Spazzys

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The Spazzys
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Pop punk
Years active 2000–present
Website Official website
Members Kat Spazzy
Lucy Spazzy
Ally Spazzy

The Spazzys is an all-girl pop punk band from Melbourne, Australia.

History[edit]

The three girls went to school together and Kat (guitar, lead vocals) and Lucy (bass) are also twins. They formed in 2000 and played their first show as a support for Mach Pelican.[1]

Their first three singles Paco Doesn't Love Me, Hey Hey Baby and My Boyfriend's Back all charted with the latter reaching No. 24.[1][2] Their debut album Aloha! Go Bananas entered the AIR independent chart at No. 1[3] and reached the top 40 of the ARIA national albums chart. They have received significant radio airplay - mostly on Triple J.[4] Their song "Paco Doesn't Love Me", written about the drummer of an Italian punk band called Retarded,[5] was No. 75 in the 2004 Triple J Hottest 100.[6]

They have played several major music festivals, such as the Big Day Out,[7] Falls Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival and have toured with bands such as You Am I, Grinspoon, Butterfingers and Hard-Ons.

The band has also supported international acts such Blondie, The Distillers, The Hives,[8] The 5.6.7.8's,[9] Marilyn Manson[10] and Marky Ramone.[11] They were poorly received by the crowd during their support tour with Marilyn Manson during his Rape of the World Tour; the biggest response they got was by asking the crowd for a "fuck you".[10] The band frequently mocked the audience by announcing song titles such as "My Parents Don’t Understand Me So I’m Going To My Room To Cut Myself".[10]

They played with Marky Ramone on an Australian visit, Ally (drums) made way for Marky on the drums.[12] Marky also features in their video clip for "Hey Hey Baby".[13] They are heavily influenced by The Ramones,[14] and have similarly adopted the band's name as a surname.

In 2005, Ally guest starred on the game show Spicks and Specks, and Kat on RockWiz.[15]

Members[edit]

All three members have contributed lead and backing vocals, although Kat is the lead singer for most of their songs.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rock the Spaz bar". The Age. September 17, 2004. 
  2. ^ "SPAZZYS - MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK (SONG)". Australian-Charts.com. 
  3. ^ "Tearing up venues". The Mercury. 12 April 2007. 
  4. ^ The Spazzys, The Harbour Agency[dead link]
  5. ^ Simon Collins (9 September 2004). "Three chords, two minutes, one passion: the Ramones". The West Australian. 
  6. ^ "Hottest 100 2004". Triple J. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  7. ^ Simon Collins (25 January 2007). "Spazzys back, more diverse". The West Australian. 
  8. ^ RocKwiz Series 2: Episode 15
  9. ^ FasterLouder "5.6.7.8s Bomb The Rocks Australian Tour!"
  10. ^ a b c "Marilyn Manson / Spazzys". Rave magazine. 16 October 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  11. ^ The Age Marky Ramone
  12. ^ The Age, 10 May 2004, "Brain Surgery Not A Part Of This Brief" by Michael Dwyer
  13. ^ Geelong Advertiser, 4 September 2004, "Fun-time Spazzys"
  14. ^ Herald Sun, 16 September 2004, "spazzys' pass marky" by Shane O'Donohue
  15. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 December 2005, TV previews by Tony Davis

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