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SPK

SPK, formed 1978 in Australia, was a 1980s industrial and noise music act once featuring Graeme Revell who later went on to compose soundtracks for film and television, most notably the incidental music for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The group was formed when Revell (aka Operator) met up with Neil Hill (aka Ne/H/il). They were both working at a psychiatric hospital when they became inspired by the manifesto of the German radical Marxist group known as the Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv (SPK). The following words, inspired by the SPK manifesto, are used on one of the ban ...read more

SPK, formed 1978 in Australia, was a 1980s industrial and noise music act once featuring Graeme Revell who later went on to compose soundtracks for film and television, most notably the incidental music for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The group was formed when Revell (aka Operator) met up with Neil Hill (aka Ne/H/il). They were both working at a psychiatric hospital when they became inspired by the manifesto of the German radical Marxist group known as the Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv (SPK). The following words, inspired by the SPK manifesto, are used on one of the band’s first recordings, Slogun (1979): “Kill, Kill, Kill for inner peace/ Bomb, Bomb, Bomb for mental health/ Therapy through violence!”. Dominik Guerin (aka Tone Generator) joined in 1980, and was later to concentrate on the band’s notorious visual content. Guerin and Revell recorded the first album, Information Overload Unit (1981), in a Vauxhall squat (during the Brixton riots in London) with the help of Revell’s brother Ash (aka Mr.Clean) and Wilkins (guitar/bass). After the recording of SPK’s second album, Leichenschrei (“The Scream of the Corpse”)(1982), they were joined by Sinan Leong, who had initially auditioned for a planned SPK side-project, Dance Macabre. « hide

Similar Bands: Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, NON, Test Dept

LPs
Oceania
1998

2.2
6 Votes
Digitalis Ambigua: Gold & Poison
1987

3.8
10 Votes
Zamia Lehmanni: Songs of Byzantine Flowers
1985

3.8
16 Votes
Machine Age Voodoo
1984

3.8
15 Votes
Leichenschrei
1982

4.1
39 Votes
Information Overload Unit
1980

3.9
23 Votes
EPs
From Science to Ritual
1984

Dekompositiones
1983

4.5
1 Votes
Meat Processing Section
1980

4
1 Votes
Factory/Retard/Slogun
1979

3.8
2 Votes
No More/Contact/Germanik
1979

Live Albums
At the Crypt
1981

4.3
2 Votes
Compilations
Dokument III0 1979 - 1983
2008

4.3
2 Votes
Auto Da Fé
1993

4.1
7 Votes
Box
1992

The Last Attempt at Paradise
1982

4.8
2 Votes

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