Saturday, June 13, 2020

Birthday Party - 9:30 Club, Washington D.C. 4-10-83

This show was recorded during their last ever US tour and this was their last ever U.S. show. It's an audience recording and sound quality is good. [from cassette tape]


setlist: [from cassette tape]
01. Swampland
02. Sonny's Burning
03. 6" Gold Blade
04. Deep In The Woods
05. Dead Joe
06. Six Strings That Drew Blood
07. Wild World
08. Fears Of Gun
09. Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)
10. She's Hit

Birthday Party - Aladin-Kino, Bremen 7-01-82 + Warehouse, Liverpool 7-23-82

Here's two more from July 1982. The Bremen show was recorded and broadcast by Radio Bremen in Germany. Lydia Lunch sings Funhouse with the band at this show. Sound quality is very good. The Liverpool show is an audience recording. Sound quality is good. [from cassette tape]


@ Aladin-Kino, Bremen 7-01-82
01. Big Jesus Trash Can
02. Dead Joe
03. The Friend Catcher
04. A Dead Song
05. 6" Gold Blade
06. Junkyard
07. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
08. She's Hit
09. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
10. Funhouse (with Lydia Lunch)

@ Warehouse, Liverpool 7-23-82:
01. Big Jesus Trashcan
02. Nick The Stripper
03. Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)
04. 6" Gold Blade
06. A Dead Song
07. Junkyard (cut)
08. Dead Joe
09. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
10. The Friend Catcher

Birthday Party - Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam 11-08-81

The Boys Next Door moved to London in February 1980 and on arrival changed the name of the band to The Birthday Party. The first year in London was a slow and difficult one but in 1981 they started touring again, around the UK, fist trip to the USA and at the end of the year they toured around Europe. This show was one show on that tour. It was recorded by VPRO and broadcast on the radio. Soundquality is very good. Unfortunatley, my tape seems to be missing the first three songs, "Nick The Stripper" + "The Dead Songs" + "She's Hit". Those first two songs from this show can be found on the Cremation bootleg LP. [from cassette tape]


01. Bully Bones
02. Big Jesus Trash Can
03. Junkyard
04. Blast Off
05. King Ink
06. Pleasure Heads
07. Release The Bats
08. radio DJ speaks

Boys Next Door - Swinburne College, Melbourne 8-19-77

Boys Next Door were from Melbourne Australia and started off in 1976. Initially the band started as a four piece and were playing mostly cover songs with just a few originals in the classic 1977 style. In 1978 they released their first single with a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walking" on the a-side and an original on the b-side with an additional song being released on the Lethal Weapon comp. LP. In late 1978 the band added an additional guitarist and the sound change. They released two LPs and a few more singles before changing their name the The Birthday Party. This recording is one of their earliest shows and it was recorded by 3SW student radio. Sound quality is very good. [from cassette tape]


01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Ain't It Funny
03. I'm 18
04. Gloria
05. Masturbation Generation
06. Who Needs You?
07. I Put A Spell On You
08. Commando
09. My Generation
10. Big Future
11. These Boots Are Made or Walking
12. World Panic
13. Louie Louie

Kim Salmon & The Surrealists - Prince of Wales, Melbourne 10-14-88

Kim Salmon was the singer in the Scientists. When that band split up he started this band. They released their first album in 1988. This show is an audience recording with good sound quality. Can anyone fill in the song titles?

01. title unknown
02. Sundown, Sundown
03. Intense
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. Blue Velvet
07. title unknown
08. Bad Birth
09. title unknown
10. You Look Like An Angel
11. title unknown
12. Measure Of Love
13. title unknown
14. Swampland
15. title unknown
16. Feel
17. title unknown