BLITZKRIEG

Band

Formed: Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England, UK

Here's some info from UK82 (thanks to Henk for letting me re-print this):

Formed in 1979

Mick 'Riffone' Gaul - Vocals (ex Paraquat, pre-Parasites, pre-Paradox UK)
Gary 'Gaz' Sumner - Guitar (ex-Mayhem, pre-The Insane)
Chris Hind - Bass (later in Mayhem)
Phil 'Din' Gaul - Drums
John McCallum - Drums
Dave Ellesmere - Drums (ex-The Insane)
Trev Aindow - Bass
Spike - Vocals (pre-Paradox UK)
Dead Cat - Bass (ex Mayhem)
Freddy Doyle - Drums (ex Mayhem)
Mal - Bass
Ales - 2nd Guitar (ex Paradox UK)
'Scouse' John - Bass
Fast Pete - 2nd Guitar

Spike formed the Retch Records label.

Blitzkrieg - Lest We Forget E.P. - UK 7" 1982 (No Future - OI 8) A-SideBlitzkrieg - Lest We Forget E.P. - UK 7" 1982 (No Future - OI 8) B-Side


Their most famous member, Dave "Bambi" Ellesmere, played with The Insane (as did guitarist Gary).

Blitzkrieg were a moderately popular punk band: their debut Lest We Forget E.P. sold over 20,000 copies and Animals In Lipstick sold well, too. This success didn't stop them splitting in 1983, and their reformation in 1987 lasted just a couple of years, after which Spike formed Paradox UK. These two bands have been operating in tandem on-and-off ever since.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Blitzkrieg - Lest We Forget E.P. Blitzkrieg - Animals In Lipstick      
Lest We Forget E.P. (7", 1982) Animals In Lipstick
(7", 1983)
     

Extraneous Releases

Speak No Evil See No Evil The Insane / Blitzkrieg- The Punk Collection Blitzkrieg - Back To No Future Blitzkrieg - Totally Blitzed: The Best Of Blitzkrieg  
Speak No Evil See No Evil (Tape, split with Doctor & The Crippens) The Punk Collection (CD, split with The Insane, 1997) Back To No Future
(CD, 2001)
Totally Blitzed: The Best Of Blitzkrieg
(CD, 2003)
 

 

Various Artists

A Country Fit For Heroes UK 12" 1982 (No Future): The Future Must Be Ours

Punk Revival New Zealand LP 1982 (Music World): Lest We Forget

No Future Finland LP 1982 (Poko): The Future Must Be Ours

Angels With Dirty Faces UK LP 1984 (No Future): The Future Must Be Ours

There Is No Future (The History Of No Future) UK LP 1984 (No Future): Abuse Of Power

No Rules UK LP 1986 (Conifer): No Compromise / City Rats

Saw Yourself In Half UK LP 1988 (Raquel): One Way

No Future: The Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): The Future Must Be Ours / Lest We Forget

No Future: Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Abuse Of Power

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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