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Live 1981-82


Download links and information about Live 1981-82 by The Birthday Party. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:13:51 minutes.

Artist: The Birthday Party
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:13:51
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No. Title Length
1. Junkyard 6:26
2. A Dead Song 2:41
3. The Dim Locator 3:09
4. Zoo Music Girl 3:05
5. Nick the Stripper 4:08
6. Blast Off 2:39
7. Release the Bats 3:05
8. Bully Bones 3:04
9. King Ink 5:53
10. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn 2:47
11. Big Jesus Trash Can 3:33
12. Dead Joe 3:47
13. The Friend Catcher 5:02
14. 6 Inch Gold Blade 3:41
15. Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) 5:11
16. She's Hit 7:11
17. Fun House 8:29



Consisting of a London gig from 1981, a German show from 1982, and a version of The Stooges' "Funhouse" performed in Greece in 1982, Live 1981-82 is a definitive live album from a band that got even crazier in front of an audience. Considering the chaos found on The Birthday Party's studio albums, that's quite an endorsement. Singer Nick Cave may approach his job with the fervor of a Pentecostal preacher, but drummer Phil Calvert and bassist Tracey Pew represent the musical equivalents. The sonic clarity means "The Dim Locator," "Zoo Music Girl," and "Release the Bats" have never sounded better. "Dead Joe" grinds the notes into tiny pieces with a brutal, unflinching attack. It's impossible to convey the true power and anarchy present here. Few bands have ever attempted such freeform attacks on their instruments, their songs, and their performances. Guitarist Mick Harvey takes over on drums on the final tunes, including the long tortured wail of "She's Hit" and the groveling intensity of the muddily recorded "Funhouse." It's even more essential than The Birthday Party's studio releases.