“Junkyard” by The Birthday Party - album review

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TJR says

In a Captain-Beefheart-meets-Teenage-Jesus-and-other-jerks-uptown style, “Junkyard” is more brutal, more dynamic, more dangerous and even more terrifying than the debut, and that’s saying something. A highly sensory affair, this is a nasty, relentless and uncompromising record which seems to “do the grapple” with you as you listen. Ye olde blues are well and truly out of the delta, and the new king of the punk blues is duly crowned. All hail Nick Cave and his dastardly cohorts…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [06:06] 7.7.png The Birthday Party - She’s Hit (Nick Cave, Tracy Pew) Moodcore
A2 [03:08] 10.0.png The Birthday Party - Dead Joe (Nick Cave, Anita Lane) Post-Punk
A3 [02:49] 8.0.png The Birthday Party - The Dim Locator (Rowland S. Howard) Post-Punk
A4 [05:33] 6.4.png The Birthday Party - Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow) (Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard) Post-Punk
A5 [02:56] 6.4.png The Birthday Party - Several Sins (Harry Howard, Rowland S. Howard) Post-Punk
B1 [03:00] 7.9.png The Birthday Party - Big Jesus Trash Can (Nick Cave, Mick Harvey) Post-Punk
B2 [02:48] 6.3.png The Birthday Party - Kiss Me Black (Nick Cave, Anita Lane) Post-Punk
B3 [03:34] 7.7.png The Birthday Party - 6" Gold Blade (Mick Harvey) Post-Punk
B4 [03:32] 5.1.png The Birthday Party - Kewpie Doll (Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Jay McShann) Post-Punk
B5 [05:49] 6.8.png The Birthday Party - Junkyard (Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard) Post-Punk

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