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Birthday Party - Hits (Australia)

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    Track List:

    01. The Friend Catcher
    02. Happy Birthday
    03. Mr. Clarinet
    04. Nick the Stripper
    05. Zoo Music Girl
    06. King Ink
    07. Release the Bats
    08. Blast Off
    09. She's Hit
    10. 6 Gold Blade
    11. Hamlet (pow, pow, pow)
    12. Dead Joe
    13. Junkyard
    14. Big-Jesus-Trash-Can
    15. Wild World
    16. Sonnys Burning
    17. Deep in the Woods
    18. Swampland
    19. Jennifers Veil
    20. Mutiny in Heaven


    Release Date : 1992

    Made in England [Printed on spine]. All additional instruments by the Birthday Party except as credited below. All tracks published by Mute Song except track A1 published by Beggars Banquet Music Ltd and track B2 to B3 published by Complete Music Ltd. All tracks recorded with Tony Cohen. All tracks produced in Melbourne, Australia 1979 to 1982 except tracks B2 and B3 produced in London april 1

    Birthday Party Biography

    The Birthday Party (originally known as [a78466]) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

    Band members: Mick Harvey, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Tracy Pew
    Band ex-members: , Phill Calvert, Jeffrey Wegener

    The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian rock band, active from 1973 to 1983.

    Despite being championed by John Peel, The Birthday Party found little commercial success during their career. Though often indirect, their influence has been far-reaching, and have been called one of "the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early '80s."[3] Their music was classified by critic Simon Reynolds as gothic rock.[1] In his lyrics, Nick Cave combined "sacred and profane" things,[1] using old testament imagery,[1] with stories about sin, curses and damnation.[1] Their 1981 single "Release the Bats" was particularly influential in the gothic scene.[1]

    Despite their limited commercial success, the creative core of the Birthday Party have gone on to acclaimed careers: singer and songwriter Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mick Harvey, and singer, songwriter and guitarist Rowland S. Howard.

    Final years (1982–1983)For the Party, things had changed. Calvert was ejected in 1982; he was reportedly "unable to nail down the beats for 'Dead Joe' to everyone's satisfaction",[9] and Harvey moved to drums. When Pew was jailed for drunk driving and petty theft early in 1982, Chris Walsh, Barry Adamson and Howard's brother Harry replaced him for live appearances and brief studio work. Pew rejoined the band in July.

    The Mutiny EP contained lyrics evoking blasphemy, words which were as dark as the gothic poems of Lautréamont.[1] The title track portrayed a dirty heaven with rats and trash.[1]

    In 1982 a spin-off group with Lydia Lunch, Honeymoon In Red, recorded an album which was eventually released in 1987. Harvey and Cave were reportedly so unhappy with the mixing and overdubbing done after their involvement that they requested their names be withheld from its liner notes. Howard and Pew apparently had no objections to being credited by name.

    A tour in January 1983 found the group return to a five-piece, with Jeffrey Wegener playing drums and Harvey returning to second guitar. Wegener did not remain with the group, however, and they returned to a four-piece soon after. Later this year, Blixa Bargeld from the German band Einstürzende Neubauten played guitar on the track "Mutiny in Heaven". Tension between Cave and Howard soon came to a head, but it was Harvey who first left the group – their final tour saw Des Hefner on drums. The Birthday Party disbanded in late 1983, due in part to the split between Cave and Howard, as well as work and drug-related exhaustion.

    [edit] Post-breakup, legacy and influenceSeveral groups rose from the Birthday Party's ashes: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (featuring Cave, Harvey, Adamson, Bargeld and briefly Pew), Crime and the City Solution (featuring Harvey and Howard, later just Harvey) and These Immortal Souls (featuring Howard).

    Pew died from injuries caused by an epileptic seizure in 1986.

    Due in part to their legendary status and to the continuing success of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party's back catalogue has been re-released on CD several times. In recent years Mick Harvey has overseen releases of rare or previously unissued recordings.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - 4AD

    The influential 4AD label was started in 1980 by music enthusiasts Ivo Watts-Russell and url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Peter+Kent+(3)Peter Kent/url with financial help from bBeggars Banquet/b, whose record store chain the pair worked for.

    Originally calling their label url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Axis+(2)Axis/url, they released an initial series of four 7" singles before finding out that the name Axis was already being used by another label. Having to quickly come up with a new name, the partners noticed the following bit of typography that their graphic designer had put on a flyer announcing the Axis releases:

    1980 FORWARD
    1980 FWD
    1984 AD

    Kent left 4AD after a year and started another Beggars-affiliated label, bSituation Two/b.

    Under Ivo Watts-Russell's guidance, drawing influence from other UK indie labels such as bBeggars Banquet/b, bPostcard Records/b and bFactory/b, 4AD quickly established a unique identity thanks to both the cover designs of Vaughan Oliver/v23 and the label's unique numbering system.

    In 1992, 4AD entered a highly publicized Stateside distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records, opening offices in New York headed up by Robin Hurley. Watts-Russell moved to Los Angeles in the mid 90s resulting in the label being largely been run from California for the rest of that decade. Ivo sold 4AD in the late 90s, although his influence remained apparent for years after. In November 1999 it was announced that, following the departure of Hurley as label chief, Beggars Group's chairman Martin Mills had taken the opportunity to relocate its HQ to London and install a new label head, former Beggars head of press Chris Sharp. Sharp was joined by former Mantra Recordings A&R man Ed Horrox.

    Sharp was ousted from his role as MD by the Beggars Group management in April 2008. Simon Halliday, ex-Warp Records US, took over as MD. His first move was to "retire" fellow Beggars Group labels Too Pure and Beggars Banquet - key artists on the defunct imprints were transferred onto the new expanded 4AD.

    Decoding the unique numbering system…
    The alphabetic part indicates the format:

    b4AD/b - Mail-order only releases
    bAXIS/b - The Axis 7" singles
    bAD/b - 7" single
    bBAD/b - 12"/CD single and EP (generally up to four songs, although some have more)
    bCAD/b - LP
    bDAD/b - Double LP
    bEAD/b - MP3 download
    bFAD/b - Poster edition
    bGAD/b - Originally used for a series of re-issues that came out in 1998 under the promotional title "The Perfect Antidote", it has since been used for subsequent reissues, mid-priced reissues & remastered editions
    bHAD/b - Used only once, for the UK reissue of Matt Johnson/The The's "Burning Blue Soul"
    bJAD/b - Used for three mini-album releases
    bMAD/b - Mini-album (generally more than four songs)
    bPAD/b - Postcard Set
    bTAD/b - Temporary releases (i.e. those that have only one pressing)
    bVAD/b - Video
    bWAD/b - Postcard Set
    bXAD/b - Poster Set or Calendar

    The letters bCD/b appended indicate a compact disc, and the letter bC/b appears in between the prefix and the catalog number on a cassette (ie: CAD C 809 for the cassette version of CAD 809). An appended bD/b indicates a double or special limited release, and an bR/b indicates a remix single/EP.

    For promo releases and a few other oddities, the alphabetic part is quite often an abbreviation of the band's name, and the numbers are sequential across promos by that band.

    As for the numeric portion:
    * In 1980, releases were simply numbered sequentially. The AXIS numbers took up 1 through 4 (with AXIS3 being reissued as AD3), and the 4AD numbering took over with 5.
    * From 1981 through 1989, the numbers became three digits, with the first digit representing the year and the other two being a sequential number for the year. For example, the first release in 1981 is numbered "101", the twelfth release in 1984 is "412", etc.
    * From 1990 to 1999, the numbers became four digits, with the first digit again representing the year. So the first release in 1990 was "0001", the sixth in 1997 was "7006", etc.
    * In 2000, the first two digits of the number became "2K", with the other two digits being the usual sequential number.
    * From 2001 on, the first digit has been "2", the second has represented the year, and the last two have been sequential. So the first release in 2002 was "2201", the 11th in 2003 was "2311", etc.
    * From 2010 on, the first digit has been "3", the second has represented the year, and the least two have been sequential. So it's "3101" for the first release of 2011, and so on.

    Labelcode: LC 5807 / LC 05807

    Also referred to as:
    - 4•A•D
    - 4.A.D.

    See 4AD Ltd. for legal entity.

    Licensed, marketed and distributed by Rough Trade Records GmbH in Germany (1993).

    THEBLACKNOVAExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member




    Aug 11, 2011
    I love this band n this video...