Formed: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK


RuefrexRuefrex - Melody Maker March 15, 1980

RuefrexRuefrex -  Flowers For All Occasions

Band Members (Late 1977 - 1986)

Ivan Kelly 1977 - 1978 Left to join The Wall
Allan Clarke 1978-1980, 1982-1987  
Allan Clarke 2003 For the reunion
Jackie Forgie 1977-1980 pre- Colenso Parade / Black Taxi Ballads
Willy Foster 1982  
Jackie Forgie 1983-1987 Back for a second stint (meaning the band at this time had two guitarists)
Garry Ferris 1984-1987  
Jackie Forgie 2003 For the reunion
Andrew McFarlane 2003 2nd guitar and keyboards
Tom Coulter 1977-1985 Left band during first LP sessions
Gordy Blair 1985-1987

ex- Highway Star, ex-Rudi, ex-The Outcasts

Tom Coulter 2003 For the reunion
Paul Burgess 1977-1980  
Ben Curry 1982 During a brief stint when the newly reformed band called itself Eden Way
Paul Burgess 1982-1987 Back for a second stint
Paul Burgess 2003- And for a third stint (reunion)
Brian Faloon 2004 Ex-SLF. For one show only
John McQuillan 1982 During a brief stint when the newly reformed band called itself Eden Way
Cathal Coughlan 1985 For a BBC radio session at least




Singles & Albums

Ruefrex - One By One E.P.One By One (7", 1979)

Ruefrex - Capital LettersCapital Letters (7", 1983)

Ruefrex - Paid In KindPaid In Kind (7", 1984)

Ruefrex - Wild Colonial Boy (Parts 1 and 2)The Wild Colonial Boy (7"/12", 1985)

Ruefrex - In The TrapsIn The Traps (7"/12", 1986)

Ruefrex -  Flowers For All OccasionsFlowers For All Occasions (LP, 1985)

Ruefrex - Political Wings Political Wings (12", 1987)

Extraneous Releases

Ruefrex - Capital Letters... The Best Of...Capital Letters... The Best Of... (CD, 2005)

Various Artists

A Cut Above The Rest UK Tape 1980s (Helden): New Zealand / The Ruah

Good Vibrations: The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): One By One

The Good Vibrations Story UK CD 1994 (Dojo): One By One

Flicknife Records Punk Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Playing Cards With Dead Men

Bloodstains Across Northern Ireland UK LP 1998 (Bloodstains): The Perfect Crime

The Big Stiff Box Set UK 4xCD 2007 (Salvo): The Wild Colonial Boy

Every One A Classic!!! Volume 5 UK CD ???? (Punk, Mod, Powerpop): Capital Letters

I Gave Birth To An 18 Lb Rhino UK LP ???? (Stiff): In The Traps)

Burning Britain - A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1980-1983 UK 4xCD 2018 (Cherry Red): Capital Letters



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