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Rowland S.Howard (band)
-Discography-

(Melbourne May 1998 - October 2009)

Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. 
Official and unauthorized recordings of the Australian band Rowland S.Howard (band)
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

TEENAGE SNUFF FILM - ALBUM (17-May-99)

Teenage Snuff Film -front TEENAGE SNUFF FILM (CD)

Tracklist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ She Cried [Daryll/Richards]/ I Burnt Your Clothes/ Exit Everything/ Silver Chain/ White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Undone/ Autoluminescent/ Sleep Alone.

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran and @ Sing Sing studios, Melbourne-Richmond between May and August 1998. Engineered by James Masson (at Birdland) and Matt Voigt (at Sing Sing). Produced by Lindsay Gravina. Mixed by Loki Lockwood.

Note 1: In early 1998, Mick Harvey and Rowland S.Howard mixed the Birthday Party's "Live 1981-82" album @ Birdland studios with in-house producer Lindsay Gravina.

Note 2: At Rowland's 1995 solo shows the lyrics to "Silver Chain" were like this "I turned to the needle,heroin cure me. Let me sleep without dreaming, heroin lied to me". On the album the lyrics are changed from "needle" and "heroin" to "botte" and "alcohol". The album has 2 cover versions "She Cried", first done by Jay and the Americans (1962) and later more famously by The Shangri-Las (1966, as "He Cried"); "White Wedding" by Billy Idol [Generation X]. "Exit Everything" and "Sleep Alone" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper; "Silver Chain" music (and most words) by Genevieve McGuckin.

Note 3: Reliant Records was Bruce Milne's (In-fidelity Records/Au-Go-Go records/Pulp magazine) short-lived (1998-1999) label which had about 10 releases.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ Brian Hooper (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ, rhythm guitar), with guests: Jen Anderson (strings)/ Robin Casinader (strings)/ Andrew Entsch (strings)/ Genevieve McGuckin (organ)/ Steve Boyle (drums). Andrew Entsch [King Idiot/Kim Salmon] died on 05-Dec-98 of a heroin overdose.

  • Reliant Records -NC17-0002 (AU,17-May-99)
  • Shock Records -CAKE8 (AU,Aug-99)
Teenage Snuff Film -back

TEENAGE SNUFF FILM (CD)

Tracklist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ She Cried [Daryll/Richards]/ I Burnt Your Clothes/ Exit Everything/ Silver Chain/ White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Undone/ Autoluminescent/ Sleep Alone.

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran and @ Sing Sing studios, Melbourne-Richmond between May and August 1998. Engineered by James Masson (at Birdland) and Matt Voigt (at Sing Sing). Produced by Lindsay Gravina. Mixed by Loki Lockwood.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ Brian Hooper (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ, rhythm guitar), with guests: Jen Anderson (strings)/ Robin Casinader (strings)/ Andrew Entsch (strings)/ Genevieve McGuckin (organ)/ Steve Boyle (drums). Andrew Entsch [King Idiot/Kim Salmon] died on 05-Dec-98 of a heroin overdose.

  • Cooking Vinyl -COOK CD 199 (UK,06-Jun-00)
Teenage Snuff Film -back

Teenage Snuff Film -front TEENAGE SNUFF FILM (2LP)

Tracklist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ She Cried [Daryll/Richards]// I Burnt Your Clothes/ Exit Everything/ Silver Chain// White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Undone/ Autoluminescent// Shut Me Down/ Sleep Alone.

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran and @ Sing Sing studios, Melbourne-Richmond between May and August 1998. Engineered by James Masson (at Birdland) and Matt Voigt (at Sing Sing). Produced by Lindsay Gravina. Mixed by Loki Lockwood.

Note 1: "Shut Me Down" added as extra track, a different version from the one that would appear on the "Pop Crimes" album (2009). Remastered for vinyl by Lindsay Gravina. Gatefold sleeve with lyrics. Front sleeve states "Rowland S.Howard", rather than "Rowland S.Howard's".

Note 2: Radio One was a short-lived (1999-2001) Melbourne label which had about 11 releases.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ Brian Hooper (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ, rhythm guitar), with guests: Jen Anderson (strings)/ Robin Casinader (strings)/ Andrew Entsch (strings)/ Genevieve McGuckin (organ)/ Steve Boyle (drums). Andrew Entsch [King Idiot/Kim Salmon] died on 05-Dec-98 of a heroin overdose.

  • Radio One -RADIO9 (AU,Aug-00) Ltd black vinyl.
  • Radio One -RADIO9 (AU,Aug-00) Ltd clear/white vinyl
Teenage Snuff Film -back

TEENAGE SNUFF FILM (2LP)

Tracklist: Dead Radio/ Breakdown (And Then...)/ She Cried [Daryll/Richards]// I Burnt Your Clothes/ Exit Everything/ Silver Chain// White Wedding [Billy Idol]/ Undone/ Autoluminescent// Sleep Alone/ Ocean [Lou Reed].

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran and @ Sing Sing studios, Melbourne-Richmond between May and August 1998. Engineered by James Masson (at Birdland) and Matt Voigt (at Sing Sing). Produced by Lindsay Gravina. Mixed by Loki Lockwood. "Ocean" recorded @ Chris Thompson's Martin Street studios, Melbourne by Steve Schram during September 2004.

Note: Substitues the extra track "Shut Me Down" with "Ocean" (Rowland S.Howard with The Devastations), previously only available on 7" vinyl (Bang! Records 2005). Remastered for vinyl by Lindsay Gravina. Single sleeve with lyrics insert.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ Brian Hooper (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ, rhythm guitar), with guests: Jen Anderson (strings)/ Robin Casinader (strings)/ Andrew Entsch (strings)/ Genevieve McGuckin (organ)/ Steve Boyle (drums). Andrew Entsch [King Idiot/Kim Salmon] died on 05-Dec-98 of a heroin overdose.

  • Liberation Music -LMLP0155 (AU,14-Oct-11) Ltd 500 copies. Black vinyl.
Teenage Snuff Film -back

AUTOLUMINISCENT/OCEAN - SINGLE (01-Apr-05)

Autoluminiscent single -front AUTOLUMINISCENT/OCEAN (7")

Tracklist: Autoluminiscent (3:46)/ Ocean (7:42) [Lou Reed].

Recording info: Recorded @ Chris Thompson's Martin Street studios, Melbourne by Steve Schram during September 2004.

Note: Gatefold sleeve. A-Side: 45 RPM/ B-Side: 33 RPM. Speed on both sides runs too slow (8%) on first pressing. "Ocean" was added on the reissue of "Teenage Snuff Film" 2LP (Liberation,2011), this version of "Autoluminiscent" unavailable anywhere else.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitar) with The Devastations: Tom Carlyon (guitar)/ Conrad Standish (bass)/ Hugo Cran (drums).

  • Bang! Records -Bang! 18 (ES,01-Apr-05) Ltd 1000. Violet vinyl.
  • Bang! Records -Bang! 18 (ES,2005) Unnumbered. Black vinyl.
Autoluminiscent single -back

AUTOLUMINISCENT/OCEAN (7")

Tracklist: Autoluminiscent (3:27)/ Ocean (7:14) [Lou Reed].

Recording info: Recorded @ Martin Street studios, Melbourne by Steve Schram during September 2004.

Note: Single sleeve. A-Side: 45 RPM/ B-Side: 33 RPM. "Ocean" was added on the reissue of "Teenage Snuff Film" 2LP (Liberation,2011), this version of "Autoluminiscent" unavailable anywhere else.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitar) with The Devastations: Tom Carlyon (guitar)/ Conrad Standish (bass)/ Hugo Cran (drums).

  • Bang! Records -Bang! 18/2 (ES,08-Feb-16) Reissue. Black vinyl.
Autoluminiscent single -back

POP CRIMES/(I KNOW) A GIRL CALLED JONNY - SINGLE (24-Aug-09)

Pop Crimes single -front POP CRIMES/(I KNOW) A GIRL CALLED JONNY (7")

Tracklist: Pop Crimes (5:00)/ (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:51)(+).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08 ("(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny") and during December 2008 ("Pop Crimes"). Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note: "Pop Crimes" is a shorter version as the one on "Pop Crimes" album. Passport Label was located at 9 Dundas Lane, Albert Park-Melbourne, which is the same address as Frontier Touring and Liberation (all part of Micheal Gudinski's Mushroom Group). Passport existed from 2005-2012, and only had 12 releases.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (+)Sean Stuart (bass)[HTRK]/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals)[HTRK].

  • The Passport Label/Liberation -VISA008 (AU 24-Aug-09) Heavy black vinyl.
Pop Crimes single -back

Pop Crimes single -front POP CRIMES/(I KNOW) A GIRL CALLED JONNY (CDR)

Tracklist: Pop Crimes (5:00)/ (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:51)(+).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08 ("(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny") and during December 2008 ("Pop Crimes"). Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (+)Sean Stuart (bass)[HTRK]/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals)[HTRK].

  • The Passport Label/Liberation -VISA008 (AU 24-Aug-09) Promo CDR
Pop Crimes single -back

POP CRIMES - ALBUM (16-Oct-09)

Pop Crimes LP -front POP CRIMES (LP/CD)

Tracklist: (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:47)(+)/ Shut Me Down/ Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk]/ Pop Crimes (7:23)/ Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]/ Wayward Man(*)/ Avé Maria/ The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08, and during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note 1: "Pop Crimes" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper. Also this album has 2 cover songs: Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk] and Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]. Brian Hooper was touring in Europe at the time of the recording sessions and thus was unavailable to join (most of the sessions).

Note 2: First pressing includes CD of the album, poster (with photo by Karl Scullin), a lyrics sheet and an illustration by Genevieve McGuckin. A limited batch of the album was signed by Rowland on the front cover in silver ink.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (*)Brian Hooper (bass)/ (+)Sean Stuart (bass)[HTRK]/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals)[HTRK].

  • Liberation Music -LMLP0088/LMCD0088 (AU,16-Oct-09) LP/CD
  • Liberation Music -LMLP0088 (AU,16-Oct-09) LP
Pop Crimes LP -back

Pop Crimes CD -front POP CRIMES (CD)

Tracklist: (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:47)(+)/ Shut Me Down/ Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk]/ Pop Crimes/ Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]/ Wayward Man(*)/ Avé Maria/ The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (4:21)(*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08, and during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note 1: "Pop Crimes" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper. Also this album has 2 cover songs: Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk] and Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]. Brian Hooper was touring in Europe at the time of the recording sessions and thus was unavailable to join (most of the sessions).

Note 2: A limited batch of the album was signed by Rowland on the front cover of the booklet, in silver ink.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (*)Brian Hooper (bass)/ (+)Sean Stuart (bass)[HTRK]/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals)[HTRK].

  • Liberation Music -LMCD0088 (AU,16-Oct-09)
  • Infectious Music -INFECT114CD (UK,31-May-10)
  • Liberation Music -LMCD0171 (AU,13-Apr-12) Reissue
  • Fat Possum Records -FP1465-2 (US,05-Aug-14)
Pop Crimes CD -back

Pop Crimes CD -front POP CRIMES (CD)

Tracklist: (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:47)(+)/ Shut Me Down/ Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk]/ Pop Crimes/ Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]/ Wayward Man(*)/ Avé Maria/ The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (4:21)(*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08, and during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note: "Pop Crimes" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper. Also this album has 2 cover songs: Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk] and Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt].

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (*)Brian Hooper (bass)/ (+)Sean Stuart (bass)/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals).

  • Infectious Music/Soyuz Music -INFECT114CD (RU,2010) With obi.
Pop Crimes CD -back

Pop Crimes LP -front POP CRIMES (LP)

Tracklist: (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:47)(+)/ Shut Me Down/ Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk]/ Pop Crimes/ Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]/ Wayward Man(*)/ Avé Maria/ The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (4:21)(*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08, and during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note: "Pop Crimes" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper. Also this album has 2 cover songs: Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk] and Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt].

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (*)Brian Hooper (bass)/ (+)Sean Stuart (bass)/ (+)Jonnine Standish (vocals).

  • Erika Records (US,2014) Test presssing for Fat Possum
  • Fat Possum Records -FP1465-1 (US,05-Aug-14) Black vinyl
Pop Crimes LP -back

POP CRIMES (LP)

Tracklist: (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny (3:47)(+)/ Shut Me Down/ Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk]/ Pop Crimes/ Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt]/ Wayward Man(*)/ Avé Maria/ The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (4:21)(*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran on 02-Apr-08, and during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina.

Note: "Pop Crimes" music by Rowland S.Howard and Brian Hooper. Also this album has 2 cover songs: Life's What You Make It [Talk Talk] and Nothin' [Townes Van Zandt].

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guests: (*)Brian Hooper (bass)/ (+)Sean Stuart/ (+)Jonnine Standish .

  • Liberation Music -LMLP0088 (AU,05-Aug-14) Reissue. 1st pressing,with OBI. Red 140g vinyl. Ltd 750.
  • Liberation Music -LMLP0088 (AU,29-Aug-14) Reissue. 2nd pressing,without OBI. Red 140g vinyl. Unlimited.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLOODSHED/LOST IN SPACE - SINGLE (29-Oct-10)

Golden Age single -front THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLOODSHED/LOST IN SPACE (7')

Tracklist: The Golden Age Of Bloodshed (4:21) (*)/ Lost In Space (2:42).

Recording info: Recorded @ Birdland studios, Melbourne-Prahran during November/December 2008 and on 24-Aug-09. Engineered by Rob Long. Produced by Lindsay Gravina; "Lost In Space" mixed by J.P. Shilo, Mick Harvey and Lindsay Gravina in 2010.

Note: Single issued one year to the day of Rowland's last ever live gig. "Lost In Space" (music by Rowland S.Howard and J.P. Shilo) was a piece composed for the "Pop Crimes" album which remained unfinished. Track unavailable anywhere else.

Line-up: Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitars)/ J.P. Shilo (aka John Brooks) (guitar, violin, bass) and Mick Harvey (drums, organ), with guest: (*)Brian Hooper (bass).

  • Liberation Music -RSH7 (AU,29-Oct-10) Ltd 500. Ref vinyl.
Golden Age single -back





Compilations

SIX STRINGS THAT DREW BLOOD -ALBUM (24-Oct-14)

Six Strings That Drew Blood -front SIX STRINGS THAT DREW BLOOD (2CD)

Tracklist: CD1: Rowland S. Howard band: 1.Shivers/ The Boys Next Door: 2.After A Fashion/ The Birthday Party: 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.Happy Birthday/ 5.Blast Off/ 6.The Dim Locator/ 7.Several Sins/ Lydia Lunch: 8.Some Velvet Morning/ The Birthday Party: 9.Jennifer's Veil/ 10.Say A Spell/ Crime and the City Solution: 11.Six Bells Chime/ 12.Her Room Of Lights/ Nikki Sudden: 13.Wedding Hotel/ These Immortal Souls: 14.Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)/ 15.I Ate The Knife/ 16.So The Story Goes/ 17.Crowned

CD2: These Immortal Souls: 1.Insomnicide/ 2.Black Milk/ 3.Hyperspace/ 4.The King Of Kalifornia/ Magic Dirt: 5.Summer High/ Rowland S. Howard band: 6.Undone/ 7.Exit Everything/ 8.Autoluminescent/ 9.Dead Radio/ 10.Sleep Alone/ 11.Shut Me Down/ 12.(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny/ 13.Pop Crimes/ 14.Ave Maria/ 15.The Golden Age Of Bloodshed.

Note: Anthology, focussing on the songs Rowland wrote for The Birthday Party (7), These Immortal Souls (8) and Rowland S. Howard band (10). One exclusive track: "Shivers" performed live @ ABC TV's Studio 22 on 25-Nov-99. CD comes with great 40 page booklet, with photos and reproductions of Rowland's journals and press clippings. Released on, what would have been, Rowland's 55th birthday.

  • Liberation Music -LMCD0255 (AU,24-Oct-14) CD
Six Strings That Drew Blood -back

Six Strings That Drew Blood LP-front SIX STRINGS THAT DREW BLOOD (4LP BOX)

Tracklist: LP1: Rowland S. Howard band: 1.Shivers/ The Boys Next Door: 2.After A Fashion/ The Birthday Party: 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.Happy Birthday/ 5.Blast Off// 6.The Dim Locator/ 7.Several Sins/ Lydia Lunch: 8.Some Velvet Morning/ The Birthday Party: 9.Jennifer's Veil/ 10.Say A Spell.

LP2: Crime and the City Solution: 11.Six Bells Chime/ 12.Her Room Of Lights/ Nikki Sudden: 13.Wedding Hotel/ These Immortal Souls: 14.Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)/ 15.I Ate The Knife/ 16.So The Story Goes/ 17.Crowned.

LP3: These Immortal Souls: 1.Insomnicide/ 2.Black Milk/ 3.Hyperspace/ 4.The King Of Kalifornia/ Magic Dirt: 5.Summer High// Rowland S. Howard band: 6.Undone/ 7.Exit Everything/ 8.Autoluminescent.

LP4: Rowland S. Howard band: 9.Dead Radio/ 10.Sleep Alone/ 11.Shut Me Down/ 12.(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny/ 13.Pop Crimes/ 14.Ave Maria/ 15.The Golden Age Of Bloodshed.

Note: Anthology, focussing on the songs Rowland wrote for The Birthday Party (7), These Immortal Souls (8) and Rowland S. Howard band (10). One exclusive track: "Shivers" performed live @ ABC TV's Studio 22 on 25-Nov-99. LP BOX comes with great 16 page booklet, with photos and reproductions of Rowland's journals and press clippings. Booklet is identical to the one with the CD, except for a (8 columns) rememberance by Jillian Burt. Released on, what would have been, Rowland's 55th birthday.

  • Liberation Music -LMLP0255 (AU,24-Oct-14) LP
Six Strings That Drew Blood LP-back


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