Flying Saucer Attack: The Complete Recordings 1977-1979

Flying Saucer Attack: The Complete Recordings 1977-1979

by The RezillosThe Rezillos

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Overview

The Rezillos' first album, 1978's Can't Stand the Rezillos, is a high-water mark for punk rock. The humor, the energy, and the songs lift it above the posers and wannabes who littered the scene like trash after a free festival. The band melded the toughness of rockabilly, the flash of '60s pop, and the unchained energy of punk to come up with a singular sound and some classic songs. "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures" and "Top of the Pops" are two fine examples of how great the band is and the rest of the album isn't far behind. This collection, 2018's Flying Saucer Attack: The Complete Recordings 1977-1979, has the classic Can't Stand the Rezillos; Mission Accomplished...But the Beat Goes On, the follow-up live album from 1979 that captures a rough-and-ready show recorded in Glasgow; and a collection of singles, alternate versions, and two tracks that were cut from the live album. The band's output was already gathered up on 1993's Can't Stand the Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos reissue, but this one is (Totally) Complete. The addition of 7" versions of tracks from the record is nice, the live tracks are fun (especially the ripping take on "Flying Saucer Attack"), and the two alternative versions, especially the stripped-down and punchy "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures," are a great addition. The improved sound, the snappy packaging, and the extra tracks make this a necessary upgrade from the older collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2018
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013929170537
catalogNumber: 2917053

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rezillos   Primary Artist
Jo Callis   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Fay Fife   Vocals,Group Member
Hi Fi Harris   Guitar,Group Member
William Mysterious   Bass,Saxophone,Group Member
Angel Paterson   Drums
Eugene Reynolds   Vocals,Group Member
Simon Templar   Bass,Group Member
Gail Warning   Background Vocals,Group Member
D.K. Smythe   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Clarence Carter   Composer
Chris Kenner   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Rezillos   Arranger
Dave Davies   Composer
Jeremy Spencer   Composer
Barry Gray   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Jo Callis   Composer
Nicky Chinn   Composer
Dave Clark   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
William Mysterious   Composer
Mike Smith   Composer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Jason Mayo   Composer
Malcolm Dome   Sleeve Notes
Sylvia Anderson   Composer
Felix Thomas   Composer
William Rossini   Composer

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