#postpunk gems, v. 28 — The Rezillos

Happy mittwoch, readers!

It’s rare that a band circa ’77 gets its start with a cover of a Fleetwood Mac tune, but bless The Rezillos, who made a few waves back in the day with “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight.” The band hails from lovely Edinburgh, and a reconstituted line-up just toured the US for the first time in 2012. Perhaps the American scene in the late 70s had its share of artifice with The B-52s, most notably, and listeners couldn’t get their minds around the tongue-in-pierced-cheek-glam element of The Rezillos. Too bad for us, really, when you consider the virtues of musical warnings about a “Flying Saucers Attack” (which apparently did reach the nethers of the UK singles chart).

Here they are performing on RockPop (?) to a well quaaluded audience, it seems.

Have a rockin’ good week as we say goodbye to July!

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