The Birthday Party - Junkyard
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Based on 2 reviews
1982 Ratings: #75 / 160
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Based on 64 ratings
1982 Ratings: #101
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The Party's second and final full studio album, also the final release with the five-person lineup, was perhaps its scuzzy masterpiece, its art/psych/blues/punk fusion taken to at times outrageous heights.

A great explosive, raw and noisy bluesy post-punk record by a combination of some of the best names from the 80's from Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey etc. for The Birthday Party's last studio album which is a combination of intense drug filled insanity. Easily one of the most psychotic and chaotic records from the 80's

Track Review

She's Hit 10/10
Dead Joe 8.5/10.
The Dim Locator 8/10
Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow) 9/10
Several Sins 8.5/10.
Big Jesus Trash Can 8.5/10.
Kiss Me Black ... read more


A true sequel to the mayhem of the Stooges best material. Absolutely deranged and toxic. Not the best music Nick Cave would go on to be involved in but definitely the most interesting.


I hate this album cover

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Track List

  1. She's Hit
  2. Dead Joe
  3. The Dim Locator
  4. Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)
  5. Several Sins
  6. Big Jesus Trash Can
  7. Kiss Me Black
  8. 6" Gold Blade
  9. Kewpie Doll
  10. Junkyard

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Added on: May 13, 2013