Subscriber Only | Spizzenergi – ‘Where’s Captain Kirk?’
We’re marking 40 years since the publication of the first UK Independent Chart in this month’s issue of Electronic Sound. Independence Day – 19 January 1980 – was a key step in the unfolding DIY revolution that followed in the wake of punk, as two of the most important indie label bosses, Cherry Red’s Ian McNay and Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis, explain in our cover story. Ian McNay is the man who came up with the idea for the chart.
To accompany the magazine, we are reissuing the seven-inch single that took the Number One spot in that first indie chart – Spizzenergi’s unforgettable ‘Where’s Captain Kirk?’. The record, which topped the chart for a total of seven weeks, comes with its original B-side, ‘Amnesia’. It’s also pressed on alien green vinyl and, as with all our seven-inch releases, is available exclusively to readers of Electronic Sound.