SPK – Metal Dance (1983)

SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978. They were fronted by mainstay member, Graeme Revell on keyboards and percussion. In 1980 the group travelled to the United Kingdom where they issued their debut album, Information Overload Unit. In 1983 Sinan Leong joined on lead vocals. The group disbanded in 1988, two years later Revell and Leong relocated to the United States, where Revell has worked as a Hollywood film score composer. According to Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, SPK were “at the forefront of the local post-punk, electronic/experimental movement of the late 1970s … [their] music progressed from discordant, industrial-strength metal noise to sophisticated and restrained dance-rock with strange attributes”.

In 1984, SPK released the album “Machine Age Voodoo” , the album was less experimental than their earlier work and contained some of the best synth-pop to come out of Australia. The album was finally released on CD by Wounded Bird in 2008 but unfortunately the 12″ mixes of the singles “Metal Dance” and “Junk Funk” were not included.

Metal Dance                 7:20

Will To Power              4:42

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