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SPK

Band, 1978-1988 AU, Sydney
Electronic

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".

        
Members
PortraitGraeme Revell
key, voc *1955 NZ
PortraitJames Pinker
perc, dr NZ
PortraitBrian Williams
dr GB
PortraitSinan Leong
voc US
PortraitJohn Murphy
dr, perc, voc 1959-2015 AU
PortraitDerek Thompson
key GB
PortraitKarina Hayes
voc
PortraitAnnie Stubbs
PortraitJed Town
voc
PortraitMary Bradfield-Taylor
voc
Dominic Guerin
PortraitKarel Van Bergen
1956-2013 DE
Paul Charlier
AU
PortraitNeil Hill
syn AU
PortraitDavid Virgin
voc, acg *1978 IE
Mike Wilkins
g, b, voc
Popular Tracks   
BELLA AFRICA on Dj Beleza presents Afrobeats by Various Artists
IDK on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
Sci Fi on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
We Be Smoking on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
Saquen Frente 2 on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
Sunny Groove on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
Face It on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
108 St. on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
Outta of My Mind on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel
JWCB on Instrumentals Vol. 2 by SPK & Nel

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
London Brixton Ace April 20 1983SPK2016Album
S.P.K. Dokument - Recordings 1979-1983SPK2016Single
Live In Wiesbaden 20-12-1982SPK2015Single
Working Cycle TransmissionSPK2015Album
ParadisoSPK2014Album
Machine Age SessionsSPK2014Album
Case Study LondonSPK2012Album
Field Report San FranciscoSPK2012Album
Dokument III0 1979SPK2010Single
Dokument III0 1979 - 1983SPK2008Single
Dokument 1979SPK2007Album
Respiration ChamberSPK2006Album
DespairSPK1993Single
BoxSPK1992Album
Oceania - In Performance 1987.SPK1988Album
BreathlessSPK1988Album
Digitalis Ambigua, Gold And PoisonSPK1987Album
Off The Deep EndSPK1987Album
In Flagrante DelictoSPK1986Album
Zamia Lehmanni - Songs Of Byzantine FlowersSPK1986Album
Flesh And SteelSPK1985Album
Machine Age VoodooSPK1984Album
Machine Age Voodoo (Junk Funk)SPK1984Album
Junk FunkSPK1984Single
Metal DanceSPK1983Single
DekompositionesSPK1983Album
Two Autopsy Films: Human PostmortemSPK1983Single
Auto-Da-FéSPK1983Compil.
LeichenschreiSPK1982Album
DespairSPK1982Album
Information Overload UnitSPK1981Album
See-Saw / ChambermusikSPK1981Single
Meat Processing SectionSPK1980Single
No MoreSPK1979Single
FactorySPK1979Single
MekanoSPK1979Single
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