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Formed January 1979, led by vocalist/guitarist Spizz. 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 then newly created UK Indie Chart early in 1980 with their single “Where’s Captain Kirk?“. It was included in the NME Writers 100 Best Indie Singles Ever in 1992 and more than two decades after its release, it was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the 50 best punk rock singles of all time. Old boys include Lu Edmunds (The Damned/P.I.L), and Kevin Armstrong (David Bowie and Iggy Pop) and needless to say that the band has supported most of the iconic punk bands Siouxsie, Clash, Damned and headlined many tours/gigs including the 40th Anniversary of the original 100 Club punk festival, Rebellion and Undercover punk festivals in 2016. To carry on with the 40th Anniversary of punk theme.
The 2012 SPIZZENERGI line up Spizz: Vocals, Jeff Walker: Drums, Luca Comencini: Guitar, Phil Ross: Guitar, Ben Lawson: Bass Have produced 2 notable vinyl releases City Of Eyes & Here Come The Machines to much critical acclaim. Spizz has also sung Where’s Captain Kirk? on the the 2017 chart topping German band Die Toten Hosen’s release Laune Der Nature/Learning English Lesson 2.
Since March 2020 Lockdown Jeff Walker has stepped down from SPIZZENERGI after 24 years & longest serving band member.
Today the band are: Spizz:: Vocals, Luca Comencini: Guitar, Phil Ross: Guitar, Ben Lawson: Bass, Alan Galaxy: Drums.
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