THE REZILLOS – “Top Of The Pops” / “20,000 Rezillos Under The Sea” (Sire 4001) July 1978
The Rezillos ‘Top Of The Pops’– One of the undeniably great pop punk records of 1978, insanely catchy, on trend (Top Of The Pops was huge back then) and with ‘hit record’ stamped all over it.
This single version is a different cut than the one that appears on their album “Can’t Stand The Rezillos” and perhaps the best and definitive version. The Rezillos crashed and burned after the record splitting in two….. and then we had The Revillos. (EXPO67)
Slightly restrained sound from these mad, mad young Scots. Faye Fife’s screeching vocals have been smoothed out, while their live energy has been refined to create a single full of polished hooks and riffs.
Definitely too good for it ever to be heard on TOTP, but you never know. (Record Mirror)