Clocks Are Big MACHINES ARE HEAVY – Urgh! Day Two

One of my favorite songs from Urgh! is “Where’s Captain Kirk?” by Athletico Spizz 80. A band I had never heard of before seeing the film, and became completely obsessed with shortly thereafter.

If all you know about Athletico Spizz ’80 is their appearance on Urgh!, then they can be a pretty hard band to track down online. It seems that there are a lot of bands with the name Spizz in them, such as Spizzles, Spizzerengi Spizzoil, Spizzorwell, Spizzsexual, and Spizzvision. That’s odd, you may think, until you find out that all of those bands are really just a dude named Spizz and whoever was playing with him at the time. Spizz’s stuff is great and is worth checking out if you can find it, but his penchant for changing his name can make it a little difficult.

It also makes Googling the bastard a real bitch.

The late, great Klaus Nomi makes an appearance on side 2 of Urgh! with his signature track ‘Total Eclipse’ as do first-generation Ska-rockers The Members with ‘Offshore Banking Business. Obscure L.A. punk rockers Alley Cats add a solid track to the mix with ‘Nothing Means Nothing Anymore’, and Jools Holland from Squeeze contributes a fun jazzesque tune with ‘Foolish I Know.’ Steel Pulse’s ‘Klu Klux Klan’ is a kicking reggae jam if you’re into that kind of thing (I’m not) and we all know The Go-Go’s signature hit ‘We Got The Beat’ – a song I can’t hate no matter how much I try.

Side three, which features three of my favorite bands of all-time, will be coming later this week. Enjoy side 2.

The Members – Offshore Banking Business

Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
Total Eclipse – Klaus Nomi
Athletico Spizz ’80 – Where’s Captain Kirk
Alley Cats – Nothing Means Nothing Anymore
Jools Holland – Foolish I Know
Steel Pulse – Klu Klux Klan

5 Responses to “Clocks Are Big MACHINES ARE HEAVY – Urgh! Day Two”

  1. Tim says:

    This is amazing, keep up the great work!

  2. Karim Amir says:

    Ditto what tim said. Thanks for posting these, from a huge fan of Urgh!

  3. Paul says:

    Thanks for this!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love this song. I had it on an old mix tape that a friend of mine gave me nearly 16 years ago. Thanks for posting it.

  5. zappman says:

    What a great blog, any chance of fixing the link to Jools Holland – Foolish I Know, all other 26 links still work out of 27.
    Thanks in advance,

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