New Musical Express : 10 September 1983


The annual Chris Bohn T-Zer reads as follows: "John Murphy, formerly of The Associates, has joined SPK." In the almost classical purity of this statement, one of Bohn's most sharply distinctive lines, one feels he has defined, what it means, means in the way that such events resound through our very being, to join, yes, to JOIN...
... and to join, furthermore, a group (either Socialist People's Kitty or Surgical Prune Klinik, depending on your political convictions) who appear quite unembarrassed about producing a song called 'Metal Dance' I mean, let's all do the metaldance, right? Cop-out, that's what it is. Sellout. Compromising with the system just like everyone else. Init ... 


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