Athletico Spizz 80 Centre Hotel Newcastle 13th August 1980

Athletico Spizz 80 Centre Hotel Newcastle 13th August 1980
Support: Arthur Two Stroke and the Chart Commandos?
Spizz is a bit of a character. I first saw him in Spizzoil as support for Siouxsie and the Banshees at Newcastle City Hall around the time of Hong Kong Garden, and he seemed totally nuts. The single Wheres Captain Kirk is classic mad punk. By the time he played this gig at The Centre Hotel, he’d built up quite a following. I seem to remember the place being packed and it being a mad wacky gig. The Centre Hotel was home to a few gigs around that time; I seem to recall seeing The Sadista Sisters there one night. I think local hero Arthur Two Stroke may have been support for this Spizz gig. Good to see that Spizz is still gigging.

3 responses to this post.

  1. I saw him as Spizzoil?Spizz Energi (I think). He may have been supporting Elvis Costello at Sunderland Mecca…


  2. Posted by Paul Lynch on September 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I was at this gig in Newcastle and the support was up and coming band from Glasgow – Altered Images – I still have my ticket somewhere with Claire Grogans autograph on it.


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