Produced by Nick Tauber
1983 UK 7″ vinyl / Safari Records / SAFE56
1983 UK 12″ vinyl / Safari Records / SAFEL56
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’.