The Birthday Party (With Nick Cave) - Junkyard LP

The Birthday Party (With Nick Cave) - Junkyard LP
Nick Cave's The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983.

Junkyard is a 1982 album by Australian post-punk group The Birthday Party. The album was recorded with Tony Cohen at Armstrong's Audio Visual (A.A.V.) Studios in Melbourne in December 1981 and January 1982.

Additional tracks were recorded in London's Matrix Studios with punk producer Richard Mazda in May 1982. Mazda's previous work with ATV and The Fall had brought him to their attention. Nick Cave's then-girlfriend Anita Lane co-wrote with him on two songs, "Dead Joe" and "Kiss me Black."

The album was a somewhat transitional record for a variety of reasons. On 16 February 1982 in Melbourne, Tracy Pew (the band's bass player) was arrested for drunk driving. For this and several other outstanding offences he served 2.5 months in Pentridge Prison in Australia, and so Barry Adamson was drafted in on bass duties for several tracks.

The cover art is by Ed Roth and Dave Christensen and features Roth's Junk Yard Kid character driving a hot rod hybrid featuring equal parts Caddy and garbage can, literally. Roth Studios' best known character, Rat Fink, makes a prominent cameo atop quad headlights next to the Edsel grille.

In October 2010, Junkyard was listed at No. 17 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

the Birthday Party ‎– Junkyard

Label: CNR Records ‎– 656.037
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Punk

A1 She's Hit 6:06
A2 Dead Joe 3:09
A3 The Dim Locator 2:50
A4 Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) 5:33
A5 Several Sins 2:56

B1 Big-Jesus-Trash-Can 3:00
B2 Kiss Me Black 2:48
B3 6" Gold Blade 3:35
B4 Kewpie Doll 3:32
B5 Junkyard 5:49

Artwork – Neville Brody
Artwork [Front Cover] – Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth*
Backing Vocals – Anita Lane (tracks: A2)
Bass – Barry Adamson (tracks: B2), Mick Harvey (tracks: B4), Tracy Pew (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B5)
Composed By – Harry Howard (tracks: A5), Mick Harvey (tracks: B1, B3, B4), Nick Cave (tracks: A1, A2, B5), Rowland S. Howard (tracks: A3 to A5, B5), Tracy Pew (tracks: A1)
Drums – Mick Harvey (tracks: A2, A4), Phill Calvert (tracks: A1, A3, A5 to B5)
Engineer – Richard Mazda (tracks: B2, B4), Tony Cohen (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B5)
Guitar – Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard
Lyrics By – Anita Lane (tracks: A2, B2), Harry Howard (tracks: A5), Nick Cave (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B5), Rowland S. Howard (tracks: A3, A5)
Percussion – Mick Harvey
Photography By – Bleddyn Butcher
Saxophone – Mick Harvey (tracks: B1)
Vocals – Nick Cave

Album is in great condition, see pictures for more information.


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