Rudi were a punk rock/power pop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland formed in 1975.
Rudi formed in 1975 as a covers band with members Brian Young, Ronnie Matthews, Graham Marshall, Leigh Carson and Gordon Blair, playing rock 'n' roll and glam rock hits. The band's name was taken from a single called "Oo Oo Rudi" by The Jook. After bass guitarist Johnny Stewart joined, the group adopted a pop punk sound. The band wore a stage uniform of boiler suits, stolen by drummer Marshall from his place of work. Original Stiff Little Fingers bassist Gordon Blair joined in 1977.
The band's debut release was the "Big Time" single, the first release for Terri Hooley's Good Vibrations label in May 1978. It received positive reviews in the music press, and was later described by Henry McDonals of The Observer as "one of the most perfect pop songs to come out of this island". The single's success prompted the band to relocateЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Big Time [04.1978, сингл]
- Big Time: The Best of Rudi [1996, сборник]