In 1984, Australian industrial music band SPK released their third album “Machine Age Voodoo”.
For the album, SPK’s Graeme Revell and Sinan Leong were joined by Jeff Bartolomei on keyboards, Mary Bradfield-Taylor on vocals, Graham Jesse on saxophone, James Kelly on guitar, Sam McNally on keyboards and Phil Scorgie on bass guitar.Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane saw the album as “mixed mainstream disco-pop and sweet vocals with electronic experimentation (sort of like Blondie meets Kraftwerk)”.While Allmusic’s John Bush felt it was “another leap towards dance-rock and away from the group’s industrial past”.
There is a clear dichotomy between early industrial SPK (1978–83) and the more commercial music later favoured by Revell. Later releases, such as Machine Age Voodoo (1984), were more synthpop-oriented than industrial. Still later, the group moved into electronic orchestral work, with the release of Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers (1986). This would ultimately lead to Revell’s long and and successful career as a film score composer. The SPK single “In Flagrante Delicto” was the basis for his first film score, for Dead Calm, which won him an Australian Film Industry award.
Machine Age Voodoo (Junk Funk) (Special Crash Mix) 5:53
Machine Age Voodoo (Junk Funk) (Special Crash Edit) 3:30
Metal Dance (Original Mix) 4:50