spizz smash it up

‘Smash It Up – The Series features some candid, off the cuff interviews with some of the key players in the 1970’s UK punk rock scene.’

.. so says the producer, director and writer of the series of video shorts, one Mark Williams.

It’s a 6 episode web series filmed in a totally punk DIY style over a 2 year period featuring people like Charlie Harper, Brian James, Spizz …. and makes a change from the usual retrospectives with the same old ‘talking heads’ promoting their latest ‘product’.  This is a fan-made (but professionally filmed)  mixture of fun and facts told in inimitable style by the characters themselves.   Spizz -a great one to start with, as he is a talkaholic social animal and complete one-off.

Episode 1: Being Spizz…

The forthcoming episodes include Charlie Harper & the UK Subs. the legendary Brian James (The Damned and Lords of the New Church) one with Graham Humphreys (described as Punk/Horror Artist Extraordinaire -“The Evil Dead poster, the Cramps ‘Off the Bone’ cover art and loads of Damned artwork”***) then  Alan G Parker (author) and Billy Chainsaw.

The first episode Being Spizz was first shown on Saturday 14th October 2017 and I am told “Future episodes will be released directly to YouTube on a monthly basis during late 2017/early 2018”

“All episodes directed,produced and written by Mark Williams.  Music written and produced by Punk Otter AKA Chris Otter. Photography & Sound by Darren J Perry & Mark Williams. All episodes copyright Son of Bill Productions 2017”

Good work fellas.

Enjoy – and look out for future episodes by book-marking Son Of Bills YouTube Channel   or joining the Smash It Up Facebook group


And here is a great track by Kenneth Spiers alter-ego and sci-fi punk superhero Spizz from a few years back ….


Spizz photo by  Andy Craddock.

Words – Ged Babey.  ( apart from gaps in my knowledge*** filled by Andy Heintz)

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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