Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Rezillos- late 70's "Polished Punk"
Every time I go to the Blue Star Bar, the resident DJ plays a Rezillos song which is totally cool but you don't often hear this late 70's new wave band (with a punk patina) anywhere. While this Scottish band made a definite impact with such songs as Flying Saucer Attack, Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight (originally recorded by Fleetwood Mac) and Top of the Pops, they don't get the rotation and adoration of bands like the Ramones although I think their sound is just as potent and catchy. So, last night at the Blue Star, the DJ played Top of the Pops which was awesome. The people I was hanging with at the time didn't seem to know who the Rezillos were but they seemed to dig the song. So, people... those of you who are not familiar with the Rezillos, here are a few videos to school and entertain you.