The Spazmatics

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In the spring of 1983, physics professor Luis 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 tapped the genius of electronics teacher Eugene MeeGene, who had achieved international acclaim in 1981 for his invention of "robot" drums. When MeeGene (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 fill in the holes, Stigwood was ecstatic. To round out the lineup, Stigwood brought in his brother, Milton on bass, and teacher's assistant, Shureman on guitar.

When the group 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 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 World Famous Afrodisiacs 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!

Song List

Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Don't You Want Me Baby - Human League
Faith - George Michael
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Girls Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
I Ran - Flock of Seagulls
In Cars - Gary Neuman
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Journey Medley
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Karma Kameleon - Boy George
Land Down Under - Men At Work
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Material Girl - Madonna
Melt With You - Modern English
Oh Mickey - Toni Basil
Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Pour Some Sugar- Def Leppard
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
Take On Me - A-ha
Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
Wake Me Up - Wham
We Got the Beat - The GoGo's
Weezer Medley
What I Like About You - The Romantics
What You Need - INXS
Whip It - Devo
Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
Wild Thing - Tone Loc
Workin' for the Weekend - Loverboy
You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party - The Beastie Boys
You Spin Me Right Round - Dead or Alive
Your Love - The Outfield
8675309 (Jenny) - Tommy Two Tone
99 Balloons - Nena

A Brief History of Venues and Clients We Have Played For

House of Blues - Chicago
Cubby Bear - Chicago
Joe's on Weed Street - Chicago
Austin's - Libertyville
Mickey Finns - Libertyville
Double Door - Chicago
115 Bourbon St. - Merrionette Park
Duffys - Chicago
Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort - Chicago
Martini Park - Chicago
District - Chicago
Alumni Club - Schaumburg
Durty Nellies - Palatine
Harrah's Casino - St. Louis
DiamondJo Casino - Dubuque
Blue Chip Casino - Indiana
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom
Trump International Hotel
The Merchandise Mart
The Knickerbocker Hotel
Onwentsie Club - Lake Forest
Saddle and Cycle Club - Chicago
The Racquet Club - Chicago
Barrington Hills Country Club
Hinsdale Community House
Andersonville Midsommarfest - Chicago
Retro On Roscoe - Chicago
Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party - Chicago
America's River Festival - Dubuque
Libertyville Days Festival
Arlington Heights Frontier Days
Harley Davidson Corporation
Trader Joes Corporation
BCD Travel Corporation
McDonald's Corporation
Toyota Corporation
CVS/Caremark
WGN Channel 9 Morning News
American Cancer Society

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