Spizz

(Solihul, West Midlands Aug 77 – 82)
later known as Athletico Spizz 80

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Spizzoil

6000 crazy 7” (Rough Trade, RTSO-1) released Oct 78
Tracks: 6000 crazy, 1989, Fibre

Cold City:4 EP 7” (Rough Trade, RTSO-2) recorded Dec 78, released Feb 79
Tracks: Cold city, Red and black, Solarisation, Platform 3

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Spizz ’77

Barbarellas, Birmingham 29-8-77 “Birmingham Punk Festival”
Tracks: I’ve been switched off

Spizzoil

Roundhouse, London 23-7-78 (Tracks unknown)

BBC John Peel session recorded 1-8-78
Tracks: Cold city, 6000 crazy, pure noise, Alien language, Protect from heat, platform 3, Switched off

Victoria Hall, Hanley 25-10-78 (Tracks unknown)

Hammersmith Apollo, London 9-11-78 (Tracks unknown)

 

Further Information;

http://www.spizzenergi.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spizzenergi
http://www.spizzenergi.com/spizz/index.html

Line ups;

Spizz 77
Nov 77 – 78
Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)
Pete O’Dowd (gtr)

Spizzoil
Mar – Dec 78
Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)
Pete O’Dowd (gtr)
Palmolive (drms)
Frank Guest (drms)

Spizzenergi
Dec 78 – Nov 79
Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)
Pete O’Dowd (gtr)
Hero Shima (drms)
Mark Coalfield (keyb/voc)
Dave Scott (gtr)
James Little (bass)
Bryn Burrows (drms)
Pete Hyde (gtr)

Palmolive also with The Slits and later in The Raincoats
Kenneth Spiers (Spizz) is ex-Hassles No Sweat
Bryn Burrows also in The Fabulous Poodles
Dave Scott is ex-Bank of Dresden

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Spizz 77
29/08/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham (1st gig)
22/09/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
24/09/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
06/10/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
12/10/77 University of London (Kings College)
21/10/77 Birmingham Festival
22/10/77 Warwick University, Coventry
24/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
26/10/77 Golden Eagle, Birmingham
31/10/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
07/11/77 Top Rank, Birmingham
10/11/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
14/11/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
16/11/77 Golden Eagle, Birmingham
21/11/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
22/11/77 Vortex, Wardour Street, London
23/11/77 Golden Eagle, Birmingham
24/11/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
30/11/77 Golden Eagle, Birmingham
21/12/77 Golden Eagle, Birmingham
24/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
25/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
25/12/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
26/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
26/12/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
Spizzoil
27/03/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
27/03/78 Coronation Hall, Kingston upon Thames
19/04/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
21/04/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
22/04/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
28/04/78 Town Hall, High Wycombe
04/05/78 Stars & Stripes, Yate
16/06/78 Concorde Suite, Droylsden (?)
12/07/78 Top Rank, Birmingham
19/07/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
20/07/78 Russell Club, Manchester
23/07/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
02/08/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
11/08/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
12/08/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
18/08/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
26/08/78 Small Heath Park, Birmingham
03/09/78 Covent Garden
16/09/78 Battersea Park, London
16/09/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
02/10/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
10/10/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
12/10/78 Pavilion, Bath
19/10/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
20/10/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
21/10/78 Leeds University
23/10/78 Mayfair Suite, Birmingham
23/10/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
27/10/78 Apollo, Glasgow
29/10/78 Town Hall (Crypt), Middlesbrough
29/10/78 Middlesbrough
31/10/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
03/11/78 Liverpool University (Mountford Hall) (*)
09/11/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
10/11/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
11/11/78 University of Essex, Colchester
12/11/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon (*)
14/11/78 King George’s Hall, Blackburn
15/11/78 Winter Gardens, Malvern
22/11/78 Liverpool University (Mountford Hall)
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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