Blitz (band)

Blitz (band)

Blitz was a street punk band from New Mills, Derbyshire, England. They had success in the United Kingdom indie charts in the early 1980s.

Comprised of both punk and skinhead members, they were enthusiastically championed by Sounds magazine writer Garry Bushell. Although considered an important Oi! band, the band members simply described themselves as a punk band. Their song "Someone's Gonna Die" was covered by Rancid on the Radio Radio Radio EP. Another Blitz song, "Warriors", was covered by The Distillers and Judge. The band Oxymoron has also covered the Blitz song "New Age". Decades after the original Blitz lineup split, guitarist/songwriter Alan "Nidge" Miller recruited new members and performed concerts under the band's name. On February 10, 2007, Miller was struck by a car and died on impact after walking on to a freeway after a show in Austin, Texas.

Partial discography

Chart placings shown from the UK Indie Chart.

Albums

  • Voice of a Generation (1982) #2
  • Second Empire Justice (1983) #5
  • Blitzed - An All Out Attack (1988)
  • The Killing Dream (1989)
  • Best of Blitz (1993)
  • Blitz Hits (1994)
  • The Complete Blitz Singles Collection (1999)
  • Voice of a Generation: The No Future Years (2000)
  • Punk Singles & Rarities 1980-83 (2001)
  • Never Surrender (Best Of) (2005)

EPs

  • All Out Attack (1981) #3

Singles

  • Never Surrender / Razors in the Night (1982) #2
  • Warriors (1982) #2
  • New Age / Fatigue (1983) #4
  • Solar / Husk (1983)
  • Telecommunications / Teletron (1983) #3

Appearances on compilations

  • Carry on Oi (1981)
  • Punk And Disorderly-Someone's Gonna Die (1982)
  • Seeds IV Punk (1987)
  • The Crazy World of Punk (1996)
  • ''Oi! Chartbusters Vol 1-2-3-4

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