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Spizzenergi formed in the late 1970s, an English punk/new wave band led by vocalist / guitarist Spizz (real name Kenneth Spiers). 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 their 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.

Links To Peel

Peel was quoted describing "Where's Captain Kirk?" as the best Star Trek associated song and was chosen by him for the TV programme Funk Me Up, Scotty. The band were often played by Peel in the 70's and 80's, even when the group changed several names.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Spizzenergi - Peel Session 197914:19

Spizzenergi - Peel Session 1979

1. Recorded: 1978-08-01. Broadcast: 07 August 1978. Repeated: 24 August 1978 (under the name of Spizzoil)

  • Cold City / 6,000 Crazy / Pure Noise/Alien Language/Protect From Heat / Platform 3/Switched Off

2. Recorded: 1979-03-12. Broadcast: 21 March 1979. Repeated: 25 April 1979

  • European Heroes / Energy Crisis / Soldier Soldier / Life's So Safe

3. Recorded: 1979-11-13. Broadcast: 27 November 1979. Repeated: 09 January 1980, 22 April 1980

  • New Species / Touched / Intimate / Effortless / Where's Captain Kirk?

4. Recorded: 1980-04-30. Broadcast: 12 May 1980. Repeated: 29 May 1980, 17 June 1980 (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)

  • Red And Black / Rhythm Inside / Hot Deserts / Central Park

Other Shows Played

SPIZZ OIL 6,000 crazy 197802:15

SPIZZ OIL 6,000 crazy 1978

1978

1979

  • 21 February 1979: Platform 3 (EP – Cold City : 4) Rough Trade (under the name of Spizzoil)

1980

  • 06 February 1980: Where's Captain Kirk? (7") Rough Trade
  • 07 February 1980: Where's Captain Kirk? (7") Rough Trade
  • 05 May 1980: No Room (7”) Rough Trade (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 08 May 1980: No Room (7”) Rough Trade (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 15 May 1980: No Room (7”) Rough Trade (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 27 May 1980: No Room (7”) Rough Trade (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 25 June 1980: Where's Captain Kirk? (7") Rough Trade
  • 25 June 1980: Spock's Missing (7" b-side No Room) Rough Trade (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 08 July 1980: European Heroes (LP - Do A Runner) A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 09 July 1980: New Species / Energi Crisis (album - Do A Runner) A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 10 July 1980: Red And Black (LP - Do A Runner) A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 14 July 1980: Red And Black (LP - Do A Runner) A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 29 July 1980: New Species (album - Do A Runner) A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 05 August 1980: Hot Deserts (7") A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 14 August 1980: Hot Deserts (7") A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 25 September 1980: Central Park (7") A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
  • 29 September 1980: Central Park (7") A&M (under the name of Athletico Spizz 80)
The Spizzles - Risk03:36

The Spizzles - Risk

1981

1982

1997

Others

External Links

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