Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Am Fully Versed in Physics, Politics, Earth History, and Alien Affairs

Sticking with my weekend tradition, I'm gonna lighten up a bit. Combining my fascination with recent developments in kookery with my fascination with dark-haired Scottish charmers (oh, who am I kidding- I have a soft spot in my head for all sorts of Scottish charmers) I'm posting a video by the Rezillos (later the Revillos). Vocalist Fay Fife had a rare knack for looking fantastic while belting out loopy sci-fi lyrics in a Fred Flinstone outfit:

Flying Saucer Attack (perhaps the best bass line EVER!!!) would have been another appropriate choice, but the video is just a bunch of B-movie SF stills. For the record, my favorite song by the band is It Gets Me- a perfect showcase for Fay's inimitable voice (and that BASS!).

Happily, the band is still touring. It's nice to see such lovable eccentrics thriving- it's a reminder that the good guys win sometimes... even while contending with flying saucer attacks.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I can imagine "It's An Alien Affair" sung by Sly and the Family Stone.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

What about Sculptures?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

What about Sculptures?

I like it, but It Gets Me is my personal favorite, with Flying Saucer Attack as a close second. I guess I just dig Fay's voice.

It struck me that the Rezillos are Scotland's answer to the B-52's. We have a fun bunch of SF nerds, wearing idiosyncratic costumes, led by a goofball front man and a charismatic female lead (2 in the case of the B's) with a distinctive voice, playing music which can best be described as uptempo rootsy rock-n-roll filtered through the sensibilities of an extraterrestrial.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Wait, are you trying to tell me the Rezillos do a song about sculptures?