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Where's Captain Kirk? The Very Best Of Spizz [Enhanced]

Spizz Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B0000666BL
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,762 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Where's Captain Kirk?
2. No Room
3. Soldier Soldier
4. Spock's Missing
5. Amnesia
6. Mega City 3
7. Jungle Fever
8. Central Park
9. Red & Black
10. The Model
11. The Sun Never Sets...
12. Hot Deserts
13. Rhythm Inside
14. Effortless
15. Virginia Plain
16. 6000 Crazy
17. Cold City
18. Work
19. On My Own
20. Where's Captain Kirk? (Enhanced Live Footage)

Product Description

Spizz came to prominence in 1978 supporting Siouxsie & the Banshees as half of the punk skiffle duo SPIZZOIL. Following an invitation to session on the John Peel show (the first of four), Rough Trade Records released two EPs. 6000 Crazy & Cold City. Their first single ‘Soldier Soldier’ (Spizz’s third) was awarded N.M.E. Single of the Week. Later that year came another Single of the Week awarded by Melody Maker's Chris Bohn for ‘Where's Captain Kirk?’ Released at the same time as the first Star Trek movie, it topped the newly formed Indie Chart and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks; it also remained in that chart for the whole of 1980. Fifth single ‘No Room’ was an instant Indie chart topper and subsequently A&M signed the band, releasing their first LP “Do A Runner”. It was a top ten hit in the proper charts and ALL their releases re-entered the Indie chart. The band always containing Spizz has gone through many a name change in the intervening years. Singles and albums have been released under the band names Spizzles, Spizzenergi 2, Spizz Orbit and Spizzmas. R.E.M. even recorded a cover version of Where’s Captain Kirk? which was produced as a Christmas gift for their fan club membership.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's Captain Spizz? 11 Feb 2004
By A. Skudder TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For many people Spizz is known as a one-hit wonder novelty act because Where's Captain Kirk? was so well known in its time that it was all a lot of people heard. But it is unfair that he should be considered this way, and a listen to this CD will demonstrate that there is a lot more to Spizz and all his various incarnations than one song.
The music on offer here ranges from the early singles 6000 Crazy and Cold City to later songs which have never been officially released before.
The first four tracks are culled from a live session on London's GLR Radio and show how Spizz has continued to contrive to surround himself with excellent young musicians.
The same band play on the amazing cover version of Kraftwerk's Model. Many of the other tracks are different versions to what you may have on old vinyl.
What anyone who listened to Spizz in the 70s and 80s really wants is a CD re-release of the two A&M albums, but this is unlikely to happen so for the time being we just have this taster which is a worthy reminder of just how varied Spizz's output has been over the years and how entertaining he can be.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "400 faces and i hear thousand voices" 27 Oct 2008
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I must confess I only really bought this CD for one song , and no it isn't "Where's Captain Kirk ?" though that's a great song as well. Second track "No Room" written by pianist Mark Coalfield under the Athletico Spizz 80 guise it is one of the great post -punk singles as far as I'm concerned. Ushered in one plaintive piano and truly mournful violin ( played by Jim Solar) it suddenly erupts with a sheet metal slashing riff and one of Spizz,s finest vocal performances ..It ,s a schizophrenic song ( only matched by the Butthole Surfers "Sweat Loaf" offLocust Abortion Technician: Remastered and Fatima Mansions "Angels Delight off Viva Dead Ponies 2CD) The shivery burst of feedback after the precision picked notes of the middle eight is sublime.
This album takes in songs from many of the Spizz incarnations Spizzenergi 1 &2 , the aforementioned Athletico, Spizzoil and the more direct Spizz. Alas nothing by Spizzsexual. From early EP,s like "" 6000 Crazy" and "Cold City" and the NME single of the week "Soldier Soldier" from 1979 right up to 1988.,s "On My Own " and the 1996 version of the title track .
Stylistically it's a mixed bunch as well .The early staccato riffs and razor burn guitars give way to more electronically influenced material like "Rhythm Inside" and the twitchy Cabaret Voltaire like "Effortless ".There is a cover of Kraftwerks "The Model " which in truth isn't a patch on the original or indeed Big Blacks coruscating version. I rather like the lo-fi "Virginia Plain " though with it's silly plinky plonky middle eight. "On My Own" is like Moby on a budget and a bit half arsed to be frank.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Athletico Spizz 33 yrs old 12 May 2013
By Rab L
Format:MP3 Download
Have not listened to these tracks for over 30 years.Love Spocks missing,wish they would release the athletico spizz80 album.Downloaded this on MP3 does not sound as good as it did on vinyl.Still have a few of his singles in a box somewhere.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas pres 9 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My brother really enjoyed listening to the cd as he loves that decade anyway. So really pleased as iam rock
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a great compilation of the many faces(phases) of Spizz and his ... 30 July 2014
By Keith Nathan Albrecht - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well, if you're looking for something to tie the loose ends of the early nineteen eighties together,try a lock of Spizzes hair.His hair,as seen on cover, takes on many different colors,as so does the various textures of this album.It's a great compilation of the many faces(phases) of Spizz and his cohorts. It seems to me to end with a happy family punk regalia ending and as we retire to our little country homes, we thank mr.spizz for inspiring us all in disenchantment with an dissonant edge.He does have (had) one of the most unusual ranges for the voice (mezzo-soprano to three octave screech.) and the production is thirst-quenching , like a bottle of tequila and lime. Now we can all go to work in our little cars and listen...Spock my Spock...where can you be ....Where is Spock my doctor Spock....
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Best of Spizz 20 Dec 2013
By Bartok Kinski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
He'll (vocalist / guitarist "Spizz", Kenneth Spiers) will always be best remembered for one novelty hit, 1979's "Where's Captain Kirk?", band name changes (Spizzi, Spinergi, Spizzoil, Spizzenergi, Spizzles, Athletico Spizz 80) and his performance on Urgh! A Music War.

Here are 19 releases of Spizztastic New Wave Punk fun.

1. Where's Capitan Kirk?
2. No Room
3. Soldier Soldier
4. Spock's Missing
5. Amnesia
6. Mega City 3
7. Jungle Fever
8. Central Park
9. Red & Black
10. Model
11. Sun Never Sets...
12. Hot Deserts
13. Rhythm Inside
14. Effortless
15. Virginia Plain
16. 6000 Crazy
17. Cold City
18. Work
19. On My Own (Enhanced Video Track)
20. Where's Capitan Kirk?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Best of Spizz 22 Mar 2009
By Bartok Kinski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
He'll (vocalist / guitarist "Spizz", Kenneth Spiers) will always be best remembered for one novelty hit, 1979's "Where's Captain Kirk?", band name changes (Spizzi, Spinergi, Spizzoil, Spizzenergi, Spizzles, Athletico Spizz 80) and his performance on Urgh! A Music War.

Here are 19 releases of Spizztastic New Wave Punk fun.

1. Where's Capitan Kirk?
2. No Room
3. Soldier Soldier
4. Spock's Missing
5. Amnesia
6. Mega City 3
7. Jungle Fever
8. Central Park
9. Red & Black
10. Model
11. Sun Never Sets...
12. Hot Deserts
13. Rhythm Inside
14. Effortless
15. Virginia Plain
16. 6000 Crazy
17. Cold City
18. Work
19. On My Own (Enhanced Video Track)
20. Where's Capitan Kirk?
0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spizz! 29 Jan 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
An elderly reletive was saying Rancid was like Spizz and spizz is the original Rancid.
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