Tuesday, November 13, 2007


SPK, formed in 1978 in Sydney, Australia, was a 1980s and early 1990s industrial music and noise music act featuring Graeme Revell, who would later go on to become a successful Hollywood movie composer. The group was formed when Revell (aka Operator) met up with Neil Hill (aka Ne/H/il). The meaning of the SPK abbreviation is deliberately unclear; the album covers suggest several different alternatives. The most well known is Sozialistisches PatientenKollektiv, but there are also others, such as Surgical Penis Klinik, System Planning Korporation and SePuKku. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPK_(band))
Friday, 2 September 1983, "Feestzaal", 23:45 - 00:45
Line up Sinan Leong – vocals; Graeme Revell – vocals, synthesizers, electronics, metal percussion; Derek Thompson – trumpet, keyboards, metal percussion
Set list
01 Napalm 2
02 The sandstorm method
03 Metal field
04 Metal dance
05 Walking on dead steps
06 The kill
07 Will to power

Recording A radio recording of tracks 01 – 07 exists, approx. 45'. I have 03 and 04, 11'18". Get them here: http://www.wiels.nl/blog/index.php?entry=entry070908-203849
Tracks 01, 02 and 06 were officially released in 2008 on the "Dokument III0 1979 - 1983" box set. Other info

SPK live at Pandora's 83 (Vinyl 1983/9)

Oil drum/instrument (Vinyl 1983/9)

SPK photo shoot, backstage at Pandora's 83 (Vinyl 1983/9)

Article from festival booklet


Dualtrack said...

Is the whole set in circulation or just the two tracks?

P@ndora said...

The whole set is in circulation but I don't have it. I found it on http://home.pi.be/~spk/spklive.htm