(PRWeb UK) March 24, 2009
SPIZZENERGI 30th Anniversary gig - Thursday 14 May 2009 Live @ The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street. London, W1D 1LL TeL: 020 76360933 http://www.the100club.co.uk
With Special Guests: The Wutars + Fist Funk Deluxe Tickets Advance £10 / Door £13
A 1979 Global Theme Park is created
It seems the world's governments are doing their very best to re-create 1979 as a global theme park. Like an old oil painting an economic crisis has been lovingly restored. Hollywood are doing their best to get in on the act as Paramount are about to release the latest Star Trek movie on May 8th with young actors playing Captain Kirk, Spock and Britain's very own Simon Pegg playing Engineer Scotty.
To complete this unusual theme park SPIZZENERGI http://www.spizzenergi.com are performing a 30th Anniversary concert at the famous 100 Club, the birthplace of punk rock. Yes the 70's perfectly re-created!
When you mix the passion of Joe Strummer, the wit of Spike Milligan, the energy of a young Iggy Pop plus a pinch of the brain of Richard Dawkins what is the result?
Answer: Spizz, singer of DIY punk pioneers SPIZZENERGI.
On Thursday May 14th SPIZZENERGI will be performing in London. Thirty years ago the band were part of the first Rough Trade Records package tour. Cabaret Voltaire pulled out of the original package a week before the tour was due to start. SPIZZENERGI rescued the tour stepping in to support The Raincoats and Swiss band Kleenex. Rough Trade rush-released their first single 'Soldier Soldier' / 'Virginia Plain' (SPIZZENERGI were the first band to cover any Roxy Music song - Bryan Ferry was not pleased with the result). Soldier Soldier was awarded Single Of The Week by NME's Paul Rambali
By the end of 1979 SPIZZENERGI had become Rough Trade's biggest selling band and in December the band released their 2nd single 'Where's Captain Kirk?' It became the 1st number one of the newly formed official Indie chart launched in January 1980. It remained in the Indie top 30 for the entire year and was considered by the late BBC DJ John Peel to be "The only Star Trek tribute worthy of the Enterprise's juke box". Stadium rockers R.E.M. liked 'Where's Captain Kirk?' so much they recorded it as a fan club members Christmas gift in 1992. 'The Very Best of Spizz' CD was re-issued last year by Cherry Red Records http://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryred/artists/spizz.php. You Tube Video Views: 166,106 http://www.youtube.com/spizzenergi Where's Captain Kirk? 23,054 views