THE SPAZMATICS

 

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The Spazmatics story...
(How The Spazmatics became The Spazmatics)

The Spazmatics were born in the spring of 1983 when physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Having no musical background and desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood formed The Spazmatics by tapping the genius of electronics teacher Sidney Baderman (AKA "Sid Sonic"), who had achieved international acclaim in 1981 for his invention of "robot" drums. When Baderman (who was also the girls water polo coach at Alta Dena Middle School) explained that most of the music could be generated by computers, and that all he needed was a couple of decent musicians to complete The Spazmatics, Stigwood was ecstatic. To make The Spazmatics complete, Stigwood brought in his special needs brother Curtis on bass, and teacher's assistant Rusty A. Woosmeir (AKA "The Raw") on guitar.

When The Spazmatics took center court that evening, members of the hip elite began heckling them with jibes of "geek" and "nerd," while everyone else howled with laughter. But once they broke into the opening salvo of "Science," the nonbelievers were stunned by the group's authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography. The Spazmatics performance came to a climax when Stigwood grabbed one of the cheerleaders and began doing the "Belinda" up and down the court with her in tow. When it was all over, the crowd rose in a standing ovation, and The Spazmatics were born.

Fact:

From the creators of the Fabulous Boogie Knights comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980's decade we'd love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999; only it's not! The Spazmatics.

The Spazmatics Song List

SAFETY DANCE - MEN WITHOUT HATS
JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - DEPECHE MODE
THE METRO - BERLIN
BLISTER IN THE SUN - VIOLET FEMMES
DANCIN WITH MYSELF - BILLY IDOL
POP MUSIC - POP MUSIC
BLINDED ME WITH SILENCE - THOMAS DOLBY
IN CARS - GARY NUEMAN
WHITE WEDDING - BILLY IDOL
LET'S DANCE - DAVID BOWIE
GOOD GIRLS DON'T - THE KNACK
KIDS IN AMERICA - KIM WILDE
REBEL YELL - BILLY IDOL
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR - BUGGLERS
TAKE ON ME - AH HA
WAKE ME UP - WHAM
JUST LIKE HEAVEN - THE CURE
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN - CINDY LAUPER
LAND DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
99 LUFT BALLOONS - NINA
JESSIE'S GIRL - RICK SPRINGFIELD
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - THE ROMANTICS
WHIP IT - DEVO
TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL
ALWAYS SOMETHING - NAKED EYES
WE GOT THE BEAT - THE GO GO'S
GIRLS ON FILM - DURAN DURAN
REFLEX - DURAN DURAN
RIO - DURAN DURAN
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
PLEASE PLEASE - DURAN DURAN
DON'T CHANGE - INXS
RELAX - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
NEW SENSATION - INXS
YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND - DEAD OR ALIVE
WALKING IN LA - MISSING PERSONS
BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
TURNING JAPANESE - THE VAPORS
ROCK LOBSTER - B52'S
COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DER KOMISER - FALCO
NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER - HOWARD JONES
PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE - TEARS FOR FEARS
GOODY TWO SHOES - ADAM ANT
WHY CAN'T I BE YOU - THE CURE
LIKE A VIRGIN - MADONNA
MATERIAL GIRL - MADONNA
WHAT YOU NEED - INXS
SO ALIVE - LOVE AND ROCKETS
FASCINATION - HUMAN LEAGUE
OUR HOUSE - MADNESS
LETS GO ALL THE WAY - SLY FOX
SHOUT - TEARS FOR FEARS
JUST WHAT I NEEDED - THE CARS
YOU MIGHT THINK - THE CARS
TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - THE ROMANTICS
ROCK THE CASBAH - THE CLASH
DON'T YOU WANT ME - HUMAN LEAGUE
OBSESSION - BERLIN
I RAN - FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
OH MICKEY - TONY BASIL
MELT WITH YOU - MODERN ENGLISH
LITTLE GIRLS - OINGO BOINGO
WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO BE - OINGO BOINGO
DEAD MAN'S PARTY - OINGO BOINGO
ONLY A LAD - OINGO BOINGO

The Spazmatics Technical Specifications

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