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SPIZZ ENERGI +
JOHNNY MOPED

PATTERNS - BRIGHTON

FRI 5th MAY 2023 

7:00pm - 10pm 

Spizzenergi + Johnny Moped

Spizzenergi
SPIZZENERGI is the band cantered around the extravagant London-based vocalist Spizz. Throughout the years, the band has had a lot of names, from Spizzoil and Spizzles to the somewhat lengthy Athletico Spizz 80, but the music has always remained the same, a mix of punk's energy and the futuristic vision of its singer, a man still hoping the future will deliver us from the miserable present.

Their most recent releases are the singles 'Christmas in Denmark Street' in 2020, followed up with a cover of David Bowie’s 'Valentine's Day' in 2021, both singles mixed by Bowie’s long-time producer Tony Visconti.

Johnny Moped
“Johnny Moped had all three ingredients necessary for maximum rock ‘n’ roll: amateurism, mayhem and humour… Essential punk rock!” – Billy Childish

Few bands on the Damaged Goods roster are loved as much as Johnny Moped. One of the original ’77 punk bands they were at the heart of the London punk scene, regulars at the Roxy Club, and highly regarded by both fans and their peers.

Our involvement with the band started in 2006 when we released the Johnny Moped Bootleg Tapes Vol 1&2, a compilation of rarities. Since then the revitalised band released a brand new studio album in 2016 called It’s A Real Cool Baby, closely followed by a reissue of their 1978 classic Cycledelic. Tours around Europe followed, as did a string of dates in the UK supporting longtime associates The Damned. The band have also had successful appearances at Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool and recorded sessions for Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show.

The band consists of remaining original members, Johnny Moped and Slimy Toad, joined by Rock ‘n’ Roll Robot (Rob from CASE) on guitar, Jacko Pistorious on bass, and new drummer Marty Love (on board after the recent departure of Dave Berk).

In 2018 the band were one of the seven acts featured in our 30th Anniversary Singles Club with their version of Motorhead’s ‘Motorhead’ single. Released on a very lovely pic disc! They also played the DG 30th Anniversary show at London’s Koko in September 2018.

In April 2019 the band released a new 7″ single, ‘Living In a Dream World‘ on a choice of three different colours. The track is taken from their studio album, Lurrigate Your Mind, which followed in May 2019.