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 ...