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Spizzenergi


Groupe de musique Punk du Royaume-Uni formé en 1979


Spizzenergi are an English punk/new wave band led by vocalist/guitarist Spizz (real name Kenneth Spiers). Formed in the late 1970s, the band changed its name every year, subsequent names including Athletico Spizz 80, Spizzoil and The Spizzles.

They are notable as the first band to top the newly created UK Indie Chart early in 1980 with the single "Where's Captain Kirk?" More than two decades after its release, it was included in Mojo magazine's list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

Spizz's early years / Spizzoil

Spizz attended Arden School, Knowle, near Solihull, a comprehensive school in the West Midlands, and was inspired by the burgeoning punk rock movement. After a Siouxsie and the Banshees gig at Barbarella's in Birmingham, he jumped on stage and sang, leading to a recording deal. He was already performing (solo) by 1977. Spizz soon got together with like-minded guitarist Pete Petrol (real name Pete O'Dowd), with whom he released a few singles during the height of punk's popularity. In 1978 Palmolive, drummer with The Slits, joined the band, then named Spizzoil, for a few gigs.The band supported Siouxsie and the Banshees, among others, and later toured as a headline act in many European countries.

Their lineup in late 1979 consisted of Spizz on vocals and guitar, Mark Coalfield on keyboard and vocals, Dave Scott on guitar, Jim Solar (real name James Little) on bass guitar and Hero Shima (real name Suresh Singh) on drums. With a distinctively new wave sound, as Spizzenergi they became the first number one band on the newly formed UK Indie Singles Chart in January 1980. BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel described "Where's Captain Kirk?" as... "the best Star Trek associated song". Spizz created the artwork for the single cover using felt pens. This was the peak of Spizz's commercial popularity.

This lineup continued as Athletico Spizz 80, gaining a considerable following. They became the only band to sell out the Marquee Club for five consecutive nights (with a sixth alcohol-free, matinee show). "Where's Captain Kirk?" was featured in the 1981 live music film Urgh! A Music War. This material was shown occasionally on late-night American cable TV, and may have helped prolong Spizz's fame. The band released an album entitled Do a Runner on A&M Records, to mixed reviews.

When Lu Edmonds joined the lineup in 1981, the band changed its name to The Spizzles. The group released a record called Spikey Dream Flowers, which cemented the group's sonic image as science-fiction weirdos. Two final 1982 singles, this time as Spizzenergi 2, "Megacity 3" and "Jungle Fever", were the swan song of Spizz in the 1980s. By 1982, the second wave of punk in the UK was over, and post-punk bands were taking over the indie music scene.

Spizz was notable for his annual name change policy, which ceased when the Guinness Book of Records failed to recognise his claim that he had recorded and released the greatest number of recordings under different names (though the book's deputy editor, Shelagh Thomas, nevertheless confessed to owning "Where's Captain Kirk?"). American stadium rockers R.E.M. (who started their band in the early 1980s) recorded a limited edition version of "Where's Captain Kirk?" in 1992, which they gave to fan club members.

1983-2009

After the demise of Spizzenergi 2, Spizz embarked on several solo projects (as SpizzOrwell and performing on The Last Future Show) and played guitar for Heaven 17. In 1985, he toured with backing tapes and female backing singers as Spizz and the Astronauties. After a dance mix of Where's Captain Kirk? in 1987, he had no significant chart success.

The birth of a daughter, Molly Spiers-MacLeod in 1991, consumed the bulk of his energy as he stayed home to care for her. The fully-grown Spiers-MacLeod later became a bass player and contributing songwriter for the Poussez Posse (a band fronted by Georgina Baillie and mentored by Adam Ant) before leaving with fellow Posse members Danie Cox and Rachael Smith to form self-styled "flock rock" band The Featherz, who toured supporting Boy George, before she eventually left in May 2014. Currently, she plays in the Crack Foxes under the name Molly Energi. She and Cox also provided backing vocals for Wild Mutation, a glam-era covers band that Spizz himself fronted.

Aside from this project, Spizz has continued to appear live, thanks to the encouragement of Paul Hallam, and releases material through Cherry Red Records. One exception was a release on Hallam's own label 442ok called "We're The England", his third England World Cup song attempt (previously "E for England" in 1998 and "On The Road To Yokohama" in 2002). Other Spizz football-related songs are "The Sun Never Sets on Aston Villa" (which appears on the club's official compact disc), "Three Lions in The Sky" (which was aimed at a television producer) and his own label "company song", "442ok".

In May 2006, a maxi-single of the earliest known recording of "Where's Captain Kirk?" (from Spizz's own archives) was released.

From 2007, the band Spizzenergi performed at mini festivals in Milan, Bologna and Leuven. In May 2009, they supported the New York Dolls at the 100 Club.

Current activities

In 2012, Spizz and existing member Jeff Walker (drums) were joined by Luca Comencini (guitar), Ben Lawson (bass) and Phil Ross (guitar). Spizzenergi performed numerous shows, including the Joe Strummer/ Strummerville commemorative benefit festival at the 100 Club in London and a Fire Brigades Union benefit show along with Sex Pistols original bassist Glen Matlock and former guitarist of the Clash Mick Jones.

In 2013, Spizzenergi headlined shows in Leeds, London, Glasgow, Livingstone, Bristol, two consecutive and very successful shows at Berlin's Cortina Bob and guest slots with the Rezillos and Cockney Rejects.

Throughout 2014, the band played the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, the Undercover Punk Festival in Bisley and other UK cities, and went on a short tour of Germany. They also supported '80s post-punk icon Toyah at a sold-out show at the O2 Academy Islington.

In September 2014, Spizzenergi released a single on 7" blood red vinyl through Plane Groovy Records entitled "City of Eyes", with a live studio version of Soldier Soldier on the B side. The single was a cutting criticism of surveillance society, state intrusion and phone hacking. After playing it on his BBC show, DJ Gary Crowley stated that Spizz's "pen had never been sharper."

"City of Eyes" was accompanied by a highly acclaimed video shot by Brazilian art director Marcio Schenkel.

In 2015, the band released a docu-movie produced by director Phill Calland entitled The Road to Wakefield Pier, inspired by the George Orwell book The Road to Wigan Pier, in which the author documents 1930s poverty in the north of England and argues for socialism. The Road to Wakefield Pier includes live footage and interviews shot in Wakefield when the band played in the town at Warehouse23.

The band also completed a five-city UK tour with Spear of Destiny, a double headline St. Valentine show with Department S, and a repeat appearance at the Undercover Festival.

2015 also saw headline shows in London, Munich and Augsburg, as well as five UK cities with Theatre of Hate, and back-to-back gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow with the Rezillos.

On September 20, 2016, the band headlined the 100 Club's 40th-anniversary punk festival. 2016 also saw the band perform at the Rebellion and Undercover punk festivals, the London Punk Festival, their own annual summer party at the Dublin Castle, and in a guest appearance at the 2016 Bowie Convention in Derby.

The band planned a 2017 live schedule to promote the release of a new vinyl single called "Here Come The Machines" and a reworking of "Red and Black" from the 1980 debut album.

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Membres du groupe :   Jeff Walker, Kenneth Spiers, Simon Kinder, Matt Broughton, Clive Parker, CS Gas, Brian B Benzine, James Little, Mark Stephens, Hero Shima, Dave Scott, Pete Petrol




- Discographie -

16 albums

Spizzenergi - Here Come The Machines

Here Come The Machines

2017 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Flicknife Records


Spizzenergi - Live DVD

Live DVD

2015 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
DVDr Album DVD-Video14 Pistes



Spizzenergi - City Of Eyes

City Of Eyes

2014 - Royaume-Uni
Punk
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Plane Groovy


Spizzenergi - We

We're The England

2006 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Rock Alternatif
CD Maxi-Single6 Pistes
442ok


Spizzenergi - Never Mind Kirk Where

Never Mind Kirk Where's Spock?

2005 - Royaume-Uni
Punk
CDr Album19 Pistes
Not On Label (spizzenergi)


Spizzenergi - Where

Where's Captain Kirk? Spizzenergi Live

2005 - Royaume-Uni
New Wave, Post-Punk
DVD Album Live DVD-Video15 Pistes
Cherry Red Films


Spizzenergi - Random Radio

Random Radio

2000 - Royaume-Uni
Punk
CDr Album Compilation19 Pistes
Spizzcom


Spizzenergi - The Custard Channel

The Custard Channel

1999 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave, Indie Rock
CDr Album Compilation18 Pistes
Spizzcom


Spizzenergi - The Model

The Model

1998 - Royaume-Uni
Punk
CDr Promo4 Pistes
Polymedia


Spizzenergi - Spizz Not Dead Shock! (1978-1988 A Decade Of Spizz History)

Spizz Not Dead Shock! (1978-1988 A Decade Of Spizz History)

1996 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Album CD Compilation22 Pistes
Cherry Red


Spizzenergi - Unhinged

Unhinged

1994 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave, Synth-pop
Album CD Compilation16 Pistes
Damaged Goods


Spizzenergi - Jungle Fever

Jungle Fever

1982 - Royaume-Uni
Punk
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Rough Trade


Spizzenergi - Work / Mega City 3

Work / Mega City 3

1982 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Rough Trade


Spizzenergi - Spizz History

Spizz History

1982 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Vinyle 12"15 Pistes
Rough Trade


Spizzenergi - Where

Where's Captain Kirk?

1979 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Rough Trade


Spizzenergi - Soldier Soldier

Soldier Soldier

1979 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, New Wave
Vinyle 7"2 Pistes
Rough Trade




- Vidéos Spizzenergi -

41 Vidéos

Where’s Captain Kirk? (1979) full 7” Single
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (orig 1979 single version with outro)
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (orig 1979 single version with outro)
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier
Spizzenergi
Spizzenergi 2- Mega City 3
Spizzenergi
Spizzenergi (Spizzoil) - Mega City 3
Spizzenergi
SPIZZENERGI 2 - 'Jungle Fever' - 7 1982
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (1979)
Spizzenergi
CITY OF EYES
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier - Live at 229 The Venue, London - 26 April 2013 | dsoaudio
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (1979)
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (1979)
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk ? (1979)
Spizzenergi
SPIZZENERGI WE'RE THE ENGLAND 2006 WORLD CUP SONG
Spizzenergi
Spizz Energi - Where's Captain Kirk? Spizzenergi Rebellion 2016
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier
Spizzenergi
Spizz Energi - Wheres Captain Kirk - (Official Video 1979)
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier (The Garage, London - 6th December 2015)
Spizzenergi
Virginia Plain
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier [Album Version]
Spizzenergi
Rebel, Rebel - Bowie Convention, Queen's Hall, Derby - 14/05/2016
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier
Spizzenergi
Wheres Captain Kirk @The Garage 01/02/20
Spizzenergi
Intimate (Peel Session)
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk? - Islington Academy 22/11/14
Spizzenergi
"I Fought The Law" (The Clash cover) - Live 2013 | dsoaudio
Spizzenergi
? "[email protected] Festival"
Spizzenergi
Spizz Energi - Amnesia
Spizzenergi
Where's Captain Kirk? (Live at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK, 1996)
Spizzenergi
Spizz Energi - Soldier Soldier
Spizzenergi
Spizzenergi (Spizzoil) - Mega City 3
Spizzenergi
Soldier soldier (Peel Sessions) (1979)
Spizzenergi
"Live at 229, London - 26 April 2013 (full show)" | dsoaudio
Spizzenergi
WHERE'S CAPTAIN KIRK
Spizzenergi
Where’s Captain Kirk? (1979) full 7” Single
Spizzenergi
SPIZZENERGI 2 - 'Jungle Fever' - 7" 1982
Spizzenergi
Virginia Plain - Bowie Convention, Queen's Hall, Derby - 14/05/2016
Spizzenergi
Spizz Energi - Spock's Missing
Spizzenergi
Peel Session 1979
Spizzenergi
Soldier Soldier - Vinyl Bar, St Paul's, London. 2/9/17
Spizzenergi
Where is Captain Kirk?
Spizzenergi




Spizzenergi

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