Boomkat Product Review:
Vinyl on demand returns after an 18 month hiatus with a reissue of S.P.K.’s massively in-demand ‘Document III0 1979’ box, surveying the industrial pioneers’ incendiary early trio of 7”, originally self-released on Side Effects
Feral, noisy, and nasty, S.P.K.’s earliest incarnation was a force to be reckoned with. Formed in Sydney, 1978 as an antipodean antibody to convention, the group’s earliest sound echoed the snarl and drive of their European post-punk and industrial counterparts such as Throbbing Gristle, with whom they would come to share line-ups with, and release on their legendary Industrial Records.
These 7”s dokument Graeme Revell, Sinan Leong and co at their most blistering and convulsive, forging a gloriously atonal and overdriven style that would earn them a serious reputation across the world, despite these 7”s only being available in scant editions of 100 each.
Essential picks and listening for all industrial fiends!