Saturday, April 4, 2009

SATURDAY MORNING DOUBLE FEATURE - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!



Above: Typical Birthday Party chaos, July 1982.

Anyone ever heard of Nick Cave? Good.
The Birthday Party was Nick's post-punk art-rock band, originally known as the Boys Next Door, who were active from the late 70's to the early/mid 80's. Although their unique and strange sound has been cited by many a goth and deathrock band as influential, their pioneering freakouts transcend label or genre. Hee Haw was an early EP, released in 1979, that was re-released in 1988 with extra tracks from their late 70's period. Junkyard was their 1982 full-length that contained some of their finest work. I suggest you check 'em both out.


THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - HEE HAW (1979/1988)



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THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - JUNKYARD (1982)



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"Release The Bats" - Live 1982:

4 comments:

TMM said...

God Damn it Shelby.....YOU"VE GOT GOOD TASTE.

MUTINY IN HEAVEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_40Pl6_oqq8

I've got them all.....need any of them.

Gonna finally post tomorrow night....Looking forward to joining the party for good

Shelby Cobras said...

Sweet man! I'm pretty sure i've got the whole B.P. catalog... look forward to posts...

Anonymous said...

are you gonna post some PIL next you new wave fag

Shelby Cobras said...

Ooooo, got me there, "Anonymous"! Way to sound off like you've got a pair!