The Rezillos

Formed 1976
The Rezillos
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1976
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The Rezillos

The Rezillos Biography (Wikipedia)

The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976. Although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not share the nihilism or social commentary of their contemporaries, but instead took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as "a New Wave beat group". Their songs are heavily influenced by 1950s rock and roll, 1960s English beat music and garage rock, early 1970s glam rock, and recurring lyrical themes of science fiction and B movies, influences that mirrored those of US bands the Cramps, the B-52s, and X who were starting out at the same time. The Rezillos' biggest hit in their home country was the UK Top 20 single "Top of the Pops" in 1978, but they are best known outside the UK for their cover version of "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight", which featured on the soundtrack to Jackass: The Movie in 2002. Since the Rezillos recorded it, the song has been covered by other punk bands, including Youth Brigade and Murphy's Law.

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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
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Top Of The Pops
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Top Of The Pops
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Flying Saucer Attack
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Flying Saucer Attack
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I Can't Stand My Baby
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I Can't Stand My Baby
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Destination Venus
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Destination Venus
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Top of the Pops (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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Top of the Pops (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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Can't Stand My Baby / Destination Venus - 100 Club, London 2006
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Can't Stand My Baby / Destination Venus - 100 Club, London 2006
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Mystery Action (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Mystery Action (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Getting Me Down (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Getting Me Down (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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No. 1 Boy (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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No. 1 Boy (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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25 Miles (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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25 Miles (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Top Of The Pops (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Top Of The Pops (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Flying Saucer Attack (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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Flying Saucer Attack (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (6 Music, Live at the 100 Club, London, 30 Mar 2006)
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No (John Peel Session 12th Dec 1977)
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No (John Peel Session 12th Dec 1977)
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Fight Among Yourselves (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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Fight Among Yourselves (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 Dec 1977)
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(Take Me To The) Groovy Room
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(Take Me To The) Groovy Room
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Cold Wars
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Cold Wars
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