I’ve just found a website that scans all Smash Hits magazines and puts them online in their entirety!
Digging through, I found this review notice of the original release of Sex Machine back in 1980…
Red Starr (sic) states:
…is Crawling Chaos, whose “Sex Machine” is quite the fastest single I’ve heard in a while. A close cousin is Fad Gadget with it’s ear for sharp lyrics, this hurtles along at breakneck pace with the main keyboard/synthesiser wraparound sound giving way to an excellent biting guitar break. It’s also quite melodic despite the speed and is altogether recommended.
The highlight for me of all this, of course, is appearing on the same page as Wire….