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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

6000 CRAZY

Okay, just for Farmer Glitch:



I love the bit in the middle where Spizz freaks out and goes 'free' w/ a recorder...

Spizz here.

13 Comments:

At 7:10 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee thanks man - ya know what though - it is somewhat worrying the amount of Spizz Oil and Spizz related 7 inchers I have in my dusty old sevens-boxes ... I must have been a pretty freaked-kind-of-dude back in the 70's/80's compared with the balanced kind of guy I present these days !!

 
At 7:34 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How truly fucking weird ... a real piece of synchronicity, this ... I was looking at various Spizz things on Youtube only yesterday, before seeing this post.
'6000 Crazy' is one of the most inspired, DIY one-offs from the punk era, up there with The Mekons 'Where Were You?'.
What was that TV quiz show Spizz got himself on?

 
At 8:16 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep - got to agree with those sentiments - lucky enough to have caught Spizz Oil supporting The Pop Group who were supporting Alternative TV late 70's Cheltenham - man - they don't make line-ups like that these days !!

 
At 12:19 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Wow, yeah, that's a truly great line-up...

I saw 'em at The Locarno, Bristol, (in '78? '79?) on a bill with Nico and The Banshees....Nico was canned off after two songs by a rent-a-part-time-punk contingent in the crowd (tho I thought she was incredible), so Spizz played a v. edgy high-velocity set (quite rightly) expressing his contempt for the audience inbetween songs ...The Banshees came on last and said "When you insult one of our guests, you insult us", and played a v. short, icy, perfunctuary set w/ no encores or interaction w/ the crowd whatsoever.

In the afternoon before the show Nico scored her smack from a house in Cotham next door to a bloke I knew, who came over to tell me (v. excitedly) the next day that he'd seen Nico wobbling down next door's garden path...

She was a legend to my generation... I mean, c'mon, it's the fucking Velvet Underground, man...you just canned off one of the VU 'cause she wasn't playing fast enough. (Wankers.)

Crikey, didn't know Spizz had done a quiz-show...

 
At 12:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the stupidity of punk audiences ... bottling Suicide offstage night after night when they supported The Clash ... and here was I thinking punk was supposed to be about experimentation and looking for new frontiers. But like you say ... think about it , you cretins, you just attacked a member of The Velvet Underground ...
I can only hope they won't let anyone guilty of it into Heaven.
That's a considerable line-up. too ... reminds me of the short but glorious era when the Lyceum in London would put on killer line-ups on Sunday nights.

 
At 2:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a very entertaining triple bill at the Lyceum way back when. It was Generation X headlining, The Fall and the UK Subs. Now UK Subs fans you understand are not the most tolerant of species. I seem to remember The Fall getting off quite lightly, but when Generation X came on to a pompous rock build-up they were relentlessly canned for the entire set. They probably deserved it. Billy Idol was always more suited to LA.

 
At 6:53 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

I seem to remember you telling me about that gig years ago: Billy Idol standing with his back to the audience, arms up in the air, at the beginning of their set with a big dry-ice build-up to (I think) "King Rocker"...and a solitary can sailed up and out of the audience and hit him doink! on top of his immacculately coiffeured hair....LOL!

 
At 7:10 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, don't usually condone violence against performers but in just this one case, give the hurler of that can a cigar.
Saw a similar thing happen to Simon Topping of A Certain Ratio years ago at the Electric Ballroom ... Topping came back with the magnificently witty rejoinder "fuck off" ...

 
At 7:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw the legend that is Ginger Baker - knocked clean off his drum stool mid 30 minute solo at Glasto in possibly 1981 - now the man is indeed a legend and canning him might now seem a reaction too far - but boy - he was pretty damn crap !

 
At 8:03 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Think I was there for that one...possibly a bit later, like maybe 83? 84? Not sure...

I prob. imagined this, but wasn't it because there some sort of barney between Ginger Baker and Roy Harper (or even Harper's road crew) poss. because of an over-running/late set due to Baker's reluctance to finish a lengthy drum solo....? And they tried to drag Baker off stage...?

I read the Hawkwind biography last year and, boy, Ginger Baker (who played w/ Hawkwind briefly) came off as a complete, utter cunt.

Ginger Baker Vs Roy Harper...LOL! Doesn't matter whather it's true or not, just the thought of it is making me laugh...

 
At 6:27 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah maybe 83 - I was there with the Musgrove brothers - remember camping right down by the stage - and attempting a tent rigging exercise after the digestion of a certain UK fungus - as ya do - after afore-mentioned rock hit ole-man-baker - his leather-clad buddies proceeded to attempt to lure the thrower back-stage for a 'chat' !! Yeah Baker vs Harper - in a stumbling rock showdown to the finish ! The mind boggles ...

 
At 3:57 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Ah, yeah...I remember now...he got hit by a rock ("Hit by a rock! Hit by a rock!")...I can remember briefly bumping into you at the fest. (w/ Lydia?) Think I got into a wine and amyl melt-down at Pilton that year...

Where the fuck did I get a Baker Vs. Harper barney from? Still, nice mental image...

 
At 6:03 pm, Blogger rocket ron said...

i saw baker at stonehenge around that time. he was so smacked out i dont think hed have noticed being set on fire. let alone being hit by a rock. as for roy harper. well he should be stoned to death...

 

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