indie alternative punk rock Australian Music.

For people who were there, somewhere between 1975 and 1984, or those who have rediscovered this era of great music.


"a Selection"
Accountants
AC/DC
Acrylic Chewies
Adelaide punk
Agents
Airlord
Aliens
Allniters
Angels
Apartments / Peter Walsh
Chris Bailey
Beasts Of Bourbon
Birthday Party
Bleeding Hearts
Box Of Fish
Boys Next Door
Brisbane alternative
Cub Callaway
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Celibate Rifles
David Chesworth
Church
Club Ska
Cold Chisel
"Composite Signals" soundtrack
Comrades Of War
Corpse Grinders
**** **** (Cough Cough)
Crackajacks
Crime & the City Solution
Critics
Cybotron
Dagoes
Dead Can Dance
Tex Deadly & the Dum Dums
Died Pretty
"Distant Violins"
Do Re Mi
"Dogs In Space"
Dorian Gray
Dresden War Crimes
Drop Bears
Dynamic Hepnotics
Ears
Eastern Dark
Editions
The End
Equal Local
Essendon Airport
Exiles
Farriss Brothers
Fast Cars
Fast Forward
Flaming Hands
Flowers
James Freud & the Radio Stars
Frontier Scouts
Gatekeepers
Go-Betweens
James Griffin
"Growing Pains"
Hard Ons
Hitmen
Hoi Polloi
Hoodoo Gurus
Roland S. Howard
Hugo Klang
Hunters & Collectors
Icehouse
Igniters
Immaculate Consumptive
Introverts
INXS
JFK & the Cuban Crisis
Jimmy & the Boys
J.M.M.
The Johnnys
Paul Kelly & the Dots
Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls
Kelpies
Kids In The Kitchen
Kill The King
Ed Kuepper
La Femme
La Fetts
Last Words
Laughing Clowns
Laughing Hands
"Leaving Home For A Party On The Roof"
The (Fucken) Leftovers
"Lethal Weapons"
Lighthouse Keepers
Peter Lillie
Lime Spiders
The Limp
Lipstick Killers
'little bands'
Little Murders
Machinations
Madroom
Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast
Manikins
Mental As Anything
Meo 245
Metal Mercenaries
Metronomes
Midnight Oil
Missing Link
Models
Moffs
Moodists
"Mysterious Kitchens"
Nauts
Negatives
New Christs
New Race
News
No
No Nonsense
The Nothing
Numbers
Once Upon A Time
"One Stop Shopping"
Orchestra Of Skin & Bone
"Oz New Wave" Melbourne 1978
"Paths Of Pain"
Peak
Pel Mel
Angie Pepper
Perdition
Perth punk
The Pits
Plays With Marionettes
Positive Hatred
Press
Primitive Calculators
"Queensland In Quarantine"
Quick & the Dead
Hugo Race
Radio Birdman
Rah Rah The Flag
Reels
Relatives
Riptides
Rockets
Ron Rude
Rose Tattoo
Sacred Cowboys
Saints
Salamander Jim
Sardine v
Scapa Flow
Scattered Order
Schism
Scientists
Scream
Screaming Tribesmen
Sekret Sekret
Severed Heads
Sick Things
Silent Type
Singles
Skel-e-tones
Skunks
Skyhooks
Slugfuckers
"Sound Of Sydney"
Spare Change
The Spell
SPK
Split Enz
Sports
Spy v. Spy
Stilleto
Strange Tenants
Stupidity
Sunday Painters
Sunnyboys
Survivors
Systematics
Tablewaiters
Tactics
Tame O'Mearas
Tch Tch Tch / Tsk Tsk Tsk
Teenyweenys
Terminal Twist
Terse Tapes
These Cars Collide
These Immortal Souls
Thought Criminals
Louis Tillett
Tombstone Hands
Toy Love
Triffids / David McComb
The 2 Johnnies
various artists
Verge
Victims
Violet Lightning
Visitors
Voices
Voigt/465
Dave Warner From The Suburbs
Wet Taxis
Whirlywirld
"Who Owns The Chocolate Bar"
Wild West
Wildlife Documentaries
World War XXIV
Wreckery
X
Xero / Xiro
XL Capris
X-ray-Z
Ya Ya Choral
Young Charlatans
Young Docteurs
Young Modern
 

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See also the Boys Next Door

inner city sound 2183cd

The Birthday Party
live demos submitted to Rough Trade 1980

1. Blast Off
2. A Dead Song
3. The Friend Catcher
4. Zoo Music Girl
5. Rowland Around In That Stuff
6. Nick The Stripper
7. Pleasure Heads Must Burn
8. Happy Birthday
9. King ink
10. Figure Of Fun
11. Cry
12. Release The Bats

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 2016cdcd

The Birthday Party
live Paris Theatre 28 November 1980
live to air

1. King Ink
2. Happy Birthday
3. Guilt Parade
4. Yard
5. Mr Clarinet
6. Figure Of Fun
7. The Friend Catcher
8. Waving My Arms
9. Nick The Stripper
10. Safe House
11. Catman
12. Cry
13. The Hair Shirt
14. Riddle House 

time 45:30
 


inner city sound 116cd

The Birthday Party
live from Sydney Uni and Paris Theatre 1980-'81
radio broadcasts

1. Nick The Stripper
2. Zoo Music Girl
3. Pleasure Heads
4. King Ink
5. Blast Off
6. Loose
7. Happy Birthday
8. Guilt Parade
9. Yard
10. Mr Clarinet
11. Figure Of Fun
12. The Friend Catcher
13. Waving My Arms
14. Safe House
15. Catman
16. Cry
17. The Hair Shirt
18. Riddle House

Total time 64:03
 


inner city sound 1743cd

The Birthday Party
live Crystal Ballroom, Melbourne 21 February 81

1. Happy Birthday
2. Nick The Stripper
3. Guilt Parade
4. Zoo Music Girl
5. Yard
6. Mr Clarinet
7. The Friend Catcher
8. Lets Talk About Art
9. Waving My Arms
10. King Ink
11. Figure Of Fun
12. The Hair Shirt
13. catman
14. Cry
15. Loose

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1391cd

The Birthday Party
live Moonlight Club, London 12 June 81

1. Blast Off
2. A Dead Song
3. The Friend Catcher
4. Zoo Music Girl
5. Rowland Around In ...
6. Nick The Stripper
7. Pleasure Heads
8. Happy Birthday
9. King Ink
10. Figure Of Fun
11. Cry
12. Release The Bats

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 182cd

The Birthday Party
Rock City, Nottingham, U.K. 19 June 81

1. King Ink
2. Blast Off
3. Happy Birthday
4. Zoo-Music Girl
5. Nick The Stripper
6. A Dead Song
7. Release The Bats
8. Pleasure Heads (Must Burn)
9. Cry
10. Catman

Total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1990cd

The Birthday Party
Tiffanys, Leeds U.K. 23 June 1981

1. Cry
2. Nick The Stripper
3. Blast Off
4. Zoo Music Girl
5. Big Jesus Trash Can
6. Sometimes Pleasure Heads Must Burn
7. A Dead Song
8. Catman / Release The Bats
9. Loose

time 38:28
 


inner city sound 2060cd 

The Birthday Party
live Bossard Hall, Leighton Buzzard 4 July 81

1. A Dead Song
2. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
3. Nick The Stripper
4. Cry
5. Release The Bats

time
 


inner city sound 1347cd

The Birthday Party
live Retford, UK 1981

1. Hamlet
2. Dead Joe
3. ?
4. Release The Bats
5. King Ink
6. ?
7. 6 Inch Gold Blade
8. Pleaseure Heads Must Burn
9. She's Hit
10. Big Jesus Trash Can
11. Funhouse

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1637cd

The Birthday Party
Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam NL 8 November 1981

1. Nick The Stripper
2. Billy Bones
3. ?
4. Big Jesus Trash Can
5. Junkyard
6. Blast Off
7. King Ink
8. Pleasure Heads
9. Release The Bats

total time 33:19
 


inner city sound 1257cd

The Birthday Party
live Kino Walche, Zurich 9 November 81

1. Zoo Music Girl
2. Dim Locator
3. Nick The Stripper
4. A Dead Song
5. She's Hit
6. Bully Bones
7. Big Jesus Trash Can
8. Junkyard

total time 30:00
 


inner city sound 1991cd

The Birthday Party
Scamps, Oxford U.K. 30 November 81

1. King Ink
2. Happy Birthday
3. Guilt Parade
4. Yard
5. Nick The Stripper
6. Safe House
7. Catman
8. Cry
9. Hair Shirt
10. Riddle House

time 35:59
 


inner city sound 1764cd

The Birthday Party
live Seaview Ballroom, Melbourne 24 December 81

1. Big Jesus Trash Can
2. Junkyard
3. Zoo Music Girl
4. Dim Locator
5. She's Hit
6. Blast Off
7. Nick The Stripper
8. A Dead Song
9.  ?
10. King Ink
11. Release The Bats
12. Pleasure Heads Must Burn
13. 6'' Gold Blade
14. Cry

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1406cd

The Birthday Party
live Refectory, Sydney University 6 January 82

1. Cry
2. She's Hit
3. The Dim Locator
4. A Dead Song
5. Nick The Stripper
6. Zoo Music Girl
7. Bully Bones
8. King Ink
9. Release The Bats
10. Pleasure Heads
11. Loose

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1416cd

The Birthday Party
Astor Theatre Melbourne
January 1982

1. King ink
2. Zoo Music Girl
3. The Dim Locator
4. She's Hit
5. A Dead Song
6. Pleasure Heads
7. Junkyard
8. Blast off
9. Release The Bats
10. Nick The stripper
11. Big Jesus Trash Can
12. Dead Joe

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1292cd

Nick Cave & the Birthday Party jam with The Go Betweens
Royal Oak Hotel, Melbourne 16 January 82

1. Downtown Swinging Town
2. I Don't Care
3. Yeah - Dead Joe
4. Ring Of Fire

Total Time 31:30
 


inner city sound 1830cd

The Birthday Party
live Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide  24 January 82

1. King Ink
2. Pleasure Heads
3. Zoo Music Girl
4. Six Inch Gold Blade
5. The Dim Locator
6. Junkyard
7. A Dead Song
8. She's Hit
9. Dead Joe
10. Release The Bats
11. Nick The Stripper

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1744cd

The Birthday Party
live Seaview Ballroom, Melbourne 19 February 82 
(Chris Walsh replaces Tracy Pew)

1. She's Hit
2. The Dim Locator
3. A Dead Song
4. Junkyard
5. Release The Bats
6. Nick The Stripper
7. Big Jesus Trash Can
8. Funhouse
9. The Hair Shirt

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1384cd

The Birthday Party
live Seaview Ballroom 20 February 82
(Chris Walsh replaces Tracy Pew)

1. Junkyard
2. Zoo Music Girl
3. The Dim Locator
4. She's Hit
5. Dead Joe
6. Nick The Stripper
7. Release The Bats
8. A Dead Song
9. Big Jesus Trash Can
10. King Ink
11. Funhouse
12. Catman

total time 57:27
 


inner city sound 2178

The Birthday Party
live Leadmill, Sheffield 21 April 82
(Harry Howard replaces Tracy Pew)

1. King Ink
2. Dead Joe
3. The Dim Locator
4. Six Inch Gold Blade
5. Zoo Music Girl
6. She's Hit
7. A Dead Song
8. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
9. Release The Bats
10. Junkyard
11. Big Jesus Trash Can

time 47:38
 


inner city sound 2041cd

The Birthday Party
live Clarendon Ballroom, Hammersmith, London 26 May 82
(Tracy Pew back)

1. The Friend Catcher
2. Pleasure Heads
3. Six Inch Gold Blade
4. Dead Joe
5. Sad Dark Eyes
6. The Dim Locator
7. She's Hit
8. Release The Bats
9. Junkyard
10. Big Jesus Trash Can
11. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
12. Nick The Stripper

time 58:38
 


inner city sound 180cd

The Birthday Party
"The Front Row Is Not For The Fragile"
(with Lydia Lunch)
Groningen,Vera Netherlands 5 June 82

1. Dead Joe
2. Junkyard
3. Friendcatcher
4. Big Jesus Trash Can
5. Sad Dark Eyes
6. A Dead Song
7. Slaughterhouse
8. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
9. Pleasure Heads (Must Burn)
10. She's Hit
11. Release The Bats
12. Catman
13. Loose

Total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1256cd

The Birthday Party
live radio broadcast
(with Lydia Lunch)
Groningen,Vera Netherlands 5 June 82

1. The Friendcatcher Dead Joe
2. Junkyard
3. Big Jesus Trash Can
4. A Dead Song
5. Sad Dark Eyes
6. Dead In The Head (w/ Lydia Lunch)
7. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
8. Pleasure Heads (Must Burn)
9. She's Hit

Total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1385cd

The Birthday Party
live Ballhaus, Tiergarten, Berlin 25 June 82

1.  Dead In The Head
2. 99 Ways 
3. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
4. Dead Joe
5. Six Inch Gold Blade
6. Pleasure Heads
7. Release The Bats
8. Sad Dark Eyes
9. King Ink
10. Junkyard
11. Big Jesus Trash Can
12. Catman

total time 54:50
 


inner city sound 1283cd

The Birthday Party
ěThe Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Lifeî tour
Koln, Stollwerk 2 July 82 

1) Rowland S Howard and Lydia Lunch
10 min opening act

2) Birthday Party
1. Big Jesus Trash Can
2. Dead Joe
3. The Friend Catcher
4. A Dead Song
5. Six Inch Gold Blade
6. Junkyard
7. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
8. She's Hit
9. Pleasure Heads
10. Funhouse

total time 56:00
 


inner city sound 1638cd

The Birthday Party
live Zig Zag Club, London 10 July 1982

1. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow) 
2. Dead Joe
3. The Friend Catcher
4. Release The Bats
5. Junkyard
6. Six Inch Gold Blade
7. Pleasure Heads
8.  ?
9. She's Hit
10. Big Jesus Trash Can
11. I Feel Alright
12. Nick The Stripper

toal time 55:25
 


inner city sound 2061cd 

The Birthday Party
live Warehouse, Liverpool 23 July 82

1. Dead Joe
2. King Ink
3. Zoo Music Girl
4. 6'' Gold Blade
5. Dim Locator
6. A Dead Song
7. Junkyard
8. Release The Bats
9. She's Hit
10. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
11. Pleasure Heads Must Burn
12. Big Jesus Trashcan
13. Funhouse

time
 


inner city sound 2042cd

The Birthday Party
live Athenia Sporting Festival, Greece 17 September 82
(with Jim Thirlwell on sax)

1. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
2. Sonny's Burning
3. Six Inch Gold Blade
4. Deep In The Woods
5. The Dim Locator
6. Fears Of Gun
7. Still Burning
8. Release The Bats
9. She's Hit
10. Dead Joe
11. Funhouse
12. Junkyard 
13. Loose

time 58:16
 


inner city sound 1906cd

The Birthday Party
live Music Hall, Berlin 23 September 1982

1. Sonny's Burning
2. Six Inck Gold Blade
3. Dead Joe
4. Deep In The Woods
5. Fear Of Gun
6. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
7. She's Hit
plus:
BP join Malaria for encore "We Are The Famous Men"

time
 


inner city sound 1386cd

The Birthday Party
live Arnhem, Stokvishal 20 January 1983
(with Jeffrey Wegener)

1. Six Strings
2. Sonny's Burning
3. She's Hit
4. Six Inch Gold Blade
5. Pleasure Avalanche
6. Deep In The Woods
7. Dead Joe
8. Wild World
9. Fears Of Gun
10. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
11. Big Jesus Trash Can

total time 72:00
 


inner city sound 1745/6cd

The Birthday Party
live The Roxy, Los Angeles 30 March 83

CD.1 1st set 46mins
1. Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)
2. Pleasure Avalanche
3. Say A Spell
4. Dead  Joe
5. 6" Gold Blade
6. Swampland
7. Fears Of Gun
8. She's Hit
9. Six Strings That Drew Blood
10. Sonny's Burning. 

CD.2 2nd set 47mins
1. Sonny's Burning
2. Six Strings That Drew Blood
3. Deep In The Woods
4. Big Jesus Trash Can
5. 6" Gold Blade
6. Swampland
7. Wild World
8. Pleasure Avalanche
9. She's Hit
 


inner city sound 1831cd

The Birthday Party
live 9:30 Club, Washington DC USA 10 April 83

1. Swampland
2. Sonny's Burning
3. Six Inch Gold Blade
4. Deep In The Woods
5. Dead Joe
6. Six Strings
7. Wild World
8. Fears Of Gun
9. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
10. She's Hit

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1255cd

The Birthday Party
Mainstreet Cabaret, Auckland  3 May 83
(concert is with Des Heffner; Mick Harvey had quit the band.)

1. Deep In The Woods
2. Sonny's Burning
3. Jennifer's Veil
4. Wild World
5. Fears Of Gun
6. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
7. She's Hit

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1387cd

The Birthday Party
live Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ 5 May 83
(with Des Heffner instead of Mick)

1. Dead Joe
2. Deep In The Woods
3. Sonny's Burning
4. Jennifer's Veil
5. Wild World
6. Fears Of Gun
7. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
8. She's Hit

total time 42:35
 


inner city sound 181cd

The Birthday Party
Victoria University, Wellington, NZ 6 May 83
(concert is with Des Heffner instead of Mick)

1. Deep In The woods
2. Dead Joe
3. Wild Wild World
4. Jennifer's Veil
5. Sonny's Burning
6. She's Hit
7. Fears Of Gun
8. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)

Total time 46:00
 


inner city sound 1115cd

The Birthday Party
Trade Union Club, Sydney 14 May 83
radio broadcast

1. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
2. Deep In The Woods
3. Wild Wild World
4. Sonny's Burning
5. Junkyard
6. She's Hit

Total time 30:00
 


inner city sound 1388cd

The Birthday Party
live Storey Hall, Melbourne 20 May 83
(with Des Heffner instead of Mick)

1. Deep In The Woods
2. Dead Joe
3. Wild World
4. Jennifer's Veil
5. Sonny's Burning
6. She's Hit
7. Fears Of Gun
8. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
9. Junkyard
10. Six Strings

total time 55:55
 


inner city sound 1389cd

The Birthday Party
live The Venue, Melbourne 21 May 83
(with Des Heffner instead of Mick)

1. Junkyard
2. Sonny's Burning
3. Wild World
4. Six Strings
5. Deep In The Woods
6. Fears Of Gun
7. Dead Joe
8. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
9. Jennifer's Veil

total time 53:21
 


inner city sound 1348cd

The Birthday Party
live Roundhouse U.N.S.W. Sydney 15 March 83

1. Release The Bats
2. Roland Around
3. Pleasure Heads Must Burn
4. Loose
5. Big Jesus Trash Can
6. She Hit
7. ?
8. 6 Inch Gold Blade
9. Dead Joe

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1723cd

The Birthday Party
live Electric Ballroom, London 26 April 83

1.  ?
2. 6'' Gold Blade
3. Sonny's Burning
4. Pleasure Avalanche
5. Dead In The Woods
6. Dead Joe
7. Wild World
8. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
9. Fears Of Gun
10. She's Hit
11.  ?

time 00:00
 


inner city sound 1408cd

The Birthday Party
Seaview Ballroom, Melbourne 9 June 83 
(last concert)

1. Junkyard
2. Sonny's Burning
3. Wild World
4. Six Strings
5. Deep In The Woods
6. Dead Joe
7. Fears Of Gun
8. She's Hit
9. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)

total time 00:00
 


inner city sound 2180cd

The Birthday Party
"Junkyard" & "Mutiny" Sessions

"Junkyard" album recording sessions with Tony Cohen engineering & mixing. 
Armstrong's Audio Visual Studios, Melbourne
Mid-Dec-81/Jan-82    27mins
1. Several Sins
2. The Dim Locator
3. Junkyard
4. Dead Joe
5. Big Jesus Trash Can
6. 6"Gold Blade
7. She's Hit
(Note: unmixed tracks)

Sessions for "Mutiny" EP. Engineered by Tony Cohen.
Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin Apr-83 26mins
8. Jennifer's Veil
9. Mutiny (In Heaven)

total time 53:00

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