Blitz

Blitz

Oi! band Blitz helped to successfully launch No Future Records with its first EP, All Out Attack. Fans snapped up all 1,000 copies of the first run in short order. During the summer of 1981, indie charts in the U.K. saw the release rise to the number three spot. Sales of the four-track EP, which was the first release by the new label, eventually totaled more than 20,000 copies. "Never Surrender," a single that followed the debut's release, climbed to the number two spot on the U.K.'s indie charts. It took the place of "Time Bomb," a single that Blitz's members had wanted to put out until the label nixed that idea. The group followed up with "Warriors," which was backed by "Youth." Critics and fans compared the single to efforts by the 4-Skins and the Business, and it, too, performed very well on the indie charts. For the second time in a row, Blitz hooked the number two spot. The group then made it onto the national charts with 1982's Voice of a Generation, its first album. It held steady on the charts at number 27 despite the fact that there was little to no promotional campaign from the label to back it up and grab some exposure. Still, members of Blitz did well for themselves. They embarked on a tour of the U.K. alongside Abrasive Wheels and G.B.H., but unfortunately the lineup failed to adequately fill the sizeable concert venues that were scheduled. Disappointment led to some rocky times. Mackie was the first to drop out of the band, followed by Nidge, and then Charlie. Mackie and Nidge teamed up as Rose of Victory to record another No Future EP, while Tim and Carl tried to keep Blitz going with a new lineup. They put out New Age, repeating the band's earlier indie chart successes when the release rose to number two. Telecommunication followed, but by then fans were becoming critical of what they perceived as a change in the group's sound. The new Blitz tried to persevere with the release of Second Empire Justice. Nidge, along with Attak's Gary Basset, tried to keep things going in the late '80s with The Killing Dream, an album put out by Skunx Records. Before things fell apart for good, Nidge brought two other musicians into the band and embarked on a European tour.

Title Album Genre Tools
Never Surrender The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
44604
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Youth The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
44607
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Time Bomb Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #1
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44610
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Warriors The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
44608
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Fight To Live All Out Attack Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Very Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
202
CD/Track #:
All Out Attack
Release Year:
1981
Track ID:
90102
Main Mix 2:01 160k MP3
We Are The Boys Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44609
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Scream Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Game Day, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Medium Fast
BPM:
146
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #6
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44615
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Razors In The Night The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
44606
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Nation On Fire Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Very Fast
BPM:
210
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #5
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44614
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Criminal Damage Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #4
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44613
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Propaganda Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Frat Party
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
BPM:
196
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #3
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44612
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Don't Need You Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Heartbreak
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
145
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #2
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44611
Main Mix 1:00 160k MP3
Escape Voice of a Generation Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase and Fist Fight
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
Voice of a Generation, #7
Composers:
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1982
Track ID:
44616
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
New Age The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Game Day, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Very Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
178
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Release Year:
1983
Track ID:
90105
Main Mix 2:46 160k MP3
Fight To Live The Best Of Blitz Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Blitz
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dramatic, and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Fist Fight, and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Punk
Tempo:
Fast
CD/Track #:
The Best Of Blitz
Composers:
Nigel Miller (NONE) - 25%
Neil McLennan (NONE) - 25%
Christophe Howe (NONE) - 25%
Carl Fisher (NONE) - 25%
Release Year:
1994
Track ID:
44603
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back