Rebel Run

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"Rebel Run"
Toyah Rebel run.jpg
Single by Toyah
from the album Love Is the Law
B-side "To the Mountains High"
Released September 1983
Format 7", 12"
Genre New wave
Label Safari
Songwriter(s) Willcox/Darlow
Producer(s) Nick Tauber
Toyah singles chronology
"Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)"
(1982)
"Rebel Run"
(1983)
"The Vow"
(1983)

"Rebel Run" is the thirteenth UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in September 1983, over a year after the band's previous single. The single reached number 24 on the UK Singles Chart, Spending a total of 5 weeks on the chart. It became 'Toyah's' seventh and last top 30 hit as a band before Toyah went solo. 'Rebel Run' has become a Toyah fan favourite.

The track was taken from the fifth full length Toyah studio album, Love Is the Law, which failed to match the success of its predecessors. The 12" single featured an additional b-side, and both of these bonus tracks appeared on the 2005 reissue of Love Is the Law, and the compilation album The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983, released the same year.

The video for Rebel Run is featured as a bonus video on the Toyah DVD 'Wild Essence- TOYAH Live in the 21st century'

Toyah appeared on several television programmes to promote Rebel Run, including a fantastic outdoor performance filmed at Alton Towers for the TV show 'Hold Tight', when the band also performed a remade version of their hit 'Ieya'.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl[edit]

  • A: Rebel Run [Willcox/Darlow]
  • B: To the Mountains High [Willcox/Bogen Arr. Bogen/Darlow]

Catalogue Number: SAFE 56

12" Vinyl[edit]

  • A: Rebel Run [Willcox/Darlow]
  • B1: To the Mountains High [Willcox/Bogen Arr. Bogen/Darlow]
  • B2: Baptised in Fire [Willcox]

Catalogue Number: SAFE LS56

Produced by Nick Tauber. Published by Sweet 'n' Sour Songs Ltd.

Both sides of all releases ran at 45RPM.

Personnel[edit]

  • Toyah Willcox : vocals
  • Joel Bogen : guitar
  • Brad Lang : bass
  • Andy Duncan : drums
  • Simon Darlow : keyboards