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


Official Pre-79 Releases;


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


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;


Line ups;

Spizz 77                            Spizzoil                               Spizzenergi
Nov 77 – 78                       Mar – Dec 78                     Dec 78 – Nov 79
Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)   Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)    Kenneth Spiers (voc/gtr)
Pete O’Dowd (gtr)             Pete O’Dowd (gtr)              Pete O’Dowd (gtr)
.                                        Palmolive (drms)                Hero Shima (drms)
.                                        Frank Guest (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