It is almost 40 years since that infamous Sex Pistols gig in Caerphilly, but to prove the ghost of punk still haunts the valleys, 1970’s new wave legends The Rezillos roll into town on the 7th April 2016.
The Rezillos formed in Scotland in 1976, at the time punk rock was kicking off in that London. Inspired as much by 50’s B-movies as the Sex Pistols, they banged out a series of chunky era defining power pop tunes, such as ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Destination Venus’ and a cover version of the Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Somebody is Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight’.
In 1978 they split, only to return in 1979 as The Revillos. They continued in that form until 1997, when they split again.
In 2001 they were persuaded to get back together again for a one off show – and are still going strong.
To mark their 40th anniversary the Rezillos play Caerphilly Workingmens’ Club on April 7th. Support comes from local heroes The Guardians of Public Morality, featuring a line-up that will no doubt remember the Rezillos first time around, including Pete Six of Mutilated Jelly and Doc Savage fame.
Tickets are available for a mere fifteen of your pounds sterling from U-Chooz and Ed’s Attic Records in Caerphilly Indoor Market or on-line from www.caerphillyworkmenshall.org