SPK ‎– Metal Dance

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Metal Dance 7:27
Will To Power 4:43

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WANTX 1 SPK Metal Dance(12", Single) Desire Records WANTX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WANTX 1 SPK Metal Dance(12") Desire Records WANTX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
815 819-1 SPK Metal Dance(12", EP) Polydor 815 819-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
817 373-1 SPK Metal Dance(12", Maxi) Metronome 817 373-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
815 819-1 SPK Metal Dance(12", Maxi) Polydor, Desire Records 815 819-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
WANTX 1 S.P.K* Metal Dance(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Desire Records WANTX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WANT 1 SPK Metal Dance(7") Desire Records WANT 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version

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Electroman

Electroman

October 30, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Metal Dance, 12", Single, WANTX 1
referencing Metal Dance, 12", Single, WANTX 1
This is the version to GET! A long (7m27sec) hard beat industrial percussion and synth lines tune that makes you move like no tomorrow.Totally different from the watered-down version included in "Machine Age Voodoo". The B-Side is also excellent. If only they had made more in this... A Classic!
gabivalla

gabivalla

February 18, 2012
referencing Metal Dance, 7", WANT 1
Extremely influential gift to electronica is "Metal Dance". The B-side, "Will to Power" is just as great. The seven inch (and the 12 inch) I own shows the Desire Records "snake" logo on the vinyl centres, but a black generic sleeve with the distributor's logo, I.D.S. I'm sure the UK single release was the picture sleeve. Additionally, the centres credit the tracks to Revell/Leong/Thompson and production SPK/Mike Johnson.

The seven inch version of Metal Dance is the superior version.

Australian electonic/industrial: nova tremens felix australis
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

August 10, 2011
referencing Metal Dance, 12", Single, WANTX 1

Ok, I always stood very far away from this (in)famous single until today. Of course, any fan of the "true" SPK hates their commercial transformation, that occured exactly starting from this 12". Yet, I have to say, these two tunes are great! The combination of metal percussion and typical synth-pop sounds works very well here, and it's not at all as poppy as in "Machine Age Voodoo". If that embarassing album had sounded anything like the "Metal Dance" 12", it would have been a true revolutionary crossover between industrial and pop, much before Nine Inch Nails, to name one. Unfortunately, it didn't happen, and even the album version of "Metal Dance" has nothing to do with the superb side A of this vinyl. Unbiased listeners of 80's electronics, don't let SPK's hardcore fans fool you, this single is a forgotten classic.