Birthday Party (Nick Cave)

Past members:
Nick Cave
Mick Harvey
Tracy Pew
Phill Calvert
Rowland S. Howard

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983. Despite limited commercial success, The Birthday Party's influence has been far-reaching, and they have been called "one of the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early '80s." The group's "bleak and noisy soundscapes," which drew irreverently on blues, free jazz, and rockabilly, provided the setting for vocalist Nick Cave's disturbing tales of violence and perversion. Their music has been described by critic Simon Reynolds as gothic, and their single "Release the Bats" was particularly influential on the emerging gothic scene.

1980 : The Birthday Party

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Birthday Party (Nick Cave) Live In 81-82

BIRTHDAY PARTY (NICK CAVE) - Live In 81-82

2x LP 33rpm HQ vinyl+CD
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(Originally released in 1999 in CD)2013 EU reissue vinyl LP+CD editon, never before released on vinyl = An essential record, Live 81-82 stiches together tracks from a London date in 1981, a German show in Bremen in 1982 and a ringer cut from a show i...