‘Never Mind The Day-Glo’
20 track CD only: 74 minutes: Label: Overground
Cat. No. OVER 123 CD
Release Date: 2nd August 2010
By 1984 Rubella Ballet had progressed musically, far more than any of their contemporaries in the anarcho-punk scene. Adopting both gothic and poppier influences, their new sound coupled with their unique dayglo look saw them achieve increasing commercial success with 1984’s 42f 12”(Jungle Records) reaching no. 10 in the Independent Charts.
The band then formed their own label Ubiquitous Records which resulted in their most prolific period with the release of the classic If album (1985), Money Talks 12” (1985), At Last It’s Playtime 12” (1985), Arctic Flowers 12” (1986), Cocktail Mix LP (1987) and Birthday Box LP (1988). Their last album was 1990’s At The End Of The Rainbow.
Rubella Ballet remain active. Recent gigs have shown that their power continues undiminished, with a live performance better than ever and songs that have politically and ethically more than stood the test of time; showing how groundbreaking those 25 year-old ideas really were! If only someone had listened!
Sid & Zillah without doubt, not only the King & Queen of Punk, but cultural icons for a new generation!
Never Mind The Day-Glo compiles 20 tracks from the band’s most successful period. Included are the albums If and At The Rainbow and the singles 42f and Arctic Flowers, all digitally remastered and packed in a 12-page booklet designed by Sid and Zillah.
Still available, Rubella Ballet Anarchy In The U.V. (OVER 121VP CD) which chronicles the band’s early discography and is the perfect companion to this CD.
42f/ Slant & Slide/ Blind Ambition/ Arctic Flowers/ Mescalito/ Mummy/ Plastic Life/ Every Second Counts/ Go-Getters/ Cowboy Hero/ False Promises/ Thugs/ Sisters/ Contorted Circles/ Red Alert/ It’ll Never Happen To Me/ Love Potion/ Rainbow Love/ Dream Dreamer/ Animal House