Monday, January 7, 2008

Old music in new year

Today one of my favourite bands - The Birthday Party. Many moons ago I promised to post some of their music. Here it is - great concert from January 1982.First Cave's band Concrete Vulture started in Melbourne, Australia around 1973. It evolved into more punkish sound and in 1977 changed name to The Boys Next Door. When Roland S. Howard joined in 1978 band begun to developing unique sound. In 1980 they changed name another time. This time to The Birthday Party. Band moved to London and later to West Berlin. In 1984 The Birthday Party collapsed due to the drug problems and tensions in the band. Cave started solo career. Harvey and Howard played in Crime & the City Solution and some other projects.
Although they released only two full albums ("Prayers on Fire" and "Junkyard"), their influence couldn't be exaggerated. Their angry, dark and noisy postpunk could be described as fusion of blues and punk. Always wild at heart The Birthday Party was one of the most intensive rock bands on planet earth. Cave's expression could be compared to Iggy Pop only. Howard's full of feedback guitar was exceptional.

The Birthday Party 06.01.1982 Sydney

01. Cry [03:06]
02. She's Hit [05:54]
03. Dim Locator [03:24]
04. A Dead Song [03:10]
05. Nick the Stripper [04:15]
06. Zoo Music Girl [03:21]
07. Bully Bones [03:24]
08. King Ink [05:55]
09. Release the Bats [03:17]
10. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn [04:42]
11. Loose [04:35]
total [45:13]