A recent posting of the SPK Brickwerks performance video got me to thinking a bit about what was an important and exciting band for me in the early 1980's, and about the aesthetics and techniques of "Industrial / Noise" outfits at that time. Seeing SPK live in 1982 was to be a defining moment for me artistically and socially, and I'll go into that in the part two post about "System Planning Korporation" aka "Surgical Penis Klinik" in two weeks (May 12th, 6pm EST). Unfortunately I missed the performance featured today, from a year earlier, but it was caught on cassette by my friend Mr. Rob Wortman, from whose archive I've presented several rare live tapes here on BOTB. More about this gig after the jump.