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The Revillos were one of the most unique and fascinating bands to emerge from the Scottish punk scene in the late 70s and early 80s and their second and final studio album Attack! is a testament to their incredible talent and boundless creativity. Originally released in 1982 this LP is a shining example of the band’s sci-fi new wave punk style filled with infectious hooks driving rhythms and colorful playful lyrics.
From the opening track Man Attack to the closing track Caveman Raveman Attack! is a non-stop blast of pure punk energy with standout tracks like Sputnik Kiss Snatzomobile and Do the Mutilation showcasing the band’s ability to create memorable catchy songs that stay with you long after the album is over. The record also features some great covers including a raucous rendition of Tell Him which perfectly captures the band’s playful and irreverent spirit.
The vinyl reissue of Attack! is a must-have for fans of The Revillos and fans of punk music in general. The LP includes a fold-out poster and the tracks have been remastered for optimal sound quality. The artwork is also faithfully reproduced with the iconic album cover featuring the band dressed in their signature sci-fi outfits and wielding their instruments like weapons. Overall Attack! is a fitting tribute to one of the most innovative and influential punk bands of the era and a testament to their enduring legacy.