Can't Stand The Rezillos Review

artist: The Rezillos date: 08/21/2007 category: compact discs
The Rezillos: Can't Stand The Rezillos
Release Date: Jul 1978
Label: Sire
Genres: Punk, New Wave, British Punk
Number Of Tracks: 13
Can't Stand the Rezillos is daring and jaunty with an air of debonair.
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 8
Can't Stand The Rezillos Reviewed by: ss311, on august 21, 2007
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Sound: Defining New Wave is a difficult and contentious topic. However, it really shouldn't be viewed as one because you need look no further than the Rezillos. Can't Stand the Rezillos is daring and jaunty with an air of debonair. From the cycling descending and ascending runs of Flying Saucer Attack, to the random covers by bands such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, the thick, crunchy rhythm guitars, resounding bass and Angel Paterson's drumming on 2000 A.D., the Rezillos incorporate punk and rockabilly with a touch of pop sensibility in the mix. // 8

Lyrics: Fay Fife is a girl. John Callis is a boy. They both sing! This mixed gender band epitomizes the open mindedness of Punk and New Wave. What's more is that they sing with Scottish accents, increasing all novelty factor. The vocal highlights are Flying Saucer Attack, Top of the Pops and I Like It, argurably the best Gerry and the Pace Makers cover ever. // 8

Overall Impression: They're Scottish and you can't help but loving them. The Gaelic charm earns them a round of drinks at the bar. The groundbreaking melodies and intertwining vocals of Fay Fife and John Callis are a major part of the Rezillos' sound. It's great to hear a male an a female working so well together on any album, in terms of harmony and sound. That is what distinguishes the Rezillos from their contemporaries and makes them timeless far past 2000 A.D. // 8

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