Gone But Not Forgotten! NICK CAVE And THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1976–1983)

Back in time

12 December 2021

Band: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Who: One of the most chaotic, disordered, savage post-punk bands
in rock’s turbulent history. Originally known as The Boys Next Door) these
desperados left their home country Australia, moved to London, and started
a hellish adventure. Voice and face was a young disoriented, out-of-his-mind
junkie called Nick Cave who acted like a self-destructive anarchist. The music
was raw, rough and rowdy. TBP was one of those rare bands with an instant flabbergasting impact on your senses. One you’ll never forget once you
heard/saw them.

Active: 1976–1983
Albums: 1 as The Boys Next Door
and 3 as The Birthday Party

Original line-up…

Nick Cave – vocals, saxophone
Mick Harvey – guitar, drums, keyboards
Rowland S. Howard – guitar, vocals (R.I.P.)
Tracy Pew – bass, clarinet (R.I.P.)
Phill Calvert – drums

1-2-3 TBP moments…

– NICK THE STRIPPER –

– JUNKYARD –

– FEARS OF GUN –

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY: History

(Band pic on top: cover of ‘John Peel Sessions’ album)

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