Amazing Artwork – THE BIRTHDAY PARTY 40 Years Ago

Great album cover art

Band: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (1978-1983)
Who: Maniacal Australian gang fronted by
a young Nick Cave.

Artwork: Cover of their third and final LP JUNKYARD
released 10 May 1982. 40 years ago.

Drawing by American cartoonists Ed Roth and Dave Christensen.
The image looks like how NME described the BP back then:
“The Birthday Party are awful. Subversively awful. Awesomely great.
Awesomely brilliant.”

Key track: Dead Joe


THE
BIRTHDAY PARTY: Story

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1982…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Killer Crackers
and 3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s an eclectic year to remember: 1982

The 25 Killer Crackers

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The 3 Top Albums

A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE by SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

Stream here…

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– ‘Junkyard‘ by THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Upstairs At Eric’s by YAZOO

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See/hear you next week for another year…