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The Birthday Party
-Discography (II)-

(London/Berlin March 1980 - August 1983)

Discography (I)
(Regular releases)


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases, including guest appearances. 
Official and unauthorized recordings of the Australian band The Birthday Party.
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Guest appearances

TUFF MONKS - AFTER THE FIREWORKS - SINGLE (Aug-82)

Tuff Monks 7inch-front AFTER THE FIREWORKS (7")

Tracklist: After The Fireworks/ After, After The Fireworks

Recording info: Recorded @ Armstrong's Audio Visual Studios, Melbourne early Feb-82. Without Tracy Pew & Phill Calvert. With Grant McLennan, Robert Forster & Lindy Morrison [The Go-Betweens]. Mixed @ Richmond Recorders in April 1982. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Just a jam session recorded right after The Birthday Party's "Junkyard" album sessions at the same studio. Released in this form without the consent of all involved. Whole 3rd verse is missing from the mix. Side 2 is just side 1 played backwards! Also available on the "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" CD.

  • Au-Go-Go records -ANDA 2218 (AU,Aug-82)
Tuff Monks 7inch-back

R.S. HOWARD & LYDIA LUNCH: SOME VELVET MORNING- SINGLE (Sep-82)

Some Velvet-front SOME VELVET MORNING (12")

Tracklist: Some Velvet Morning/ I Fell In Love With A Ghost

Recording info: Recorded @ Riverside Studios, London in Mar-82. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard, Mick Harvey, Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson & Genevieve McGuckin. Engineered by Peter Williams.

  • 4AD records -BAD 210 (UK,Sep-82)
  • Missing Link records -MISS 34.12 (AU,1982)
Some Velvet-back

EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN: THIRSTY ANIMAL - SINGLE (1982)

Thirsty brown-front THIRSTY ANIMAL (12")

Tracklist: Thirsty Animal/ Durstiges Tier

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio, Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun-82. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard & Lydia Lunch with Einstürzende Neubauten & Alex Hacke.

  • Film Palast/Rip Off records (DE,1983) Red/brown matt cover.
    Ltd. to 3000 copies.
Thirsty brown-back

Thirsty black-front THIRSTY ANIMAL (12")

Tracklist: Thirsty Animal/ Durstiges Tier

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio, Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun-82. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard & Lydia Lunch with Einstürzende Neubauten & Alex Hacke.

  • Film Palast/Rip Off records (DE,1982) Red/black shiny cover.
    Repressing.
Thirsty black-back

DIE HAUT: DER KARIBISCHE WESTERN - SINGLE (1982)

Karibische-front DER KARIBISCHE WESTERN (12"/CDsingle)

Tracklist: Der Karibische Western(*)// Virginia/ Die Faulen Hunde Von Tijuana(+)

Recording info: Recorded @ Cold Storage Studios, London in Jul-82. Lydia Lunch [vcls on(*)] & Nick Cave [vlcs on (+)] with Die Haut. Engineered by Charles Bullen.

  • Film Palast/Zensor records -CM 2 (DE,1982) 12"
  • What's So Funny About records/EFA -SF99/02699/02 (DE,1990) 12" re-release
  • What's So Funny About records/EFA -SF99/02699/03 (DE,1990) CDsingle re-release
Karibische-back

DIE HAUT: BURNIN' THE ICE - ALBUM (Aug-83)

Burning-front BURNIN' THE ICE (LP)

Tracklist: Stow-A-Way(*)/ Tokyo Express/ Truck Love(*)// The Victory/ Pleasure Is The Boss(*)/ Dumb Europe(*)/ This Flame Will Never Die

Recording info: Recorded @ Studio West, Aachen in Dec-82. Nick Cave [vcls on (*)] with Die Haut. Engineered by Rainer Rutow.

Note: Released without the consent of band.

  • Paradoxx/Eigelstein records -PA 5502 (DE,Aug-83)
    Including large fold-out poster with lyrics.
  • Illuminated records -SJAMS 30 (UK,1983)
  • Crown records -CROWN 1708 (xx,xx)
Burning-back

Burning CD-front BURNIN' THE ICE (CD/LP)

Tracklist: Stow-A-Way(*)/ Tokyo Express/ Truck Love(*)// The Victory/ Pleasure Is The Boss(*)/ Dumb Europe(*)/ This Flame Will Never Die

Recording info: Recorded @ Studio West, Aachen in Dec-82. Nick Cave [vcls on (*)] with Die Haut. Engineered by Rainer Rutow. Remastered @ Powerplay Mastering, Berlin in March 2004. Engineered by Eberhard Köhler.

Note: Official band release.

  • Hit Thing -HT CD 007 (DE,17-May-04) CD
  • Hit Thing -HT LP 007 (DE,17-May-04) Ltd LP
Burning CD-back

Skinned DVD-front SKINNED-A-LIVE (DVD)

Tracklist: Go-Stop-Go/ Wilde Pferde/ Ticket Brasil-New York/ Spanisches Oel/ Our Captain Speaking/ One Missing/ Virginia/ The Victory/ Gefährliche Nächte.

Recording info: Filmed by Gustav Hamos @ the Alabamahalle, München on 29-Jun-82; Zeche, Bochum on 27-Jun-82; Versuchsfeld, Hamburg on 26-Jun-82 and Aladin, Bremen on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Free with initial copies of CD and LP. Ltd to 5000. Filmed during the joint Birthday Party/Die Haut/Lydia Lunch German tour of June/July 1982.
Not with Nick Cave on vocals.

  • Hit Thing -Yellow DVD HT 007 (DE,17-May-04)
Skinned DVD-back

HONEYMOON IN RED - ALBUM (14-Mar-88)

Honeymoon In Red CD-front HONEYMOON IN RED (LP/CD/CS)

Tracklist: Come Fall/ So Your Heart(*)/ Dead River/ Three Kings// Done Dun/ Still Burning/ Fields Of Fire/ Dead In The Head

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82 and @ Cold Storage Studios(?) in London Aug-82, except for (*) recorded @ New York City,Brooklyn,BC studio in May-87. Initial mix by Steve Montgomery London Aug-82. Personnel (at various intervals, but never all together): Lydia Lunch, Genevieve McGuckin, Murray Mitchell, Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew.

Note: Was supposed to be released by People's Records (run by Michael Schäumer & Michael Voigt [Monogam Records]) in 1982, but the label went bankrupt and the tapes were lost for years. One of the master reels has been lost forever. The surviving tapes were remixed by Jim Thirlwell and some guitar overdubs done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York in May-87. Released in this form without the consent of Nick and Mick (they are listed on the album with aliases) because of the remixing which didn't leave many of the originals intact. Only "Dead River" and "Done Dun" were left fairly untouched and are also available on Lydia Lunch's "The Crumb" 12" (UK Widowspeak -WSP 13)["Dead River"(2:19) on this release is shorter and with less overdubs].

  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 12 (UK,14-Mar-88) LP
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO 33064 (NL,1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12 (US,Fall 1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12C (US,Fall 1988) CS
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12CD (US,May-90) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO CD146 (NL,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso/EFA -TORSO CD146/EFA 02353 (DE,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Atavistic records -ALP54CD (US,09-Jul-96) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
Honeymoon In Red CD-back

ANITA LANE - DIRTY PEARL - ALBUM (Oct-93)

Dirty Pearl CD-front DIRTY PEARL (LP/CD)

Tracklist: Amongst others "The Fullness Of His Coming".

Recording info: Recorded @ a studio in Berlin in Aug-82. Personnel: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard , Tracy Pew and Anita Lane.

Note: Anita Lane's (Nick's former girlfriend) compilation album includes this Birthday Party track. At the same session "I Killed It With A Shoe" was also recorded, but remains unreleased to date. Judging from the title maybe for the better. ;-)

  • Mute records -STUMM 81 (UK,Oct-93) LP
  • Mute records -CD STUMM 81 (UK,Oct-93) CD
  • Pony Canyon records -PCCY-00789 (JP,1993) LP/CD
Dirty Pearl CD-back



Compilations

V/A: FAST FORWARD - ISSUE #2 - TAPE (Dec-80)

Fast Forward issue 2 -front V/A: FAST FORWARD - ISSUE #2 (TAPE)

Tracklist: 01.introduction/ 02.The Birthday Party - "Figure Of Fun" (2:17) demo/ 03.interview Nick Cave & Rowland S.Howard + The Birthday Party "Yard" demo (10:26)/ 04.Graeme Pitt - "Untitled"/ 05.interview with Stuart Coupe and Clinton Walker/ 06.Vital Cortex - "Mark On The Wall".

Recording info: Birthday Party studio tracks recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne late December 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Graeme Pitt was in Tootho & the Ring of Confidence (1974-1976) and The Obsessions (1977) with Rowland S.Howard during 1977-1978.

  • Fast Forward (AU,Dec-80)
Fast Forward issue 2 -back

V/A: KINO AUS DER KASSETTE - TAPE (1982)

Kino a/d Kassette V/A: KINO AUS DER KASSETTE (TAPE)

Tracklist: The Birthday Party: Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!) & Funhouse (with Lydia Lunch on guest vocals). Also including album tracks by Malaria!, Mona Mur, etc..

Recording info: Birthday Party tracks recorded @ Stollwerck, Köln 02-Jul-82.

  • Independent release (DE,1982)



Unofficial releases

LIVE IN BERLIN - TAPE (1982)

Live In Berlin LIVE IN BERLIN (TAPE)

Tracklist: Dead In The Head/ 99 Ways/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ Dead Joe/ 6" Gold Blade/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Release The Bats/ Sad Dark Eyes/ Zoo-Music Girl/ Junkyard/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ She's Hit.

Recording info: Recorded @ Tiergarten-Ballhaus,Berlin (DE) on 25-Jun-82

Note: Audience recording. Fair quality.

  • (Pi+RQ-J6) TapeProduction -064 (DE,1982)

1.7.1982 BREMEN ALADIN - TAPE (1982)

Zorro tape -front 1.7.1982 BREMEN ALADIN (TAPE)

Tracklist: Lydia Lunch with Rowland S. Howard: 1.Ignorance Is Bliss/ 2.Thirsty Animal (excerpt)
Birthday Party: 1.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 2.Dead Joe/ 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Six Inch Gold Blade// 6.Junkyard/ 7.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 09.Funhouse

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen (DE) on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Very good quality. Complete concert also included "Release The Bats" and "She's Hit". Tracks 1-3,5,7 and "She's Hit" are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse".

  • Zorro Tapes (DE,1982)

GOD GAVE THEM SEX APPEAL - TAPE (198x)

God Gave them GOD GAVE THEM SEX APPEAL (TAPE)

Tracklist: Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ Deep In The Woods/ Wild World/ Sonny's Burning/ Junkyard/ She's Hit.

Recording info: Recorded @ The Trade Union Club,Sydney (AU) on 14-May-83

Flyer: Flyer for the tape release.

Note: Same concert on both sides of the tape. Taken from a radio broadcast by 2JJJ-FM. Very good quality.

  • RKR (AU,198x)

CREMATION - ALBUM (198x)

Cremation-front CREMATION (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Death By Drowning/ 2.Figure Of Fun/ 3.Nick The Stripper/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Big Jesus Trash Can/6. Loose// 7.King Ink/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 9.Cry/ 10.Sonny's Burning/ 11.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 12.She's Hit

Recording info:1.(a Boys Next Door track) Melbourne 3-Oct-79 (soundboard), 2&7.John Peel session 10-Sep-80 (radio broadcast), 3-5.Amsterdam 08-Nov-81 (radio broadcast), 6&8.John Peel session 21-Apr-81 (radio broadcast), 9. Sydney 28-Nov-80 (radio broadcast), 10.Auckland 03-May-83 (soundboard), 11-12.Palmerston 05-May-83 (soundboard).

Note: Good quality.

  • The Preaching Record Label -025 (EU,198x)
Cremation-back

COITUS SANCTUS AMEN - ALBUM (1984)

Coitus-front COITUS SANCTUS AMEN (LP)

Tracklist: Dead Joe/ A Dead Song/ Junkyard/ Release The Bats/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Nick The Stripper// Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Pleasure Avalanche/ Six Inch Gold Blade.

Recording info: First 6 tracks recorded live @ The Hacienda in Manchester on 22-Jul-82, tracks 8-11 recorded live @ The Hacienda in Manchester on 24-Feb-83. "Nick The Stripper" is the studio album/single version.

Note: Taken from the "Pleasure Heads" video on IKON F.C.L. Very poor quality.

  • Funeral Music -6689693 (EU,1984?)
Coitus-back

DEVIL IN A BOTTLE - ALBUM (1985)

Devil-front DEVIL IN A BOTTLE (LP)

Tracklist:1.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 2.Deep In The Woods/ 3.Wild World/ 4.Junkyard/ 5.Jennifer's Veil/ 6.Scatterbrain/ 7.Ho Ho/ 8.Release The Bats/ 9.Little Doll/ 10.Cry/ 11.Fears Of Gun/ 12.Catman

Recording info:1-4.Sydney 14-May-83 (radio broadcast), 5.Palmerston 05-May-83 (soundboard), 6.from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7" (taken from " A Collection - Best and Rarest" album), 7.alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from the "Prayers On Fire" sessions (taken from " A Collection - Best and Rarest" album), 8-10.Berlin 03-Nov-81 (audience recording), 11.Auckland 03-May-83 (soundboard), 12.London 25-Jun-81 (audience recording)

Note: On blue vinyl. Good to very good quality.

  • Party records -#1992 (EU,1985)
Devil-back

A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR THE CELEBRATION OF SOMEONE'S BIRTH - ALBUM (1987)

Social-front A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR THE CELEBRATION OF SOMEONE'S BIRTH (LP)

Tracklist:1.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 2.Dead Joe/ 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Six Inch Gold Blade// 6.Junkyard/ 7.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 09.Funhouse

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen (DE) on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Very good quality. Complete concert also included "Release The Bats" and "She's Hit". Tracks 1-3,5,7 and "She's Hit" are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse".

  • Antipode/Deathrec. -BP001 (DE,1987)
Social-back

YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY HAVE NOW BEGUN - ALBUM (198x)

Your BP-front YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY HAVE NOW BEGUN (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Figure Of Fun/ 2.Cry/ 3.Yard/ 4.King Ink/ 5.Release The Bats/ 6.Rowland Around In That Stuff/ 7.(Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 8.Loose// 9.She's Hit/ 10.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 11.Bully Bones/ 12.Six Inch Gold Blade/ 13.Sonny's Burning/ 14. Pleasure Avalanche/ 15. Marry Me(Lie!Lie!).

Recording info: 1-4.Recorded in London @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 10-Sep-80, 5-8. @ BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81, 9-12. @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 02-Dec-81 and 13-15. @BBC Studios on 15-Nov-82.

Note: All their 4 John Peel Radio Sessions, except "Deep In The Woods" from the last session is missing. Poor quality. All tracks available on "The John Peel Sessions" CD.

  • RAL 3 NP -205 (ES,198x)
Your BP-back

Welcome-front WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Figure Of Fun/ 2.Cry/ 3.Yard/ 4.King Ink/ 5.Release The Bats/ 6.Rowland Around In That Stuff/ 7.(Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 8.Loose// 9.She's Hit/ 10.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 11.Bully Bones/ 12.Six Inch Gold Blade/ 13.Sonny's Burning/ 14. Pleasure Avalanche/ 15. Marry Me(Lie!Lie!).

Recording info: 1-4.Recorded in London @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 10-Sep-80, 5-8. @ BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81, 9-12. @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 02-Dec-81 and 13-15. @BBC Studios on 15-Nov-82.

Note: All their 4 John Peel Radio Sessions, except "Deep In The Woods" from the last session is missing. In fact this is the "Your Birthday Party Have Now Begun" record with a new xeroxed sleeve glued on a white cover. Poor quality. All tracks available on "The John Peel Sessions" CD.

  • RAL 3 NP -205 (ES,200x)
Welcome-back

THE FRONT ROW IS NOT FOR THE FRAGILE - ALBUM (2004)

Front Row -front THE FRONT ROW IS NOT FOR THE FRAGILE (LP)

Tracklist: Dead Joe/ Junkyard/ The Friend Catcher/ Big Jesus Trash Can// Sad Dark Eyes/ A Dead Song/ Dead In The Head/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Vera in Groningen (NL) on 05-Jun-82.

Note: Taken from a fair quality audience recording. Cuts in several songs. Complete concert also included "She's Hit", "Release The Bats", "Catman" and "Loose". Lydia Lunch joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head". Back cover picture shows Shotgun Wedding (RSH & Lydia Lunch's band in 1991).
Manufactured by www.gzvinyl.com.

  • Tuff Monk Records -TF-386 (EU,2004)
Front Row -back

FUNHOUSE - ALBUM (2006)

Funhouse -front FUNHOUSE (LP)

Tracklist: Big Jesus Trash Can/ Dead Joe/ The Friend Catcher/ A Dead Song/ 6" Gold Blade/ Junkyard// Release The Bats/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ She's Hit/ (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Funhouse.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen (DE) on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Complete concert, taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Good sound quality except for last track. The overall quality of the vinyl is fair and also has one flaw in the first track. Tracks 1-3,5 and 8-9 are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse".

  • A-Lad-Insane -8207 (EU,2006)
Funhouse -back

BORN DEAD - ALBUM (2007)

Born Dead -front BORN DEAD (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Figure Of Fun/ 2.Cry/ 3.Yard/ 4.King Ink/ 5.Release The Bats/ 6.Rowland Around In That Stuff/ 7.(Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 8.Loose// 9.She's Hit/ 10.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 11.Bully Bones/ 12.Six Inch Gold Blade.

Recording info: 1-4.Recorded in London @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 10-Sep-80, 5-8. @ BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81, 9-12. @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 02-Dec-81.

Note: 3 of their 4 John Peel Radio Sessions. Taken from the "The John Peel Sessions" official CD release. Silly release.

  • Junk Yard Records JYR-6002 (EU,2007)
Born Dead -back

A FUCKIN' ROTTEN BUSINESS THIS! - ALBUM (2007)

Rotten Business -front A FUCKIN' ROTTEN BUSINESS THIS! (LP)

Tracklist: Six String That Drew Blood/ Sonny's Burning/ She's Hit/ 6" Gold Blade// Pleasure Avalanche/ Deep In The Woods/ Dead Joe/ Wild World/ Fears Of Gun.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Stokvishal, Arnhem (NL) on 20-Feb-83.

Note: Taken from a fair quality audience recording. Cuts in several songs. Poor quality vinyl. Complete concert also included "Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)" and "Big Jesus Trash Can".

  • Tuff Monk Records -TF-391 (EU,2007)
Rotten Business -back

DRUNK ON DEUTSCHEN BLOOD - ALBUM (2009)

Drunk on Deutschen Blood -front DRUNK ON DEUTSCHEN BLOOD (CDR)

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ 6" Gold Blade/ Dead Joe/ Deep In The Woods/ Fears Of Gun/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ She's Hit.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Music Hall, Berlin (DE) on 23-Sep-82.

Note: Sourced from a poor quality (muffled sound) audience tape. The CDR has some flaws too.

  • Supersoniscscientists -SSS 005 (UK,2009)
Drunk on Deutschen Blood -back

SLUM CHURCH - ALBUM (2009)

Slum Church -front SLUM CHURCH (CDR)

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Deep In The Woods/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ 6" Gold Blade/ Pleasure Avalanche/ She's Hit/ Dead Joe/ Wild World-Fears Of Gun/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!).

Recording info: Recorded @ The Ace Cinema, Brixton (UK) on 25-Nov-82.

Note: Sourced from a fair quality audience tape.

  • Supersoniscscientists -SSS 053 (UK,2009)
Slum Church -back

WELCOME TO THE CAR SMASH - ALBUM (2011)

Welcome to the car smash -front WELCOME TO THE CAR SMASH (LP)

Tracklist:1.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 2.Dead Joe/ 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Six Inch Gold Blade// 6.Junkyard/ 7.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 09.Funhouse

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen (DE) on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Very good quality. Complete concert also included "Release The Bats" and "She's Hit". Tracks 1-3,5,7 and "She's Hit" are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse". Surpisingly for a 21st century vinyl release this one sounds good. Good quality vinyl, no hiss. Previously released on "A Social Gathering" (1987) and "Funhouse" (2006) bootlegs.

  • No label (EU,2011)
Welcome to the car smash -back

PEEL SESSIONS 1980-1982 - ALBUM (2011)

Peel Sessions 80-82 -front PEEL SESSIONS 1980-1982 (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Cry/ 2.Yard/ 3.Figure Of Fun/ 4.King Ink/ 5.Release The Bats/ 6.Rowland Around In That Stuff/ 7.(Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 8.Loose// 9.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 10.She's Hit/ 11.Bully Bones/ 12.Six Inch Gold Blade/ 13.Pleasure Avalanche/ 14.Deep In The Woods/ 15.Sonny's Burning/ 16.Marry Me (Lie! Lie!).

Recording info: 1-4.Recorded in London @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 10-Sep-80, 5-8. @ BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81, 9-12. @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 02-Dec-81, 13-16. @ BBC Studios, on 15-Nov-82.

Note: All 4 of their John Peel Radio Sessions. Taken from the "The John Peel Sessions" official CD release.

  • No label (EU,2011)
Peel Sessions 80-82 -back

RELEASE THE BATS 1981 - EP (2015)

Release The Bats 1981 -front RELEASE THE BATS 1981 (12")

Tracklist: Release The Bats/ Rowland Around In That Stuff/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Loose

Recording info: Recorded in London @ BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81.

Note: Second of their 4 John Peel Radio Sessions. Taken from the "The John Peel Sessions" official CD release. Silly release.

  • No label (GR,2015)
Release The Bats 1981 -back


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