Spizzenergi have had many different names and now he´s out again and he have been on the road for 30 years soon. He answered my questions in the end of august 2006.
You started up the group some years ago again or how was it? Why did you that?
-I started performing in public in 1977 and apart for a couple of years where
I did no gigs I have not stopped. (* = One Radio Session)
1977 SPIZZ 77 (UK Shows)
1978 SPIZZOIL (2 Rough Trade singles + UK Shows)*
1979 SPIZZENERGI (2 Rough Trade singles + UK & European Tours)* *
1980 ATHLETICO SPIZZ 80 (A&M LP & singles + UK & European Tours)* * *
1981 THE SPIZZLES (A&M LP & singles + UK & US Tours)* *
1982 SPIZZENERGI:2 (Rough Trade LP & singles + London shows)
1983 SPIZZORWELL (one show)
1984 SPIZZ AND HIS ASTRONAUTIES (London shows)
and THE LAST FUTURE SHOW (one show)
1985 SPIZZ'S BIG BUSINESS (tracks on compilations & UK shows)
1986 SPIZZSEXUAL (UK shows)
1987 SPIZZ (new Where's Captain Kirk? 12" single & German tour)*
1988 SPIZZ ORBIT (Love Me Like A Rocket 12" single & 2 shows)
1989 SPIZZIVISION (London shows)
1990 DYNAMO SPIZZ 90 (rehearsing)
SPIZZOIL (2 London shows)
1991 - 1993 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)
1994 LIFESTYLE (recording)
SPIZZMAS (Happy Xmas - War is Over: on Damaged Goods)
1996 SPIZZENERGI (Cherry Red CD & UK shows) *
1997 SPIZZENERGI (The Model + London shows)
1998 SPIZZENERGI (World cup song + UK shows)
1999 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)
2000 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)
2001 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)
2002 SPIZZENERGI (2nd Cherry Red CD & World cup song + UK shows)
2003 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)*
2004 SPIZZOIL (2 shows)*
2005 SPIZZENERGI (London shows)
2006 SPIZZENERGI (World cup song + UK show)
What did you between the spizz-times....did you play in any other group?
-No but I have occasionally performed one of my songs as a guest spot in
other shows - usually performing "Where's Captain Kirk?"
Paint & play football
You have always been called a punkband, that without having that sound?
-Is punk limited to one sound? To me punk is not and should not be a formula.Many mainstream artists have borrowed or stolen punk elements.
What does punk mean to you , is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-To me punk means artistic freedom.
You have had a lot of different Spizz-names on your group, why did you do and which of them are you most satisfied with?
SPIZZOIL, SPIZZENERGI & SPIZZSEXUAL
Which is the most frequent asked Spizz-song when you play live?
-WHERE'S CAPTAIN KIRK?
Which is your own favourite?
-Airships & Spocks Missing
Do you play any covers?
-Currently: Virginia Plain (Roxy Music), The Model (Kraftwerk)
Your video Soldier Soldier become banned 1981, why?
-The real reason why it was banned has never surfaced. It seems the use of
guns in the video and the depiction of a soldier (actually a showroom dummy) being blown to bits may have had something to do with it.
You like football, mostly to play but also to watch you say, which team do you support? (My team is named GAIS and is from Gothenburg)?
You paint also?
-Yes coming soon www.spizz.eu the spizz art site
You´re 47 now , a little bit older than me, is it OK to do the music you do, or isn´t it agelimits on punk and rock?
-Again the artistic freedom means that I will grow old disgracefully (I mean look at Mick Jagger & Keith Richards - why should they have all the fun?).
Do you play anything live nowadays and are you called Spizz Eneri then or what?
-See list above - I just had to cancel a September London show because I
broke my left arm playing football last week.
When punk came, was it a relief and had you been involved in music before the punk came?
-Yes - punk made it possible that you didn't have to wait to know every
musical note before making music. As for involvement I was a record buyer
and in the early stages of learning to play guitar (summer 1974)
Which was the first punkband you saw?
-David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars 1973
Which is the most important punk song ever?
-Anarchy In The UK & New Rose for starters but the others that followed
particularly some by the Clash. I can't pin down one.
What do you know about Sweden?
-Olof Mellberg, Sven-Göran Eriksson, ABBA, Ikea, Blonde hair, cold weather, Is this a test for your tourist board?
Have you heard any swedish bands?
-Not much apart from ABBA
Is it many interviews nowadays?
Is it boring?
-Not this one
Which is the question you never get but you want to have? Please ask it and answer it?
-I never get asked: What I would do with unlimited funds?
Answer: Spend it
Please rank your five memorable concerts you have been to?
-In chronological order:
David Bowie - B'ham Town Hall 1973,
The Clash - B'ham Barbarellas 1977,
Queen - Wembley 1986,
Alice Cooper - Marquee 1989,
Carbon Sillicon - London 2005
First, last and most expensive record ever bought?
-I can't remember
Most embarrasing record in your collection?
-There is nothing to be embarrassed about.
Politics and music, does it goes hand in hand?
-Any songwriter with an opinion is bound to weave how they feel on any given subject into their songs. If a song has a theme that is political then it will surely surface.
So say if you are a 'business musician' - your interest in music is to turn
out hits to make money you are unlikely to have much depth of meaning in
your work - politically. It is likely that such an artist will avoid
political issues. (example: Robbie Williams or Kylie Minogue)
Best political artist?
Futureplans for the band?
-I have no plan
-I don't know if I have a plan