The Birthday Party

(London 1st March 1980 - August 1983)

Discography (I)

Discography (II)
(Guest appearances, Compilations & Unofficial 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-


Regular releases

MR. CLARINET - SINGLE (Jul-80)

Mr.Clarinet 7inch M.Link-front MR. CLARINET (7")

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne in Jan/Feb-80. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: First release as The Birthday Party. These are in fact still Boys Next Door songs. B-side released before as Boys Next Door gig freebie "Happy Birthday/Riddle House" 7" Missing Link records -MLS 16 (AU,16-Feb-80)

  • Missing Link records -MSL 18 (UK,Jul-80)
    Soft mat paper sleeve.

Mr.Clarinet 7inch M.Link-back
Clarinet 7inch M.Link-label

  • 4AD records -AD 114 (UK,Oct-81)
    Sturdy shiny paper sleeve. Re-release.

Clarinet 7inch 4AD-label

THE FRIEND CATCHER - SINGLE (11-Oct-80)

The Friend Catcher 7inch-front THE FRIEND CATCHER (7")

Tracklist: The Friend Catcher// Waving My Arms/ Catman

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne in Jan/Feb-80. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: These are in fact still Boys Next Door songs.

  • 4AD records -AD 12 (UK,11-Oct-80)
    Soft mat paper sleeve.
  • 4AD records -AD 12 (UK,11-Oct-80)
    Sturdy shiny paper sleeve.

The Friend Catcher 7inch-back
The Friend Catcher fake

  • Label? (AU,??)
    Pirate release sold on eBay in 2003 by (I think) Rocking Horse records from Brisbane, who claimed not to have any further info on this release (ho!ho!).


THE FIRST ALBUM - ALBUM (Nov-80)

The First Album-BND/BP-front THE FIRST ALBUM (LP)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Hats On Wrong/ The Hair Shirt/ Guilt Parade/ Riddle House// The Friend Catcher/ Waving My Arms/ The Red Clock/ Cat Man/ Happy Birthday

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. "The Hair Shirt" & "The Red Clock" in Jul/Aug-79, "Hats On Wrong" & "Guilt Parade" in Sep-79, rest in Jan/Feb-80. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: These are in fact still Boys Next Door songs.
Originally compiled for US release on Ralph records in early 1980.

  • Missing Link/7 Records -LINK 7 (AU,Nov-80)
    Credited dually to Boys Next Door/Birthday Party.

The First Album-BND/BP-back
The First Album-BP-front

  • Missing Link/CBS records -LINK 7 (AU,1982)
    Reissue credited with sticker on sleeve to The Birthday Party.
    Different front & back cover as original release.

The First Album-BP-back

Hee Haw CD 4AD-front HEE HAW (CD/LP)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday/ Hats On Wrong/ Guilt Parade/ The Friend Catcher/ Waving My Arms/ Catman/ Riddle House/ A Catholic Skin/ The Red Clock/ Faint Heart/ Death By Drowning/ The Hair Shirt

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. "A Catholic Skin" & "The Red Clock" & "Faint Heart" & "Death By Drowning" & "The Hair Shirt" in Jul/Aug-79, "Hats On Wrong" & "Guilt Parade" in Sep-79, rest in Jan/Feb-80. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: These are in fact still Boys Next Door songs. Compilation of the Boys Next Door "Hee Haw" 12", "Mr.Clarinet" 7", "The Friend Catcher" 7" and "The First Album" LP.

  • Virgin Records -VOZ 2037 (AU,1988) LP
    On green vinyl.
  • 4AD records -CAD 307 CD (UK,07-Aug-89) CD
  • Missing Link records -LINK 7 CD (AU,1992) CD
  • Shock Records -CAKE 1 (AU,09-Sep-96) CD
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP18 (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on orange vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP18 (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.

Hee Haw CD 4AD-back

HEE HAW (CD)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday/ Hats On Wrong/ Guilt Parade/ The Friend Catcher/ Waving My Arms/ Catman/ Riddle House/ A Catholic Skin/ The Red Clock/ Faint Heart/ Death By Drowning/ The Hair Shirt

Note: Remastered in 1997 by Phil Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding and most complete CD version of "The First Album" album.

  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21319.2 (US,25-Feb-97)
  • Buddha/BMG -BUDD99692.2 (US,16-May-00)

Hee Haw CD 21361-back

PRAYERS ON FIRE - ALBUM (30-Mar-81)

Prayers On Fire LP 4AD-front PRAYERS ON FIRE (LP)

Tracklist: Zoo-Music Girl/ Cry/ Capers/ Nick The Stripper/ Ho-Ho/ Figure Of Fun// King Ink/ A Dead Song/ Yard/ Dull Day/ Just You And Me

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders and Armstrong's Audio Visual II Studios in Melbourne from late Dec-80 to Jan-81. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

  • 4AD records -CAD 104 (UK,30-Mar-81)
    First release of "Prayers On Fire" album.
  • Missing Link records -Link 14 (AU,Apr-81)
    First 1000 copies on red vinyl.
  • Thermidor/Subterranian Records -T-2 (US,81)
    On black vinyl (also on red vinyl?). With lyric insert.
  • Propeller records -PROM1 (NZ,Oct-81)
    Promo only.
  • Gee Bee Dee records -GBD-00613 (GE,1981)
  • Expanded Music records -EX 9 (IT,1981)
    A pirate release.
  • Polygram/Statik -STAT 3103 (GR,1982)
    + extra "Release The Bats".
  • Statik/Trio Records -AW-23014 (JP,1982)
    + extra's "Release The Bats"/"Blast Off".
  • Virgin Records -VOZ 2038 (AU,1988)
    On red vinyl + extra's "Blundertown" & "Kathy's Kisses".
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP14C (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on white vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP14H (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.

Prayers On Fire LP 4AD-back

PRAYERS ON FIRE (CD)

Tracklist: Zoo-Music Girl/ Cry/ Capers/ Nick The Stripper/ Ho-Ho/ Figure Of Fun/ King Ink/ A Dead Song/ Yard/ Dull Day/ Just You And Me/ Blundertown/ Kathy's Kisses

Note: Includes as extra's "Blundertown" & "Kathy's Kisses".

  • 4AD records -CAD 104 CD (UK,25-Apr-88)
  • Virgin Records -VOZ CD 2038 (AU,1988)
  • Missing Link records -Link 14 CD (AU,1988)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 2 (AU,02-Sep-96)

Prayers On Fire CD M.Link-back

PRAYERS ON FIRE (CD)

Tracklist: Zoo-Music Girl/ Cry/ Capers/ Nick The Stripper/ Ho-Ho/ Figure Of Fun/ King Ink/ A Dead Song/ Yard/ Dull Day/ Just You And Me/ Blundertown/ Kathy's Kisses

Note: Includes as extra's "Blundertown" & "Kathy's Kisses". Remastered in 1997 by Phil Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding and most complete CD version of "Prayer's On Fire" album.

  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21318.2 (US,11-Feb-97)
  • Buddha/BMG -BUDD99691 (US,16-May-00)

Prayers On Fire CD 2.13.61-back

NICK THE STRIPPER - SINGLE (Apr-81)

Nick The Stripper 12inch M.Link(Pink)-front NICK THE STRIPPER (12")

Tracklist: Nick The Stripper// Blundertown/ Kathy's Kisses

Recording info: Recorded @ Armstrong's Audio Visual II Studios in Melbourne from late Dec-80 to Jan-81. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Only released in Australia.

  • Missing Link records -MSD 479 (AU,Apr-81)
    First 1,000 with blue/pink sleeve.

Nick The Stripper 12inch M.Link(Pink)-back
Nick The Stripper 12inch M.Link(Black)-front

  • Missing Link records -MSD 479 (AU,1981)
    With black/grey sleeve.

Nick The Stripper 12inch M.Link(Black)-back

Nick The Stripper 7inch Propeller-front NICK THE STRIPPER (7")

Tracklist: Nick The Stripper/ Blundertown

Note: Only released in Australia/New Zealand.

  • Propeller records -REV12 (NZ,Oct-81)
    With red sleeve.

Nick The Stripper 7inch M.Link-front

  • Missing Link records -MISS 32 (AU,1982)
    Label missprint. ('MISS 32' instead of 'MLS 32'). Ltd.
  • Missing Link records -MLS 32 (AU,1982)
    With black sleeve.

Nick The Stripper 7inch M.Link-back

RELEASE THE BATS - SINGLE (31-Jul-81)

Release The Bats 7inch 4AD-front RELEASE THE BATS

Tracklist: Release The Bats/ Blast Off

Recording info: Recorded @ Townhouse Studio in London in Apr-81. Engineered by Nick Launey.

  • 4AD records -AD 111 (UK,31-Jul-81) 7"
  • Missing Link records -MISS 37.12 (AU,Apr-83) 12"

Release The Stripper 7inch 4AD-back

DRUNK ON THE POPE'S BLOOD - EP (18-Feb-82)

Drunk On The Pope's Blood 12inch 4AD-front DRUNK ON THE POPE'S BLOOD (12")

Tracklist: Birthday Party:(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ King Ink/ Zoo Music Girl/ Loose// Lydia Lunch: The Agony Is The Ecstacy

Recording info: Recorded live in London @ The Venue on 26-Nov-81. Mixed by Tony Cohen @ AAV Studio II in Melbourne in Jan-82.

Note: Split release. One side by The Birthday Party, other side by Lydia Lunch. All but "Loose" also released on "Live 1981-82" album.

  • 4AD records -JAD 202 (UK,18-Feb-82)
  • Missing Link records -ING 006 (AU,Feb-82)
  • Statik/Trio Records -AW-23019 (JP,1982)


Drunk On The Pope's Blood CD-front DRUNK ON THE POPE'S BLOOD (CD)

Tracklist: (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ King Ink/ Zoo Music Girl/ Loose/ Ho Ho/ The Plague/ Scatterbrain/ The Friend Catcher/ Dead Joe/ After The Fireworks/ After, After The Fireworks.

Recording info: First 4 tracks were recorded live in London @ The Venue on 26-Nov-81. Mixed by Tony Cohen @ AAV Studio II in Melbourne in Jan-82. "Ho Ho" is an alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from the "Prayers On Fire" sessions, "The Plague" is Tracy Pew's only composition and a left over from the (Boys Next Door) "Hee Haw" 12" sessions, "Scatterbrain" is from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7", "The Friend Catcher" is a demo from the (Boys Next Door) "The Friend Catcher" sessions, "Dead Joe" is the 2nd version (same as Masterbag flexi) from the UK "Junkyard" sessions, "After The Fireworks" & "After,After The Fireworks" were recorded in Feb-82 in Melbourne @ the AAV studios (without Tracy Pew & Phill Calvert, with Grant McLennan, Robert Forster & Lindy Morrison) and originally released as Tuff Monks on Au-Go-Go records in 1982. All engineered by Tony Cohen.

  • Missing Link records -LINK 29 CD (AU,1994)

Drunk On The Pope's Blood CD-back

JUNKYARD - ALBUM (02-Jul-82)

Junkyard LP 4AD-front JUNKYARD (LP)

Tracklist: She's Hit/ Dead Joe /The Dim Locator/ Hamlet (Pow,Pow,Pow)/ Several Sins// Big-Jesus-Trash-Can/ Kiss Me Black/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Kewpie Doll/ Junkyard

Recording info: Recorded @ Armstrong's Audio Visual Studios in Melbourne from late Dec-81 to Jan-82. Engineered by Tony Cohen. "Kiss Me Black" & "Kewpie Doll" re-recorded in Mar-82 @ Matrix Studios, London (with Barry Adamson replacing Tracy). Engineered by Richard Mazda.

  • 4AD records -CAD 207 (UK,02-Jul-82)
    First release of "Junkyard" album.
  • Missing Link/CBS records -Link 21 (AU,Jul-82)
  • Propeller records -REV 205 (NZ,Nov-82)
  • Gee Bee Dee records -GBD-0040 (GE,1982)
  • Italian Records/Expanded Music records -EX 34 (IT,1982)
    A pirate release.
  • Virgin Records -VOZ 2049(AU,1991)
    On pink vinyl + extra's "Release The Bats"/"Blast Off".
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP16C (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on lavendar vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP16H (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.

Junkyard LP 4AD-back

JUNKYARD (CD)

Tracklist: Blast Off/ She's Hit/ Dead Joe /The Dim Locator/ Hamlet (Pow,Pow,Pow)/ Several Sins/ Big-Jesus-Trash-Can/ Kiss Me Black/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Kewpie Doll/ Junkyard/ Dead Joe (2nd version)/ Release The Bats

Note: Includes as extra's "Release The Bats"/Blast Off" and "Dead Joe(2nd version)" (w/ B.Adamson Mar-82).

  • 4AD records -CAD 207 CD (UK,26-Apr-88)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 3 (AU,26-Aug-96)

Junkyard CD 4AD-back

JUNKYARD (CD)

Tracklist: Blast Off/ She's Hit/ Dead Joe /The Dim Locator/ Hamlet (Pow,Pow,Pow)/ Several Sins/ Big-Jesus-Trash-Can/ Kiss Me Black/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Kewpie Doll/ Junkyard/ Release The Bats

Note: Includes as extra's "Release The Bats"/"Blast Off".

  • Virgin Records -VOZ CD 2049 (AU,1991)
  • Missing Link Records -Link 21 CD (AU,1992)

Junkyard CD M.Link-back

JUNKYARD (CD)

Tracklist: Blast Off/ She's Hit/ Dead Joe /The Dim Locator/ Hamlet (Pow,Pow,Pow)/ Several Sins/ Big-Jesus-Trash-Can/ Kiss Me Black/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Kewpie Doll/ Junkyard/ Dead Joe (2nd version)/ Release The Bats

Note: Includes as extra's "Release The Bats"/"Blast Off" and "Dead Joe(2nd version)" (w/ B.Adamson Mar-82). Remastered in 1997 by Phil Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding and most complete CD version of "Junkyard" album.

  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21317.2 (US,11-Feb-97)
  • Buddha/BMG -BUDD99694 (US,16-May-00)
  • 4AD/BeggarsJapan -WPCB-20033 (JP,27-Nov-08)

Junkyard CD 2.13.61-back

DEAD JOE - SINGLE (Aug-82)

Dead Joe flexi-front DEAD JOE (flexi 7")

Tracklist: Dead Joe (2nd version)

Recording info: Recorded @ Matrix Studios, London in Mar-82 (with Barry Adamson replacing Tracy) and a car crash sound effect in the middle of the track. Engineered by Richard Mazda.

Note: Free flexidisc with Masterbag zine issue #15 (August 4-21).

  • Masterbag -BAG 005 (UK,Aug-82)

Dead Joe flexi-back

THE BAD SEED - EP (Feb-83)

Bad Seed 12inch 4AD-front THE BAD SEED (12")

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Wild World// Fears Of Gun/ Deep In The Woods.

Recording info: Recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in October 1982. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

  • 4AD Records -BAD 301 (UK,Feb-83)
  • Powerworks -POWT 2007 (AU,Apr-83)

Bad Seed 12inch 4AD-back

BAD SEED/MUTINY! (CD)

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Wild World/ Fears Of Gun/ Deep In The Woods/ Jennifer's Veil/ Six Strings That Drew Blood/ Say A Spell/ Swampland/ Pleasure Avalanche/ Mutiny In Heaven.

Recording info: First 4 recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in October 1982, rest in April 1983. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Combination of "The Bad Seed" and "Mutiny" EP's. Includes as extra's rough mixes of "Six Strings That Drew Blood" & "Pleasure Avalanche". Towards the end of the August 1983 "Mutiny EP" sessions Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten) replaces Rowland S.Howard on "Mutiny In Heaven". Mick Harvey also participates at the August sessions.

  • 4AD records -CAD 301 CD (UK,07-Aug-89)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 4 (AU,19-Sep-96)
  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21320.2 (US,11-Feb-97)
    Remastered in 1997 by Phil Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding and most complete CD version of "The Bad Seed" & "Mutiny" EP's.

Mutiny/Bad Seed CD 21361-back

Mutiny/Bad Seed 2LP/7inch BAD SEED/MUTINY! (2LP/7")

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Wild World// Fears Of Gun/ Deep In The Woods./// Jennifer's Veil/ Mutiny In Heaven// Swampland/ Say A Spell. /// Six Strings That Drew Blood/Pleasure Avalanche.

Recording info: First 4 recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in October 1982, rest in April 1983. Engineered by Tony Cohen.
Mastered @ Masterdisk, NYC 2012.

Note: Combination of "The Bad Seed" and "Mutiny" EP's. Includes as extra's rough mixes of "Six Strings That Drew Blood" & "Pleasure Avalanche". Towards the end of the August 1983 "Mutiny EP" sessions Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten) replaces Rowland S.Howard on "Mutiny In Heaven". Mick Harvey also participates at the August sessions.

  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP28C (US, 23-Jul-13)
    1500 hand-numbered copies on red/blue/gold vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP28H (US, 23-Jul-13)
    1500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.

Mutiny/Bad Seed 2LP/7inch

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - EP (03-Jun-83)

Birthday Party 12inch 4AD-front THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (12")

Tracklist: Release The Bats/ Blast Off// The Friend Catcher/ Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday

Recording info: Side 1 recorded @ Townhouse Studio in London in Apr-81. Engineered by Nick Launey. Side 2 recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne in Jan/Feb-80. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Side 2 are Boys Next Door songs. Compilation only released in the U.K.

  • 4AD Records -BAD 307 (UK,06-Jun-83)

Birthday Party 12inch 4AD-back

MUTINY! - EP (Nov-83)

Mutiny 12inch 4AD-front
Mutiny 12inch acetate
MUTINY! (12")

Tracklist: Jennifer's Veil/ Mutiny In Heaven// Swampland/ Say A Spell.

Recording info: Recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in April 1983 and @ Britannia Row Studios, London in August 1983, where all these tracks were re-worked. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Towards the end of the sessions Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten) replaces Rowland S.Howard on "Mutiny In Heaven". Mick Harvey, who left the band in April 1983, also participates to the August sessions.

  • CBS (UK,19-Sep-83) Acetate.
  • Mute Records -MUTE 29 (UK,Nov-83) 45 rpm version. W/lyric sheet.
  • Vogue -VG 114 (1983) 33 rpm version
  • Vogue -VG 311026 (FR,1983) 33 rpm version
  • Powerworks -POWT 2011 (AU,1983)
  • Possum records -ETUM-802(AU,1983)

Mutiny 12inch 4AD-back

MUTINY!/BAD SEED (CD)

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Wild World/ Fears Of Gun/ Deep In The Woods/ Jennifer's Veil/ Six Strings That Drew Blood/ Say A Spell/ Swampland/ Pleasure Avalanche/ Mutiny In Heaven.

Recording info: First 4 recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in October 1982.The rest was recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in April 1983 and @ Britannia Row Studios,London in August 1983, where all the "Mutiny EP" 12" tracks were re-worked. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Combination of "The Bad Seed" and "Mutiny" EP's. Includes as extra's rough mixes of "Six Strings That Drew Blood" & "Pleasure Avalanche". Towards the end of the August 1983 "Mutiny EP" sessions Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten) replaces Rowland S.Howard on "Mutiny In Heaven". Mick Harvey also participates at the August sessions.

  • 4AD records -CAD 301 CD (UK,07-Aug-89)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 4 (AU,19-Sep-96)
  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21320.2 (US,11-Feb-97)
    Remastered in 1997 by Phil Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding and most complete CD version of "The Bad Seed" & "Mutiny" EP's.

Mutiny/Bad Seed CD 21361-back

Mutiny/Bad Seed 2LP/7inch BAD SEED/MUTINY! (2LP/7")

Tracklist: Sonny's Burning/ Wild World// Fears Of Gun/ Deep In The Woods./// Jennifer's Veil/ Mutiny In Heaven// Swampland/ Say A Spell. /// Six Strings That Drew Blood/Pleasure Avalanche.

Recording info: First 4 recorded @ Hansa Ton studios in Berlin in October 1982, rest in April 1983. Engineered by Tony Cohen.
Mastered @ Masterdisk, NYC 2012.

Note: Combination of "The Bad Seed" and "Mutiny" EP's. Includes as extra's rough mixes of "Six Strings That Drew Blood" & "Pleasure Avalanche". Towards the end of the August 1983 "Mutiny EP" sessions Blixa Bargeld (of Einstürzende Neubauten) replaces Rowland S.Howard on "Mutiny In Heaven". Mick Harvey also participates at the August sessions.

  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP28C (US, 23-Jul-13)
    1500 hand-numbered copies on red/blue/gold vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP28H (US, 23-Jul-13)
    1500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.

Mutiny/Bad Seed 2LP/7inch

IT'S STILL LIVING - ALBUM (May-85)

It's Still Living LP-front IT'S STILL LIVING (LP/CD)

Tracklist: King Ink/ The Dim Locator/ She's Hit/ A Dead Song/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Junkyard/ Blast Off/ Release The Bats/ Nick The Stripper/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Dead Joe

Recording info: Recorded @ the Astor Theatre in Melbourne on 15-Jan-82. Engineered by Chris Thompson. Mixed Jan-82 @ Armstrong's Audio Visual Studios,Melbourne by Tony Cohen.

Note: Released without consent of the band. Complete concert included "6inch Gold Blade" as well.

  • Missing Link records -ING 009 (AU,May-85) LP
  • Missing Link records -LINK 28 CD (AU,1991) CD
  • Virgin records -VOZ 2048 (AU,1991) LP
    On green vinyl.
  • Virgin records -VOZCD 2048 (AU,1991) CD

It's Still Living LP-back

A COLLECTION - ALBUM (1985)

Collection LP-front A COLLECTION..."BEST AND RAREST" (LP)

Tracklist: Blast Off/ The Hair Shirt/ King Ink/ Junkyard/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Release The Bats// Blundertown/ Kathy's Kisses/ Ho Ho/ The Friend Catcher/ Scatterbrain/ The Plague

Recording info: Collection for the US market. First 8 tracks taken from previous releases (the 'best'), the other 4 are 'the rarest'. "Ho Ho" is an alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from the "Prayers On Fire" sessions, "The Friend Catcher" is a demo from the (Boys Next Door) "The Friend Catcher" sessions, "Scatterbrain" is from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7" and "The Plague" is Tracy Pew's only composition and a left over from the (Boys Next Door) "Hee Haw" 12" sessions.

Note: The 4 'rare' tracks are also available on the "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" CD (Missing Link records -LINK 29 CD (AU,1994).

  • Missing Link records -LINK 22(AU,1985)
  • Missing Link records/Suite Beat -LINK 22(US,1985)

Collection LP-back

A COLLECTION(CD)

Tracklist: Blast Off/ The Hair Shirt/ King Ink/ Junkyard/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Release The Bats/ She's Hit/ Kathy's Kisses/ The Friend Catcher/ Zoo Music Girl/ Nick The Stripper/ Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)

Recording info: 'Best off' collection for the US market. Omits the 4 'rare' tracks from the LP version. All tracks taken from previous releases.

Note: Totally superfluous release.

  • Missing Link records/Suite Beat -SBCD 2017(US,198?)

Collection CD-back

THE PEEL SESSIONS - EP/ALBUM (1987/1988/2001)

Peel Sessions CD-front THE PEEL SESSIONS (12"/CD)

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

Recording info: Recorded @ BBC Langham 1 Studio in London on 21-Apr-81. Their 2nd John Peel Radio Session.

  • Strange Fruit records -SFPS 020 (UK,Jan-87) 12"
  • Strange Fruit records -SFPSCD 020 (UK,Aug-87) CD single
    Different cover from 12".

Peel Sessions CD-back

Peel Sessions II CD-front THE PEEL SESSIONS II (12"/CD)

Tracklist: Big Jesus Trash Can/ She's Hit/ Bully Bones/ Six Inch Gold Blade.

Recording info: Recorded @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 in London on 02-Dec-81. Their 3rd John Peel Radio Session.

  • Strange Fruit records -SFPS 058 (UK,Nov-88) 12"
  • Castle Communications records -SFPS 058 (NL,1989) CD single
    Different cover from 12". Semi legal.

Peel Sessions II CD-back

John Peel Sessions CD-front THE JOHN PEEL SESSIONS (CD)

Tracklist: Cry/ Yard/ Figure Of Fun/ King Ink/ Release The Bats/ Rowland Around In That Stuff/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Loose/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ She's Hit/ Bully Bones/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Pleasure Avalanche/ Deep In The Woods/ Sonny's Burning/ Marry Me(Lie!Lie!).

Recording info: Recorded in London @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 10-Sep-80, BBC Langham 1 Studio on 21-Apr-81, BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4 on 02-Dec-81 and BBC Studios on 15-Nov-82. All their 4 John Peel Radio Sessions.

  • Strange Fruit records -SFRSCD098 (UK,2001)
  • Fuel 2000 Records -302-061-151 (US,17-Jul-01)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 7 (AU,27-Aug-01)
  • Varese Records -VAR061151 (US,02-Oct-01)
  • MSIF Records -3859 (JP,2002)

John Peel Sessions CD-back

DEFINITIVE MISSING LINK RECORDINGS 1979-1982 - CD BOX (1991)

Definitive-front DEFINITIVE MISSING LINK RECORDINGS 1979-1982 (CD)

Note: Box containing 4 CD's. "Hee Haw" -LINK 7 CD, "Prayers On Fire" -LINK 14 CD, "Junkyard" -LINK 21 CD, "It's Still Living" - LINK 28 CD and "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" -LINK 29 CD. Including a nice 24 page booklet with reproductions of photo's, flyers, articles, etc.. Not remastered. All CD's available seperately too. Released without consent of band.

  • Missing Link records -LINK 30 (AU,1991)

Definitive-back

HITS - ALBUM (12-Oct-92)

Hits CD-front HITS (LP/CD)

Tracklist: The Friend Catcher/ Happy Birthday/ Mr. Clarinet/ Nick The Stripper/ Zoo Music Girl/ King Ink/ Release The Bats/ Blast Off /She's Hit / 6" Gold Blade/ Hamlet (Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ Dead Joe/ Junkyard/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Wild World /Sonny's Burning/ Deep In The Woods/ Swampland /Jennifer's Veil /Mutiny In Heaven

Note: Compiled by Mick Harvey. First 'best-off' sanctioned by band. Has 20 tracks instead of the 19 listed. "6inch Gold Blade" is track 10.

  • 4AD records -DAD 2016 (UK,12-Oct-92) 2LP
  • 4AD records -DAD 2016 CD (UK,12-Oct-92) CD
  • 4AD records/WB -45087(US,Oct-92) 2LP
  • 4AD records/WB -45087.2(US,Oct-92) CD (This US version has one track ("6inch Gold Blade") less because UK CD manufacturers guarantee the disc for 78min of play time, and WB can only guarantee 74)
  • Nippon Columbia -COCY 75128 (JP,1992) CD
    (Includes 16 page liner notes booklet in Japanese)
  • Shock Records -CAKE 5 (AU,28-Oct-96) CD

Hits CD-back

LIVE 1981-82 - ALBUM (14-Jun-99)

Live CD-front LIVE 1981-82 (CD)

Tracklist: Junkyard/ A Dead Song/ The Dim Locator /Zoo Music Girl /Nick The Stripper /Blast Off/ Release The Bats /Bully Bones/ King Ink /Pleasure Heads Must Burn /Big Jesus Trash Can /Dead Joe/ The Friend Catcher/ Six Inch Gold Blade/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ She's Hit/ Funhouse

Recording info: tracks 1-10: in UK,London @ The Venue on 26-Nov-81 (mixed by Mick & Rowland @ Birdland in Melbourne early 1998), tracks 11-16: in GE,Bremen @ Aladin on 01-Jul-82 and track 17: in GR,Athina @ Sporting 17-Sep-82.

Note: The only band approved Birthday Party live album.

  • Shock Records -CAKE 6 (AU,14-Jun-99)
  • 4AD records -CAD 9005 CD (UK,05-Jul-99)
  • 4AD records -79005.2 (US,08-Oct-99)

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