'Can't Stand The Rezillos', their sole studio album, is one of the best records you'll ever own. If you aint got it, get it. There's a 'live' performance here.
2. THE JAM - 'News Of The World' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1978
4th single, better known these days as the intro to the political satire TV show 'Have I Got News For You'. Video here.
3. PENETRATION - 'Money Talks' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1977
OK, so this looks like another mostly well-known sampler, but bear with me. This was the superior B-side of first single 'Don't Dictate'. They lived just a couple of villages over from me back in '77.
4. SCUM - 'Wer Hat Angst?' - Scum 7" - Germany - 1984
Something less well-known now. This is from their '1984' 6-track E.P. which, I think, was their sole release.
5. THE REZILLOS - 'No!' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
Another from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'.
6. THE B-5'2s - 'Rock Lobster' - DB Recs - USA - 1978
Debut single from this long-lived and prolific Athens, Georgia based band. Video here. 'Ski-doo-be-dop . . . eeewww!'
7. GANG OF FOUR - 'I Found That Essence Rare' - EMI LP - UK - 1979
From their first album 'Entertainment!' On the whole I found it difficult to get into most of their stuff while everyone seemed to be calling them geniuses. Maybe they were, but i'm just a simple lad . . .
8. PENETRATION - 'Don't Dictate' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1977
Not as good as the B-side but still worthy. Live at the Electric Circus here.
9. THE JAM - 'Going Underground' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1980
Something like their 10th single? Video here.
10. THE REZILLOS - 'Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
A third from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'. Can you tell me who originally recorded this song? (Clue: it was credited to Earl Vince and the Valiants but really it was just Fleetwood Mac performing under a different name).
11. TILT - 'Każdy Się Boi Swojej Paranoi' - Tonpress 7" - Poland - 1985
From the flipside of their first 3-tracker 'Runął Już Ostatni Mur'.
12. PENETRATION - 'Life's A Gamble' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1978
Third single with sperm on the sleeve. Come on now, we've all been there. Live at Reading here.
13. THE JAM - 'When You're Young' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1979
7th single? Video here.
14. THE REZILLOS - '(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
A fourth from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos' which was also an earlier single. Old Grey Whistle Test performance here.
15. PENETRATION - 'V.I.P.' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1978
The B-side of 'Life's A Gamble'.
16. THE CUDDLY TOYS - 'Wolf' - Fresh LP - UK - 1979
From their first album 'Guillotine Theatre' which was solid enough, but didn't have too many stand-out tracks.
17. THE B-52's - '6060-842' - Island 7" - USA - 1979
Second single. Old ropey live version here.
18. PENETRATION - 'Firing Squad' - Demo - UK - 1977
The song was released as their second single in 1978 but I prefer this 1977 demo version.
19. THE JAM - 'Strange Town' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1979
8th single? Visuals here.
20. THE REZILLOS - 'I Like It' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
Time for another cover version, and the fifth selection from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'. This was originally a number one hit 15 years earlier for Gerry and the Pacemakers.
21. PENETRATION - 'Duty-Free Technology' - Demo - UK - 1977
Another cracking Penetration demo, released on the 'Race Against Time' album a couple of years later.
22. TILT - 'O Jaki Dziwny, Dzwiny, Dziwny' - Tonpress 7" - Poland - 1985
The other track on the flipside of 'Runął Już Ostatni Mur'.
23. THE JAM - 'Eton Rifles' - Polydor 7" - UK - 1979
9th single? Hilarious video here.
24. THE REZILLOS - 'It Gets Me' - Sire LP - UK - 1978
Just enough space for a sixth selection from 'Can't Stand The Rezillos'.
25. PENETRATION - 'Danger Signs' - Virgin 7" - UK - 1979
4th single. For me, their crowning moment. There's a 12" extended version but that one aint as good.
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