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Iron Virgin

Described by Disc as “a bunch of musical yobs with a mildly camp image”, these five Edinburgh bruisers signed to Decca in 1973 and unleashed their piss-off-yer-grandad belter Rebels Rule in 1974.

Despite the efforts of the label publicity department to get them noticed – guitarist Gordon Nicol remembers, “they were going to supply us with budgies, and they wanted us to go to Trafalgar Square and bite their heads off” – the closest Iron Virgin got to fame was Kenny Everett getting them to record a jingle version of Rebels Rule (“Stand up! For Kenny Ever-Ett”).