR 4008) released November 1978.
#16-28 from the U.K.-only release of 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED... BUT THE BEAT GOES ON' (SRK 6069) recorded live at the Glasgow Apollo, December 23, 1978. Mixed at RAK Studios.
Due to time restrictions, it was necessary to delete the live version of "Destination Venus".
...and special thanks to Geraldine Oakley.
Published by Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. except:
3 WB Music Corp. ASCAP
8 Piedmont Music Co. ASCAP
10 Don Music Corp. BMI
18 WB Music Corp. ASCAP
23 Copyright Control
24 Ed Kassner Music co. Ltd.
27 BMG Songs, Inc. ASCAP
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