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Can't Stand The Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Full title - Can't Stand The Rezillos, The (Almost) Complete Rezillos. Expanded & remastered edition of the 1978 debut album for British punk/new wave act. Includes 'Destination Venus' & 'Mystery Action' from the UK onl... more »
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Full title - Can't Stand The Rezillos, The (Almost) Complete Rezillos. Expanded & remastered edition of the 1978 debut album for British punk/new wave act. Includes 'Destination Venus' & 'Mystery Action' from the UK only single released November 1978 alongside 13 bonus live tracks recorded at the Glasgow Apollo, 1978. Live tracks, ''Top Of The Pops', 'Mystery Action', 'Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight', 'Thunderbirds Are Go', 'Cold Wars', 'Teenbeat', 'No', 'Land of 1,000 Dances', 'I Need You', 'Culture Shock', 'Getting Me Down', 'Ballroom Blitz' & '(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures'.
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I would give this more stars if I could!
kileina_hana | GA United States | 04/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some of the other reviewers cite this album as a must-have for any punk or psychobilly collection. I agree--but really, it's a must-have for *any* collection!My boyfriend asked me for a Rezillos CD for his birthday, so I bought this one. I'd never heard of them before, so after he'd blown out his candles and disposed of the pile of wrapping paper on the floor, we popped the album in for a listen. Madness ensued. 75 minutes later (give or take), I knew I had a new favorite band. I listened to Can't Stand the Rezillos during my 45-minute commute a couple of days later, and it ended up accompanying me to work every day for the next two weeks. I just couldn't take it out of the CD player--I mean, what could beat cruising down the freeway at 80mph, dancing and singing along with the most fun band that ever existed? The Rezillos are reminiscent of a weird Ramones/B-52s amalgamation--as fun as the Ramones, but more coherent--and as weird as the B-52s, but in my opinion much more listenable. They are, to me, the best possible combination of punk and new wave the late 70s had to offer. The distinctive style of the Rezillos' music, combined with stellar bass lines and enthusiastic vocals, makes for a non-stop barrage of super-fun songs that will make you want to jump around and dance--no matter how many of your fellow motorists on the highway are pointing and laughing at you while you do it."
I can't Stand the Rezillos...
S. Koropeckyj | The Bright Side of the Moon | 06/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"actually, I will do anything the Rezillos tell me to do because they are really that good. If you actually can't stand the Rezillos then you are worthless and should leave our atmosphere and move somewhere where you cannot waste the good people's air. Ok, that was mean, but seriously, from the first moment that I heard this CD, I was hooked like a heroin addict.
There is not one song on this CD that is not utterly top-notch. 'Flying Saucer Attack' is a catchy song about, wait for it, wait for it: Flying Saucers attacking us and "frying us alive." It might be the best song of the CD, and it might be the best song ever. 'Somebody's Gonna get their Head Kicked in' is an angry song, without the female vox, but is still catchy as hell and worth by itself the cost of the entire CD. 'Top of the Pops' is nothing short of stellar. I have no idea what '2000 A.D.' is about, but it is still a mighty catchy song. Hell, even the cover songs are done in a top-notch manner.
The music transcends the simple punk-power chord structure and moves into a realm of utter perfection. The vocals are all done exactly as they should be, mixing male and female vox to create an extremely cohesive medley. Then the bassist is amazing. He provides a perfect texture for the band to play over, while at the same time demonstrating his own skills. The guitar is at times simple, but jumps into more complicated rhythyms and the occaisional solo.
There is nothing wrong with this album. Get it or forever be deprived of one of the best sounds to ever come out of your speakers."
CSTR = Masterpiece
Dustin Tyler Morris | Higley, AZ | 03/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to Can't Stand the Rezillos for years now. It is a definite Top Fiver for me, and my top five is some thing that changes with time. Can't Stand the Rezillos is a staple record that just wont budge. It is such a complete body of work, and is always going to be one of my favorite records."