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iPod Shuffle - Soldier Soldier

Soldier Soldier - "Spizz Energi" - Play this track here.

 

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Spizzenergi was a late 1970s English punk/new wave band led by Kenneth Spiers, known as Spizz. Championed by John Peel, The band changed its name several times using alternate names including Spizzoil and Athletico Spizz 80.

 

They were the first band to sign to Geoff Travis's Rough Trade Records and the first to top the newly created UK Indie Chart early in 1980. They were perhaps best known for their single "Where's Captain Kirk?"

 

SO WHEN I AWOKE FROM THE DANGERS OF SPACE

I LOOKED AND I SAW A FAMILIAR FACE

THE TIME WARP IN SPACE MADE A CHANGE IN ME

FOR I WAS THE CAPTAIN AND THE CAPTAIN WAS ME

 

After a Siouxsie and the Banshees gig at Birmingham Odeon Cinema Spizz jumped on stage and sang into the microphones, on the back of which was given a recording deal. He was already performing (solo) by 1977. He soon got together with like-minded guitarist Pete Petrol (real name Pete O'Dowd). In 1978 Palmolive, drummer with The Slits, joined what was called Spizzoil for a few gigs.

 

For more on this band checkout the compilation 'Spizz Not Dead Shock'

 

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In Flanders fields the poppies grow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

 

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Taken on November 14, 2010