It's true, the first five single releases by Rough Trade were:
Click on the links to enjoy the sound of Spizz
6000 Crazy - RTS01 October 1978
Cold City - RTS02 December 1978
Soldier Soldier - RTS03 September 1979
Where's Captain Kirk? - RTS04 December 1979
Athletico Spizz 80
No Room - RTS05 June 1980
Another piece of useless information unless...see above...is Who had the first ever #1 Single on the first ever UK Indie Single Chart? If your answer is Spizzenergi then you've won the point for your team! Where's Captain Kirk? holds that great honour of being the first one, which in many ways is totally cool but in another way not so cool because the single that came before it...today's choice, Soldier Soldier, I personally think is the far superior single and should have had stamped on it "Hit Single in Waiting!"
Spizz is still out doing shows (click here for more information about up and coming dates and news).
Last year he released a single of epic proportions called 'City of Eyes' that further elevated his position as one of the New Wave greats.
Here's an interview with Spizz that's worth checking out.
So to today's choice...Soldier Soldier. A real quality single and as I've said above this should have been a huge hit, my guess is that Rough Trade were maybe not in a position to make that a reality which is a shame. The B-Side is a truly magnificent cover version of a Roxy Music Classic.
Soldier Soldier / Virginia Plain
Released 7th September 1979
A-Side: Soldier Soldier
B-Side: Virginia Plain