SPIZZLES – “SPIKEY DREAM FLOWERS” LP (1981)
Egg City Radio readers who play close attention will know that one of my favorite post-punk albums is “Do A Runner” (1980), resuscitation by Athletico Spizz 80. I occasionally drop references to it here and there throughout my posts; I’ve even been known to delete previous posts with the album download in it, re-posting it so that the album gets bumped up to the very top of the site — so that I can shove it in more peoples’ faces!
For years, I’d been looking for the album’s follow-up, “Spikey Dream Flowers” (1981), credited to the Spizzles (Spizz and his gang changed their name every year, in order to keep things fresh — or in order to sabotage their career momemtum, one of the two.) I finally found it, although some of the tracks are encoded at the dreaded 128kbps — why on earth do people still do that?!?! There’s more than enough cheap hard drive space the world over by now!
The album, while fun and good, isn’t as awesome to me as “Do A Runner”, but there’s some standout tracks, including the lead-off, “Brainwashing Time”.