Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BIRTHDAY PARTY - Rare,Live,& Demos


This is "The Black Mass Has Started",which is what Nick Cave says at the beginning of this live recording,right after he asks,"Why are there only 12 of you?",to which an audience member replies,"But we'll make the noise of a thousand people!".Recorded by my old friend,Leo Johnson,when he traveled to London.He said it was a small,almost,cabaret,with cocktail tables in front of the stage,from where he recorded this masterpiece.May 26,1982 ,London,
Hammersmith,Clarendon Ballroom.Most of Junkyard is covered,with a few from Prayers On Fire.And a fine cover of The Loved Ones ,"Sad Dark Eyes".I don't believe either of these live shows have ever been released,in any form.The other live show(as well as the demos) ,"Ready As We'll Ever Be"(something said by a band member right before starting "Rowland Around In That Stuff") is from I believe a boot tape stand that Leo also went to in London,at a flea market,or something.Recorded June 12,1981 ,London,West Hampstead ,Moonlight Club ,mostly Prayers On Fire and earlier,and a few of Junkyard's songs.A few glitches in the tape,but great sound.Missing the last 3 songs from the show."God Damned Demos" follows most of the same tracks as The Peel Sessions ,but 2 songs at the end are different.It's a boot,whattya want for free? 3 files ,download it all,and you better be leavin'a happy birthday wish for Sluggisha,in the post below this,if you decide you want to hear this rarity! thanks -G O D

CKICK HERE: The Black Mass Has Started
http://www.mediafire.com/?mokjyic8s6adgav

HERE: Ready as We'll Ever Be
http://www.mediafire.com/?oks8daqo7l3apag

AND HERE: God Damned Demos
http://www.mediafire.com/?btucu31agw66v7g

6 comments:

Ralph Dodger said...

Thanks! Looking to forward to listening to this.

Ralph Dodger said...

Thanks! Looking forward to hearing this.

Ralph Dodger said...

Thanks! Looking forwards to hearing this.

Anonymous said...

Richard Mazda prod. "Junkyard" but was not credited, co-produced The Bramblemen's "Fast Train to Memhis" title track and directed the two band videos. He also appears in the "Fast Train...." video.

Anonymous said...

was about to thank you very nice indeed...then noticed cat machine...good work here - thanks mate

Anonymous said...

Hi from Spain!
Could you please please re-upload this recordings?!
Just found them and as The Birthday Party are my favourite band ever, i would be amazed to hear any recording I never heard of yet!!
Please make a man happy... THANKS IN ADVANCE!!