The REZILLOS are back !
The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene through a shared love of Sixties Garage Rock, the Spectoresque Girl Group voice of The Shangri Las injected with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of punk rock and roll. The speed at which they gathered a following took the band by surprise.
The Rezillos off-kilter three minute sparkling pop gems and a unique visual style was steeped in a culture of bad boys, bad girls, bad movies and great rock and roll. Their independent debut single, “I Can’t Stand My Baby” shot them to underground fame initially via airings on John Peel’s radio show. Their follow up classic singles “My Baby Does Good Sculptures”, “Top of the Pops” and “Destination Venus” signalled critically acclaimed milestones for the band. The Rezillos recorded their landmark album “Can’t Stand the Rezillos” in New York’s fabled Power Station studio, immersed themselves in the local music scene and dropped in during downtime to play a gig at CBGB’s, the hub of Punk Rock music. The album reached the top 10 in the UK album chart and is lauded as punk classic.
The Rezillos gave two legendary performances on “The Old Grey Whistle Test” and did the same on the music showcase programme “Top of the Pops” where in keeping with band’s ironic take on pop culture, they played their hit single of the same name satirising the show. The Rezillos single hit the Top Twenty and their album charted alongside. The same year they released a live album; “Mission Accomplished… But the Beat Goes On”.
The band had a meteoric rise, made a seminal album and stamped their unique identity on an unsuspecting public. Much to their fan’s anguish The Rezillos had hit the too much too soon button and abruptly ceased.
After the implosion of The Rezillos, Fay and Eugene went on form the The Revillos, an offshoot of The Rezillos with an arty sixties pop sound, producing some unique recordings alongside innovative early pop videos. They released a studio album “Rev up” and toured extensively from the late 70’s through the 80’sand played to a cult following in the UK, USA and Europe. Angel Paterson and Jo Callis formed the short lived “Shake” before Jo joined the Human League.
After The Revillos briefly reformed in 1994 Fay, Eugene and Jo started to write some material together. This laid the foundations for a future rebirth of The Rezillos.