Spit Like This

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SPiT LiKE THiS
Origin England London, England
Genres Goth, Punk, Glam metal, Shock 'n' Roll
Years active 2002–present
Labels Dark Lord Records in association with Sony/ATV (Current) / GMR Music Group (Sweden) / Cargo Records (UK) / Transcend Records (UK) / BUT! Records (UK) / Spit Like This Productions / Megabucks Music
Website www.spitlikethis.com
Members

Lord Zion (Vocals 2002 – present)

Vikki Spit (Bass 2002 – present)

Rob Riot (Guitar 2010 – present)
Past members

Vile Gilez (Drums 2003 – 2014)

Cyndi Rott (Lead Guitar 2006–2010)

Stevie Lee (Lead Guitar 2003–2006)

Wank Sinatra (Keyboard & Rhythm Guitar 2003–2005)

SPiT LiKE THiS is a band from South East England that was formed in 2002.

Introduction[edit]

Spit Like This (represented usually as SPiT LiKE THiS or abbreviated to SLT) is a four-piece rock band which plays their own original music. Not properly fitting into any single genre (glam punk or glam metal being the closest), they are described as the "bastard child between Motley Crue and Motorhead" on their website.[this quote needs a citation]

History[edit]

Inception[edit]

SPiT LiKE THiS was officially formed by LORD ZiON and ViKKi SPiT. Zion had been working on the idea of starting a new band since 2000, but it was not until this point that Vikki was enlisted and the name SPiT LiKE THiS was used for the first time.

There are two opposing versions of the story behind the band’s name. Both versions agree that Zion and Vikki had a spitting contest on the night they decided to form the band. Vikki asserts that she then taught Zion to spit properly, saying, "No, spit like this...", while Zion asserts the exact opposite to be true, and claims that it was he who uttered the words ‘Spit like this’.[1]

Their first album ‘The Pop Shot!’ was released in August 2002. The EP takes its name from the male climax much beloved of hardcore porn movies.

Zion and Vikki founded Vagabond Records as a label for their music, but changed the company’s name to Megabucks Music before the release of‘The Pop Shot!’

First Show[edit]

SPiT LiKE THiS attracted the interest of D Records (owned by Douglas Mew – founder of Chrysalis) who offered the fledgling band a 5 album deal. They refused, feeling that it was too soon to be tied to producing albums when they lacked the means to play their material live. However, before they could start playing live, there was the small matter of finding a drummer and a guitarist who were up to the job. In the space of just two weeks, drummer ViLE GiLEZ and original guitarist Stevie Lee were installed, together with rhythm guitarist/keyboard player Wank Sinatra, and rehearsals began for the band’s debut.

SPiT LiKE THiS performed together onstage for the first time at the Metro, London, on 5 May. By the end of the year, the band had played ten further gigs, in London, Croydon, Crawley and Kingston, and was already developing a loyal following.

Dragged Kicking and Screaming[edit]

SPiT LiKE THiS released their first EP as a band, ‘Dragged Kicking & Screaming’, on 18 August 2004. This EP featured the debut of a new logo, The Skullox (two crossed Warlock guitars surmounted by a skull), which replaced the original Slut logo. Underground reviews were highly complimentary: "Slutty Music for Slutty People. Interested yet? Spit Like This are a sleazy, dirty, trashy band who will grab you by your balls until you pass out. This CD is a way of life. The songs are explosive and impulsive and extremely infectious.”[2]

On 5 October 2004 the band was voted ‘Trashiest Band in the UK’ at The Underworld, Camden Town.

December brought more popular acclaim, when the Reader’s Poll in KERRANG! Magazine, voted SPiT LiKE THiS # 8 in the ‘Best Unsigned Band’ category.

2005[edit]

The band’s first fully distributed EP, ‘Sleaze Sells...But Who's Buying?’ was released on 31 May, and shot to No. 1 on Amazon and Number 8 in the Rock Charts. The title was a play on the title of the 1986 Megadeth album, ‘Peace Sells...But Who’s Buying?'

Reviews ranged from the sublime: “Spit Like This "Dragged Kicking & Screaming", 10 out of 10 stars. Sleaze down your throat." (Gitzine, February 2005), to the ridiculous: “Anyway, the 5 man glam-gang offer up three tracks of gooey glitter rock here, brash and brassy and catchier than the crosstown bus at quitting time. Soundwise, divide Desolation Boulevard era Sweet with “Electric Barbarella” era Duran Duran, multiply by Doctor and the Medics, toss in a liberal dose of that fairy dust that strippers wear, and you’ve nailed the b-movie disco massacre scene soundtrack that is Spit Like This. “Rebel Lover” is the most neon number on deck here, but all three will have you turning Japanese in no time." (Sleazegrinder.com, November 2004)

After ‘Sleaze Sells...’ was completed, Wank Sinatra was fired from the band amid allegations of theft and deception, and the band became a four-piece. With the material on the new EP moving towards a rockier, punchier sound, it was decided there was no need for a replacement behind the keyboards.

‘Dragged Kicking & Screaming’ was re-released on 28 November, this time with full national distribution, thanks to the success to ‘Sleaze Sells...’

Live appearances continued unabated, with 24 gigs throughout the year. New conquests included Gravesend, Bristol, Dagenham (The Tek 2), and Brighton, and brought support slots with Wednesday 13 & Fozzy.

A media blitz ran from October 2005 through to March 2006, during which SPiT LiKE THiS appeared in numerous publications, including Italian rock magazine, Flash (Issue No. 200, 5 October 2005), Kaleidoscope (Issue No. 20, November 2005), Skin Deep Magazine (Issue No. 127, 8 November 2005), the immensely popular Bizarre Magazine (Issue No. 107, 29 February 2006), along with Total Guitar (Issue No. 145, February 2006), Powerplay (Issue No. 173, March 2006), Organ, Devolution (Issue No. 8), and Bubblegum Slut. They were even mentioned on the UK's longest running soap opera, Coronation Street.

2006[edit]

March 2006 saw the release (with full UK distribution) of ‘SCARY TALES: The Collection’ – a 21-track, 77-minute, back-catalogue CD, containing all the material they had released to date. ‘Scary Tales’ was devised to prime new fans with everything they needed on one disc, as copies of the original EPs were now scarce.

The band parted company with manager Allan James in June 2006.

SPiT LiKE THiS played 18 further gigs in 2006, adding Eastbourne, Reading, Ryde, Liverpool, and Coventry to their territory. The reduced schedule reflected the time the band were spending on writing and rehearsing material for their debut studio album, tentatively titled ‘A Disaster in the Making’.

The departure of guitarist Stevie Lee was announced on 11 October. There was no animosity between him and the band.

Newcomer CYNDi ROTT picked up his trademark Greco Iceman, and stepped up to take Lee’s place, playing his first gig with the band at the Pressure Point, Brighton, on Friday 15 December.

2007[edit]

The first half of 2007 saw the band play a flurry of live gigs. They also continued writing and rehearsing material for their debut studio album, which had been postponed from 2006 when Stevie Lee announced his intention to leave the band.

In April, the band appeared in a pilot TV show, Club Chaos, presented by Gary Bushell. The show never aired.

After a lengthy search the band finally found the right man to produce their debut studio album – producer Paul Tipler (80's Matchbox B-line Disaster, Placebo, Elastica), who understood exactly what SPiT LiKE THiS were all about. When the band went in to Studio 811 in Cowfold, West Sussex, on 12 June 2007, the entire album was expected to take around fifteen days to record and mix. However, between Tipler’s methodical approach to recording and the band’s determination to make the best album they possibly could, recording ballooned to thirty-six days, testing their patience, resolve, and finances to the limit.

The band received offers from several record labels for licensing and distribution, but they elected to wait for the right offer to come along.

On 1 July, a picture of Vikki was featured in the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper to promote Gary Bushell’s podcast, which included an interview with SPiT LiKE THiS.[3]

This momentous year crammed in 58 live shows (including three shows in the space of 24 hours), including appearances in Blackburn, Bolton, Milton Keynes, Leicester, Southampton, Northampton, Plymouth, and Bury. It culminated in the band’s appearance on the main stage at the inaugural Hard Rock Hell festival, at Butlin’s, Minehead, opening for Twisted Sister, in their only 2007 appearance.

Other memorable highlights of the year included gigs with Love/Hate, The Misfits, Cradle of Filth, The 69 Eyes, L.A. Guns, The Quireboys, Zodiac Mindwarp, My Dying Bride, Saxon, UFO, and Vixen, to name but a few.

2008[edit]

While the band continued to look for the right label to pick up their album, they took their unique brand of shock’n’roll live show to as many people as possible, playing 38 live gigs the length and breadth of the country, including support slots with Breed 77, Blaze Bayley, Hardcore Superstar, Miss Conduct, and Voodoo Six, as well as headlining gigs of their own. They also headlined at the Regener8 Festival at Canterbury, and the Alternative Stage at the Cambridge Rock Festival.

In May, the band announced the appointment of manager Gary Raymond (RTB Management) and agent Richard Smith (Nice Idea Productions Ltd) to help them get to the next level.

Finally, SPiT LiKE THiS found a home for their debut album with Transcend Media Group, and signed their contract on stage at Skin Deep magazine’s ‘Tattoo Jam’ event, at Llandudno, North Wales, on Sunday 3 August, after headlining there the previous evening. A further deal between Transcend and Cargo Distribution gave the album release a green light.

As a precursor to the album release, the singles ‘Trick or Mistreat’ and ‘Sweet Transvestite’ (a cover version of the song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show) were released on download only, on 20 October. Sweet Transvestite had been recorded as a b-side for a planned CD and limited edition vinyl single, but due to distribution problems the physical single was never produced.

SPiT LiKE THiS released their debut album, finally entitled, 'We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away') on 17 November. The band had struggled to find a suitable title for several months, the eventual winner being taken from the newly-rewritten lyrics of ‘Young, Dumb & Full of Fun’, and chosen to reflect the band’s dogged determination to be accepted on their own terms.

At one point, pre-release orders for the album pushed it to Number 11 in the HMV.com preorders chart. It went on to sell out three times on HMV.com (including once on the day of release); three times on Amazon.co.uk, and twice on Play.com. HMV subsequently rolled the album out across 148 stores nationwide – an almost unprecedented move for a debut album from a breakthrough band. The first pressing of the album has now sold out.

December brought the band a triumphant return to Hard Rock Hell, as The Dragons Ball invited them to play at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands on Saturday 6 December. Despite a midday time-slot, the band pulled an audience of around 400, and a poll of the festival’s attendees conducted by the organisers placed SPiT LiKE THiS as the 7th best band of the weekend from 47 acts. The full Top 10 was:

  1. Black Label Society
  2. Thin Lizzy
  3. Clutch
  4. Orange Goblin
  5. Wildhearts
  6. Hawkwind
  7. Spit Like This
  8. Tygers of Pantang
  9. Battlelore
  10. Alestorm

The band received their first-ever review in KERRANG! Magazine following this performance: “SPiT LiKE THiS (KKKK) get things going in a welcome bluster of vampish theatrics and glitzy sing-alongs.”[4]

2009[edit]

Over the weekend of 10 & 11 January, the band shot their first full-length music video with B-movie director Johnny Crash, for the song ‘Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal’ the lead song and second single from their album, 'We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away)'.

In February, SLT & RTB Management parted company, amicably. On Friday 13 March SPiT LiKE THiS announced on their website that they had signed a Worldwide Management deal with Indevent, a German company who also manage NWOBHM band Girlschool.

SPiT LiKE THiS and Indevent (management) are negotiating to release 'We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away)' worldwide during 2009.

SLT completed a short tour in April/May with fellow UK band Nemhain, taking in The Gaff (London), The Pitz (Milton Keynes), Mr Kyps (Poole), Leicester Square (Leicester), The Esquires (Bedford), and a long-awaited gig at Rock City (Nottingham).

The new official website was launched on 15 May.

SPiT LiKE THiS signed a new Worldwide Record Deal with Swedish label GMR Music Group in July. At the same time, their third consecutive appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival was announced.

GMR re-released their debut album as 'We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away) – Ultimate Edition' on 2 November in the UK. Repackaged, it also included the bonus song 'Sweet Transvestite' (from the Rocky Horror Show) and the video for Sex Drugs & Heavy Metal, shot earlier in the year.

Following a third triumphant appearance at Hard Rock Hell in the very early hours of Sunday 6 December, an announcement was made the following day that SLT would be also be playing at the inaugural Hard Rock Hell Road Trip, held in Ibiza between 2–9 June 2010.

On 10 December it was announced that GMR would be releasing 'We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away) – Ultimate Edition' on 27 January 2010 in Scandinavia, Italy, Spain (distribution via Borders) and 12 February 2010 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (distribution via Sony/BMG)

2010[edit]

The phased Europe-wide release of We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) – Ultimate Edition began on 27 January 2010 when the album was released in Scandinavia via Border Music; Benelux via Bertus Distributie; Italy via Andromeda Dischi. On 12 February it was released in Germany, Austria via Sony/BMG and Switzerland via Non Stop. It has also been released in Australia & New Zealand via Aztec/Bleed and Greece via Soundforge.

Around the same time, the satellite TV music channel 'Scuzz TV' added the video for Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal to their playlist.

On 9 March it was announced via the band's website that they would record the follow-up album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides starting 5 July 2010. Chris has previously worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and, more recently, starred as himself in Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

On 7 April it was announced via the band's website that they have signed a publishing deal with Enorm Music GmbH & Co.KG in Germany.

On 19 April it was announced via the band's website that they have been confirmed for the 2010 Wacken Open Air Festival.

The departure of guitarist Cyndi Rott was announced on 8 May. Announced same day was his replacement, ROB RiOT, co-writer with Zion of SLT's most well-known song Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal. Rob's first show with the band was at Hard Rock Hell Road Trip, Ibiza on 7 June 2010.

On 1 July it was announced via the band's website that their 2nd album will be titled Normalityville Horror with a dedicated making-of website launched. The album was recorded between 5–31 July.

On 22 October PerezHilton.com wrongly claimed SLT's version of the Rocky Horror Show song Sweet Transvestite was a leaked demo recorded by John Stamos for the hit TV show Glee [5]

On 10 December, Zero To Sixty, a track from the album Normalityville Horror, appears on a German compilation album called Glam Metal Heroes released throughout Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

2011[edit]

In January it was announced that SLT were doing a full UK tour with Tigertailz May 2011.

July 2011 bass player Vikki announces full endorsement with Dean Guitars playing a Demonator 4 bass in black along with a full endorsement with EMG Pickups and Dunlop MXR Pedals.

The first full MP3 – Zero To Sixty – from the Normalityville Horror album was made available to listen to in December via the band website.

2012[edit]

22 February SPiT LiKE THiS announced via their website that they had signed a deal with Dark Lord Records, a new label set up by producer Chris Tsangarides and Strawbs founder David Cousins. The label is in conjunction with Sony/ATV.

The "Normalityville Horror" album was released in the UK on CD only 21 May 2012 via RSK Distribution.

A video to "Zero To Sixty" was released in July. It is a parody of British TV comedy show The Young Ones and the documentary movie Anvil: The Movie. Filmed in the same locations and using many of the same shots of the film. It also features one of the film's stars, Chris Tsangarides.

At the same time, it was announced that "Zero To Sixty" / "The Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid" would be the first single to be released across Europe on 16 September as a download only track (also the first song available for download from the album). A UK tour was also announced, commencing in September of that year.

In July they filmed a cameo for the film Zombie Women Of Satan 2 due for worldwide release in 2013.

Bassist, Vikki Spit, became a Marshall Amplification endorsee in early September.

2013[edit]

In January Vikki and Zion were off to Norway to take part in a horror film Blaze Of Gory: Snow. The band is booked for festival shows for the summer in Finland and the rest of Europe. They are plans for a new music video and for performing in another film.[6]

In March, Zion and Vikki's SMELLYOURMUM.COM clothing brand hit the headlines in the UK and throughout the world due to the offensive nature of some of their items. Most notable were articles in the Daily Mail, The Guardian and ITV,[7][8][9]

Also in March, Zion announced that he was writing screenplay called "Normalityville Horror", subsequently finished in May. A production company "Fuel My 928 Film Productions" has been launched along with a website tracking the film's progress.[10]

18 April, "Normalityville Horror" (the album) was released digitally in the UK and across Europe.[11]

18 August, a movie called "Meet The Cadavers" is announced on IMDb.[12] Written by, produced, co-directed and starring Zion. Vikki Spit also has a leading role and Vile Gilez has a cameo appearance. Also listed in the cast is rock and heavy metal DJ Krusher Joule.

"Normalityville Horror" (the CD) has a Germany / Austria / Switzerland release 10 October 2013.

Vikki features in German Penthouse magazine (November issue).

2014[edit]

Early January, a movie called Sleep - written by Zion - is announced on IMDB.[13]

January 20 the video to "Dead To Me Now" is released via YouTube.

March 1/2 Zion directs a short film called "Spawn Of The Devil",[14] part of the "Blaze Of Gory" anthology. The film stars Lauren Harris, daughter of Iron Maiden's Steve Harris.

August 30th The SLT Facebook page announces that long time drummer, Vile Gilez, is no longer a part of the band.[15]

October - A new listing for a movie called House On High Row - written / directed by Zion - is announced on IMDB. [16]

The Skullox[edit]

The most enduring trademark of SPiT LiKE THiS is the Skullox logo, first seen on the cover of the Dragged Kicking & Screaming EP. Composed of a skull atop a pair of crossed B.C. Rich Warlock guitars (at the time, the band used only Warlock guitars), it has been through a number of incarnations over the years, and has been treated as a character, comparable to Iron Maiden’s ‘Eddie – depicted in different forms and situations on the covers of various releases.

Dragged Kicking & Screaming features the Skullox being actually tattooed onto Vikki’s bottom by Sophie Zie-Carreras, who later played keyboards for the band during the recording of We Won’t Hurt You. Sophie also appears in the crowd scene on the cover of We Won’t Hurt You.

Sleaze Sells... featured the Skullox depicted as a neon sign, reflecting the lurid nature of the EPs music.

Scary Tales featured a reversible cover, upon one side of which the Skullox formed the hanging sign outside a pub.

We Won’t Hurt You has the Skullox logo shone up onto the clouds as a visual reference to the Batsignal from the Batman TV series & movies.

Various SPiT LiKE THiS t-shirt designs have turned the Skullox into a pirate flag (2006), added lightning bolts (2007), and splattered it with blood (2008).

The Skullox and the SPiT LiKE THiS name were officially registered as trademarks by LORD ZiON & ViKKi SPiT in 2004.

Transport[edit]

SPiT LiKE THiS has boasted several unique and readily identifiable forms of transport in the band’s seven-year history.

The first, a 1984 Daimler DS420 hearse, affectionately named ‘The Boner’. Signwritten with the band’s name and logo and many other distinctive touches, The Boner served as Zion & Vikki’s sole means of transportation from June 2003 until April 2007. During this time it suffered numerous expensive indignities, including smashed side windows and stolen valve covers. The Boner eventually became a victim of the band’s hectic touring schedule and the remorseless British weather: Rust damage and some abortive attempts to fix seized brakes left it off the road for too long, and there were neither time nor funds to repair the damage. The Boner was reluctantly sold in April 2008, and branched out into a new career in banger racing.

The band's customised hearse, 'The Boner'

Another vehicle, a more practical but equally bizarre choice, served as the workhorse of SPiT LiKE THiS until March 2009. The Spazmobile – an unassuming blue Ford Transit minibus, formerly belonging to a Special Needs school, was purchased in February 2007. Initially christened The Slut Bus, the name didn’t catch on and it was renamed and later even rebadged as the Spazmo. The bus was sold in March 2009 after failing it's MoT, the UK's road worthiness test.

Zion & Vikki's private car, a 1989 Porsche 944, appears in the music video for Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal.

In March 2009, SLT purchased a large LDV Minibus that was immediately dubbed The Great White Slut Bus.

In April 2010, a new all-black tour bus was acquired with the demonic number plate S666 ROK, since named RETARDiS.

Street Teams & Fan Forum[edit]

When SPiT LiKE THiS began playing live gigs in 2003, a hardcore group of fans quickly formed and frequently travelled with the band to whatever gigs they could reach. These fans were quickly branded ‘SluTz’ (The Slut being the name of the band’s logo at the time), in this context though SluT was an acronym for ‘SPiT LiKE U TOO’, identifying the fans as clearly belonging to the band. As the band’s popularity increased, all the fans became SLuTz, and the hardcore became known as 'The SLuTz of Doom'.

From the first days of the band’s existence, word of mouth has always been a crucial tool for publicity and marketing. The band continues to encourage fans to form street teams to help publicise them, and they have provided a variety of free stickers and flyers over the years to help generate awareness, both of the band and of smellyourmum.com, and even dedicate a part of their website to fans’ exploits in this arena.

Fans who sign up to join street teams become a member of the 'Street SLuTz'. Originally established in support of smellyourmum.com, and replacing the ‘Guerilla Militia’ paid membership fan club which smellyourmum.com had previously operated, the Street SLuTz first appeared around February 2004. The name was changed briefly to Street Squadron in 2008, following concern that potential members were put off by the word ‘slut’, but an outcry from members saw it revert again shortly afterwards.

SPiT LiKE THiS have maintained a website since January 2002, to which a fan forum was added in October 2002. Prior to this, the forum was attached to the first incarnation of smellyourmum.com. Following the movement of the ever-expanding SPiT LiKE THiS website to a fully dedicated server in November 2006, the forum was named Obscene (But Not Heard) after the song of the same name from the ‘Dragged Kicking & Screaming’ EP. This forum has over 1,400 members, while the band’s email newsletter (the NOiZLETTER) has a circulation of over 17,000.

Associated Enterprises[edit]

A.M.P.[edit]

A.M.P. (Against Manufactured Pop) is the name of a campaign promoting an online petition which Zion drafted in protest at the music industry’s predilection for shake-and-bake music acts such as Girls Aloud and Leona Lewis. The petition is still open and has accumulated 900 signatures to date.

The AMP Petition

TO: The Worldwide Music Industry

FROM: A.M.P. – Against Manufactured Pop

September 18, 2002

We, the undersigned, are taking our music back. No longer will we be force fed manufactured production line bands and solo singers. There are hundreds of thousands of talented singers, songwriters and musicians who are not being given a chance to show the world their God given talent because you have filled the industry with Stage School wannabes who don't CARE about what they do, they only care that they are famous.

There is a place for all types of music but choice is being limited on a daily basis. We want to hear music that was created out of a passion, a yearning, a misfortune, an accident, a miracle. What we don't want is ABC pop. We've had enough of music by numbers! It is destroying creativity as those of us desperate enough to toe the line are misrepresented and those of us who do try and do something different and unique are being ignored.

This is not a petition signed solely by musicians. This petition is signed by everyone who wants freedom. The freedom of selection. The freedom of choice. The way things are going, soon, the only music that will be available, is that that has been prepackaged and preapproved by you.

And that is wrong.

Cold Slab Pictures[edit]

Set up in 2013 with Zion and movie director David VG Davies to present "Meet The Cadavers"; a film written by, produced, co-directed and starring Zion.

Fuel My 928 Film Productions[edit]

Set up in 2013 initially for Zion's "Normalityville Horror" movie production. It is co-producing "Meet The Cadavers" with another production company Film MA under the name Cold Slab Pictures, as well as new movie "Sleep".

Megabucks Music[edit]

Picking up where Vagabond Records had left off, Megabucks Music became the exclusive label for SPiT LiKE THiS from February 2002, until the formation of Spit Like This Productions Ltd in 2008. Content recorded under Megabucks Music was usually licensed to BUT! Records, after ‘Anarchy For Two’. Megabucks Music still licenses all the SPiT LiKE THiS music, with the exception of ‘We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away).’ In addition, Megabucks Music also was responsible for the issue of Zion & Vikki’s early t-shirt designs, the venture that eventually became Smell Your Mum.

NormalityvilleHorror.com[edit]

Making of website dedicated to the progress of SLT's second album.

SmellYourMum.com[edit]

Smellyourmum.com is the name of the t-shirt company formed by Zion and Vikki in 2002 to fund SPiT LiKE THiS. SYM is still going strong under its original management, and is run from the house that Zion and Vikki share with ViLE GiLEZ. Zion manages the website and designs the t-shirts, while Vikki does the actual printing by hand on her kitchen table – which is one cause of the Repetitive Strain Injury to her right thumb. Since its formation, smellyourmum.com has received more than 15 million hits, and now holds the copyright for over 500 designs. It also produces merchandise for SPiT LiKE THiS.

Spit Like This Productions Ltd[edit]

Started in June 2008 by Zion and Vikki, all releases since then are released under license from this entity.

Vagabond Records[edit]

Vagabond Records was a record label set up by Zion & Vikki to record the music of SPiT LiKE THiS, in February 2002. In the event, the name Vagabond Records never featured on a recording, as the company’s name was changed to the more familiar Megabucks Music, in June 2002, before the first EP, ‘The Pop Shot!’ was released.

Filmography[edit]

[17]

  • The House On High Row (2015 – development) (Written, Produced, Directed Lord Zion)
  • Normalityville Horror (2015 – development) (Written, Produced, Directed, Starring Lord Zion)
  • Sleep (2014 – development) (Written, Produced, Directed, Starring Lord Zion)
  • Blaze Of Gory: The Spawn Of Satan (2014 – post-production) (Directed by Lord Zion)
  • Meet The Cadavers (2014 – post-production) (Written, Produced, Co-Directed, Starring Lord Zion)
  • RhumbleRama (TBC) (SPiT LiKE THiS cameo & music contribution)
  • Blaze Of Gory: Snow (2014 – post production) (Starring Lord Zion as Vir & Vikki Spit as Allura)
  • Zombie Women of Satan 2 (2013 – post production) (SPiT LiKE THiS cameo & music contribution)
  • Zombie Mutation (2012) (SPiT LiKE THiS Composer)
  • Animal Soup (2009) (SPiT LiKE THiS Composer)

Discography[edit]

Normalityville Horror[edit]

(CD Album – G/A/S)
Tracklisting: Sick / Normalityville Horror / Zero To Sixty / Very Very Good At Being Bad / Dragged Kicking & Screaming / Teen Angel / The Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid / Oh No! Here We Go! / The Dumb Song / Dead To Me Now
Running Time: 41:12
Release Date: 10 October 2013
Label: Dark Lord Records in association with Sony/ATV (under license from Spit Like This)
Catalogue Number: DLWM666 72

Normalityville Horror[edit]

(Download Album – UK & Europe)
Tracklisting: Sick / Normalityville Horror / Zero To Sixty / Very Very Good At Being Bad / Dragged Kicking & Screaming / Teen Angel / The Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid / Oh No! Here We Go! / The Dumb Song / Dead To Me Now
Running Time: 41:12
Release Date: 18 April 2013
Label: Dark Lord Records in association with Sony/ATV (under license from Spit Like This)
Catalogue Number: DLWM666 72

Zero To Sixty / The Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid[edit]

(Download-only Single – UK & Europe)
Tracklisting: Zero To Sixty / Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid
Running Time: TBC
Release Date: 16 September 2012
Label: Dark Lord Records in association with Sony/ATV (under license from Spit Like This)
Catalogue Number: DLWM66674

Normalityville Horror[edit]

(CD Album – UK)
Tracklisting: Sick / Normalityville Horror / Zero To Sixty / Very Very Good At Being Bad / Dragged Kicking & Screaming / Teen Angel / The Life & Times Of The Suicide Kid / Oh No! Here We Go! / The Dumb Song / Dead To Me Now
Running Time: 41:12
Release Date: 21 May 2012
Label: Dark Lord Records in association with Sony/ATV (under license from Spit Like This)
Catalogue Number: DLWM666 72

Glam Metal Heroes[edit]

(Compilation Album)
Tracklisting: Pussy Sisster – Way To Nowhere / Hardcore Superstar – Shades Of Grey / Skid Row – Ghost / Million Dollar Reload – Tattoos & Dirty Girls / Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – Don't Touch My Guitar / Bonafide – Hard Livin' Man / Pearl – Rock Child / Nashville Pussy – Gimme A Hit Before I Go / The Quireboys – Good To See Ya / Backyard Babies – I Got Spades / Gemini Five – Scream 4 Me / Spit Like This – Zero To Sixty / Blessed By A Broken Heart – To Be Young / Angel City Outcasts – Five Guns West / Voodoo Six – Take The Blame / Psychopunch – Never Let Me Go / Chrome Division – Wine Of Sin / Wig Wam – Rock My Ride
Release Date: 10 December 2010 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Label: Golden Core / ZYX Records (under license from Spit Like This)
Catalogue Number: GCR 55030-2

We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) Ultimate Edition[edit]

(Enhanced CD Album)
Tracklisting: Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal / Heart Thief / Trust Your Instincts / Young, Dumb & Full Of Fun / Dead Girl Walking /
Down On You / Pussywhipped / Hunt You Down / Act Of God / Coming After You / Top Of The World /
Sleaze Sells...But Who's Buying? / Trick Or Mistreat / Bonus Track: Sweet Transvestite / Bonus Video: Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal
Running Time: 50 mins 34 secs
Release Date: 2 November 2009 (UK) / 27 January 2010 (Scandinavia) / 12 February 2010 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Label: GMR Music Group (under license from Spit Like This) Distributed by Sony/BMG & Borders in Europe / Cargo in UK
Catalogue Number: GMRCD9019

We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away)[edit]

(CD Album)
Tracklisting: Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal / Heart Thief / Trust Your Instincts / Young, Dumb & Full Of Fun / Dead Girl Walking /
Down On You / Pussywhipped / Hunt You Down / Act Of God / Coming After You / Top Of The World /
Sleaze Sells...But Who's Buying? / Trick Or Mistreat
Running Time: 46 mins 42 secs
Release Date: 17 November 2008 (UK)
Label: Cargo/Transcend Records (under license from Spit Like This Productions Ltd)
Catalogue Number: TR185CD

Trick Or Mistreat / Sweet Transvestite[edit]

(Download-only single)
Tracklisting: Trick Or Mistreat / Sweet Transvestite
Release Date: 20 October 2008
Label: Cargo/Transcend Records (under license from Spit Like This Productions Ltd)
Catalogue Number: TR184D

Scary Tales: The Collection[edit]

(CD Compilation)
Tracklisting: Asshole Parts I & II / Beaten Road / Hooked On You / I Need A Fix / Trust Your Instincts ('03) / (I Feel So) Vindicated /
To The Bitter End / Not Dead Yet / Epilogue / Rebel Lover / Obscene (But Not Heard) / Who Needs You? (I Don't) / Trick Or Mistreat /
Trust Your Instincts ('05) / Dragged Kicking & Screaming / Gay Man / Down On You (XXXTra Bonus Demo Track) /
Fuck You (XXXTra Bonus Demo Track) / Someday (Previously Unreleased Demo Track) /
Trick Or Mistreat (Previously Unreleased TotalRock Session) / Trust Your Instincts (Previously Unreleased TotalRock Session)
Running Time: 77 mins 06 secs
Release Date: 20 March 2006
Label: BUT! Records (under license from Megabucks Music)
Distribution: UK: Proper Music Distribution
World: Proper Music Distribution
Catalogue Number: CDBUT666

Dragged Kicking & Screaming[edit]

(CD EP)
Tracklisting: Rebel Lover / Obscene (But Not Heard) / Who Needs You?
Running Time: 11 mins 14 secs
Re-Released: 28 November 2005 (with full nationwide distribution)
Originally Released: 18 August 2004
Label: Megabucks Music / BUT! Records
Distribution: Proper Music Distribution
Catalogue Number: MEGA003

Sleaze Sells...But Who's Buying?[edit]

(CD EP + Video)
Tracklisting: Trick Or Mistreat /Trust Your Instincts / Dragged Kicking & Screaming / Gay Man
Running Time: 13 mins 42 secs
Released: 30 May 2005
Label: BUT! Records / Megabucks Music
Distribution: Proper Music Distribution
Catalogue Number: BUTCDS18

Dragged Kicking & Screaming[edit]

(CD Single – Numbered Limited Edition of 1,000 Promo Singles)
Tracklisting: Dragged Kicking & Screaming
Running Time: 3mins 24secs
Released: 9 September 2005
Label: BUT! Records / Megabucks Music

Suck It And See[edit]

(Mini-album: For Promotional Use Only)
Tracklisting: Rebel Lover / Trust Your Instincts / Obscene (But Not Heard) / Down On You/ Hooked On You / Who Needs You?
Running Time: 22 mins approx
Released: 14 October 2004
Label: Megabucks Music
Catalogue Number: MEGA005

The Pop Shot! XXXtra[edit]

(Mini-album)
Tracklisting: Asshole (Parts I & II) / Beaten Road / Hooked On You / I Need A Fix / Down On You (Demo) / Fuck You (Demo)
Running Time: 23 mins 12 secs
Released: 20 September 2004
Label: Megabucks Music
Distribution: Self via smellyourmum.com
Catalogue Number: MEGA004

Anarchy For Two[edit]

(CD EP)
Tracklisting: Trust Your Instincts / (I Feel So) Vindicated / To The Bitter End / Not Dead Yet / Epilogue
Running Time: 17 mins 47 secs
Released: 30 January 2003
Label: Megabucks Music
Distribution: Self via smellyourmum.com
Catalogue Number: MEGA002

The Pop Shot![edit]

(CD EP)
Tracklisting: Asshole (Parts I & II) / Beaten Road / Hooked On You I Need A Fix
Running Time: 17 mins 03 secs
Released: August 2002
Label: Megabucks Music
Distribution: Self via smellyourmum.com
Catalogue Number: MEGA001

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