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Ruefrex were one of Northern Ireland's most popular, uncompromising and successful punk bands. Over a turbulent decade-long career the band were attacked by both Protestant and Catholic communities for their refusal to accept sectarian divisions. They also recorded some of the most powerful, lyrically potent music of the era, from their debut on Terri Hooley's legendary Good Vibrations label to indie chart hits with the classic 'Capital Letters' and 'Paid In Kind' on the Northern Irish indie label One by One. They then became cover stars of the Melody Maker when they recorded the hugely controversial but unapologetic 'The Wild Colonial Boy' The Melody Maker headline was "Is the most important band in Britain?"

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