Monday, February 2, 2009


I habitually purchase any Rough Trade release that I don't already own (provided it is affordable). Having been to England a few times I've purchased quite a few of them. Some of them get listened to less than others, probably because I never got around to listening to them a first time and thus never bothered to revisit them.

On one of my romps through London I purchased quite a few records that Spizz was involved with. Slowly but surely you will probably see them up here. The first post are his two earliest releases, featuring him and one other dude. They are stripped down but pretty interesting takes on post punk or what have you. I probably should have listened to these earlier. It does go to show that the people behind Rough Trade were pretty reliable when it came to releasing quality product. I have not heard many duds from them.

I'm not sure why he changed the band name so many times but continues to use Spizz  in there somewhere (such as Spizzenergi, for instance). I do my best to understand other people's reasoning but sometimes it is difficult to follow. If I were to hazard a guess I would say that he wanted to denote each separate lineup as a different band but remind you that no matter who else was playing for him, it was ultimately his vision that you were listening to. Fair enough?

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, 2 singles by Spizzoil.

6000 Crazy (Rough Trade)
1. 6000 Crazy
2. 1989
3. Fibre

Cold City (Rough Trade)
1. Cold City
2. Red And Black
3. Solarisation (Shun)
4. Platform 3

1 comment:

Mark G said...

Spizz used to change his bandname on an annual basis. Which confused the heck out of A&M, who were after signing the band that had the monster selling "Where's Captain Kirk" but they'd become "Athletico Spizz 80" by then.

Then they were Spizzles, then who knows?