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The Revillos

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After the blow out of The Rezillos, (their label) agreed to let Eugene and Fay out of their contract on the condition that they didn’t use the ‘Rezillos’ name. So, Eugene came up with a new name - The Revillos! Virgin Records were interested enough to fund a new label specically for the band (Snatzo) which operated under Virgin’s DinDisc subsidiary. The deal was signed in June 1979 and there was a lot of media interest.

Eugene Reynolds, Fay Fife, and Rocky Rhythm formed the core of the Revillos. The first incarnation of the band featured original Rezillo-member Hi Fi Harris on guitar, Felix on bass, and Babs and Cherie on backing vocals. This line-up recorded the early singles Where’s The Boy For Me ?, Motorbike Beat, and Scuba Scuba. Rocky Rhythm is credited as Robo Rhythm on the first two singles, and the backing vocal credit on Motorbike Beat goes to The Revettes (Jane White, Jane Brown, Tricia Bryce).
With Kid Krupa, Vince, and The Revettes

August 1979. The fourth single, Hungry For Love saw a change of guitarist with the arrival of 17 year old Kid Krupa (from jazz-funk Best Friends - Hi Fi left to become an architect). This lineup recorded the first album, Rev-Up!, although various other musicians are credited as well. Felix left and Willaim Mysterious landed for a brief while, along with original Rezillo-member Dr D.K. Smythe. The Revettes were now Babs and Cherie. Both the singles and the album were released on the Snatzo label.

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  • Gewaltraud

    Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah!

    28 Apr 8:24am Reply
  • letsbolt

    REV UP

    16 Feb 6:49pm Reply
  • analpolice

    Anyone know the name of the Japanese band who covered Scuba Scuba?

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Greenwood_Style

    Please contact me if you have Attack! (1982).

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • panxpiotr

    scuba scuba <3

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • Deni001

    I can't find any albums by this band.I listened to them at youtube and they are good but I can't scrobble it that way.Ayone could help?!

    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Andreahhhh

    YEAH rev up is in sixten candles!!!

    22 Nov 2007 Reply
  • calefan

    There's a great (alternate) version of Rock a Boom -- my personal favorite -- on some album called Wireless Recordings. There's also a great version of You Were Meant For Me (and some others) on there. Anyone know about this?

    5 Aug 2007 Reply

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