Formed in 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland, John Peel favourites The Rezillos were viewed as a punk act simply because they emerged at a specific time in the history of rock. But there was so much more to The Rezillos and their music. Branding themselves a “new wave beat group”, The Rezillos’ music lacked the nihilism and social commentary of many of their counterparts, replacing this with an irreverent glam rock image and a love of science fiction, B-movie, comic book and campy girl group iconography that set them apart from their musical peers.
Initially performing mainly ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll covers at their live shows, Rezillos guitarist and future Human League band member – Jo Callis – began penning their own original songs, and soon after came the release of their highly acclaimed debut LP, Can’t Stand The Rezillos, contained here.
This classic album is now available in this collectable 2CD digipack release, together with their famous live recording from the Glasgow Apollo on 23rd December 1978 – released at the time under the name of “Mission Accomplished… But The Beat Goes On”.
Not only does Flying Saucer Attack contain these two great recordings, but the package also includes all the B-sides and rarities from the band’s first stint as The Rezillos between 1977 and 1979.
Includes the hits ‘(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures’, ‘I Can’t Stand My Baby’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Destination Venus’, ‘Top of the Pops’, plus many rarities not included on the band’s initial two albums, such as live versions of ‘Flying Saucer Attack’, ‘Twist and Shout’, and alternative versions of ‘(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures’ and ‘Getting Me Down’.
Everything contained has been freshly re-mastered especially for this release.
Can’t Stand The Rezillos
1-1 Flying Saucer Attack
1-3 Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite
1-4 Top Of The Pops
1-5 2000 A.D.
1-6 It Gets Me
1-7 I Can’t Stand My Baby
1-8 Glad All Over
1-9 (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
1-10 I Like It
1-11 Getting Me Down
1-12 Cold Wars
1-13 Bad Guy Reaction
1-14 I Can’t Stand My Baby (7″ Version)
1-15 I Wanna Be Your Man
1-16 (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (7″ Version)
1-17 Flying Saucer Attack (7″ Version)
1-18 Top Of The Pops (7″ Version)
1-19 20,000 Rezillos Under The Sea
1-20 Destination Venus
1-21 Mystery Action
Mission Accomplished… But The Beat Goes On (Live In Glasgow)
2-1 Top Of The Pops
2-2 Mystery Action
2-3 Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite
2-4 Thunderbirds Are Go
2-5 Cold Wars
2-8 Land Of A Thousand Dances
2-9 I Need You
2-10 Culture Shock
2-11 Getting Me Down
2-12 Ballroom Blitz
2-13 (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
2-14 Destination Venus
2-15 Cold Wars (Live In Glasgow 7″ Mix)
2-16 Flying Saucer Attack (Live In Glasgow)
2-17 Twist And Shout (Live In Glasgow)
2-18 Good Sculptures (Alternative Version)
2-19 Getting Me Down (Alternative Version)
(Cherry Red Records)