NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS : 4 November 1989
With fine atmospheric effects from SPK's Graeme Revell, Dead Calm manipulates the intense claustrophobia of the vessels with the simmering threat and endless presence of the ocean to build a pace and tension that will exhaust you and make your heart race.
Experimental metal dance band formed Sydney, Australia, 1978, by Sinan and Graeme Revell, Chinese and New Zealand-born respectively. Armed with paintsprays, drills, an on-the-spot artist, plus a welder, they attempted to play an ICA gig in October, 1984, did just two songs, then walked, leaving the management to face a riot. SPK stands for umpteen different things, the best of which is Surgical Penis Klinik - or so the Revells claimed.
25 JUN 83 Dekompositiones (Side Effects) 26 1 wk
29 OCT 83 Metal Dance (Desire) 4 17 wks