The Birthday Party - Junkyard

The Birthday Party - Junkyard

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

Australia LP 1982 (Missing Link - LINK 21)
UK LP 1982 (4AD - CAD 207)

1 She's Hit 6:06
2 Dead Joe 3:09
3 The Dim Locator 2:50
4 Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) 5:33
5 Several Sins 2:56
6 Big-Jesus-Trash-Can 3:00
7 Kiss Me Black 2:48
8 6" Gold Blade 3:35
9 Kewpie Doll 3:32
10 Junkyard 5:49

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US CD 2000 (Buddha - 74465 99694 2)

1 Blast Off 2:19
2 She's Hit 6:06
3 Dead Joe 3:09
4 The Dim Locator 2:50
5 Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) 5:33
6 Several Sins 2:56
7 Big-Jesus-Trash-Can 3:00
8 Kiss Me Black 2:48
9 6" Gold Blade 3:35
10 Kewpie Doll 3:32
11 Junkyard 5:49
12 Dead Joe (2nd Version) 3:08
13 Release The Bats 2:32

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 73, 3 wks
UK Indie Hit: 1, 16 wks

Credits

Nick Cave - vocals
Rowland s. Howard - guitar
Mick Harvey - guitar, fuzz guitar & extra percussion on 'She's Hit'; bass drum on 'Dead Joe' and 'Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)'; saxophone on 'Big-Jesus-Trash-Can', bass on 'Kewpie Doll'
Tracy Pew - bass
Phill Calvert - drums
With:
Barry Adamson - bass on 'Kiss Me Black'

Recorded A.A.V. Melbourne with TONY COHEN in summer 81-82 except 'Kiss Me Black' and 'Kewpie Doll' recorded at Matrix London with Richard Mazda

Mixed everywhere

Additional Credits

On reissues:
'Release The Bats' and 'Blast Off' produced by The Birthday Party and Nick Launey in London, April 81

CD Bonus Tracks:

1,13: Release The Bats 7", released 1981
12: Album outtake, previously issued in 1982 as a flexidisc (here)

Reviews & Opinions

STEVE SPINALI, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #2, SEPTEMBER 1982: Not as accessible as the first two BIRTHDAY PARTY LP's, Junkyard meanders into the nether realms of dementia, violence, and sex. The style here reminds one of THE POP GROUP, but this is only a comparison of convenience; the predominately dirgelike songs on this record captivate your attention with their originality and unusual lyric concerns. An acquired taste, though worth an investment of time.

Additional Notes

The musician credits above are condensed from the inner sleeve.

Images

The Birthday Party - Junkyard - Australia LP 1982 (Missing Link - LINK 21)The Birthday Party - Junkyard - Australia LP 1982 (Missing Link - LINK 21) Back Cover

Australia LP 1982 (Missing Link - LINK 21). Click here for more

The Birthday Party - Junkyard - UK LP 1982 (4AD	- CAD 207) The Birthday Party - Junkyard - UK LP 1982 (4AD	- CAD 207) Back Cover

UK LP 1982 (4AD - CAD 207). Click here for more

The Birthday Party - Junkyard US CD 2000 (Buddha - 74465 99694 2) The Birthday Party - Junkyard US CD 2000 (Buddha - 74465 99694 2) Tray

US CD 2000 (Buddha - 74465 99694 2). Click here for more

 

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