Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Boys Next Door - The Birthday Party

The follow up to Door Door was this 1980 missing link release.
Originally released as a Boys Next Door record as was the
next Ep Hee Haw, the 2 were later combined into the album
Hee Haw by the Birthday Party.
I've looked all over the net and the original track listing and
artwork is nowhere to be found. This record is miles away
from Door Door, the band have found an incendiary sound,
completely original and showing all all promise of what is
to come.
The music is often abstract, melodramatic, sparse and often absurd.
The kind of words used to describe the Birthday Party later.
Happy Birthday/Riddle House was the single a kind of culmination
of their direction to date, then the band left for the UK.
Never to be the same again.

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3 comments:

hookfinger said...

Ah once again, Bob. Nice post. Thanks a bunch for this interesting stuff.

Wildean said...

Thank you !

Marshall Stacks said...

"I've looked all over the net and the original track listing and
artwork is nowhere to be found" ??

by eric gradman?
of contemporary Melbourne band Man & Machine.