SPK ‎– Metal Dance

Desire Records ‎– WANT X 1, Desire Records ‎– WANTX 1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single


A Metal Dance 7:27
B Will To Power 4:43

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© ℗ Desire Records Ltd. 1983
Track durations are not mentioned on the release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): WANTX 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): WANTX 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): WANT 1X A1 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): WANT 1X B1 DAMONT

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WANT 1 SPK Metal Dance(7") Desire Records WANT 1 UK 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", EP) Polydor 815 819-1 Netherlands 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 SPK Metal Dance(12") Desire Records WANTX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version


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October 30, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
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!


August 10, 2011

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.