The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976.
Although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not share the nihilism or social commentary of their contemporaries, but instead took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as "a New Wave beat group". Their songs are heavily influenced by 1950s rock and roll, 1960s English beat music and garage rock, early 1970s glam rock, and recurring lyrical themes of science fiction and B movies; their influences mirrored those of US bands the Cramps, the B-52s, and X, who were starting out at the same time. The Rezillos' biggest hit in their home country was the UK Top 20 single "Top of the Pops" in 1978.
Top of the Pops (UK # 17)
Destination Venus (UK # 43)
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I bought 'Top Of The Pops' when it was in the charts.
The group didn't last long. By the end of 1978 they had split. The main songwriter (and guitarist) Jo Callis would later join The Human League just in time for their period of big success in 1981. What remained of The Rezillos after the split changed their name to The Revillos for legal reasons (so they could be released from their record contract) and as The Revillos they had one minor UK chart hit with the excellent 'Motorbike Beat' which peaked at number 45 in February 1980