Nick Cave & The Birthday Party

Nick Cave & The Birthday Party – Amsterdam 1981

Available on: CD & LP

Playing time: ca. 29 minutes
EAN CD: 8717662592720
ART. NR. CD: CL92720
EAN LP: 8717662592522
ART. NR. LP: CL92522

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The Birthday Party was an Australian band fronted by Nick Cave. Leading the Melbourne post-punk scene with their provocative performances, they made the move to Europe in 1980. Nick Cave quickly made a name for himself with his bellowing vocals and explosive performance style, bouncing around the stage. The Birthday Party is remembered for their harsh pounding rock music laced with guitar feedback and often ironic lyrics. Here they take over an abandoned church in Amsterdam. A perfect setting since Cave used Old Testament imagery with lyrics about sin, debauchery and damnation.



1. Nick the Stripper
2. A Dead Song
3. She’s Hit
4. Bully Bones


1. Release the Bats
2. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
3. Big-Jesus-Trash-Can
4. Junkyard

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