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  • From Her To Eternity From Her To Eternity Quick View

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    From Her To Eternity

    Nick Cave launched his solo career in style with From Her to Eternity, an accomplished album mixing the frenzy and power of his Birthday Party days with a dank, moody atmosphere that showed he was not interested in simply continuing what the older group had done. To be sure, Mick Harvey joined him from the Party days, as ever playing a variety of instruments, while one-time Party guest Blixa Bargeld now became a permanent Cave partner, splitting his time between the Bad Seeds and Einsturzende Neubaten ever since. The group took wing with a harrowing version of Leonard Cohen's Avalanche, Cave's wracked, buried tones suiting the Canadian legend's words perfectly, and never looked back. From Her to Eternity is crammed with any number of doom-laden songs, with Cave the understandable center of attention, his commanding vocals turning the blues and rural music into theatrical exhibitionism unmatched since Jim Morrison stalked stages. Songs like Cabin Fever, with its steadily paced drumming and relentless piano line, and the more restrained and moody The Moon Is in the Gutter sound like cabarets in hell. In the Ghetto, already perfectly suited to such a treatment, shows the underlying sense of beauty that defines the Seeds as much as drama. Even though it's a Presley cover, the sense of Scott Walker's influence isn't far away at all. The title track is and remains a Bad Seeds classic, played at shows up through the present, a tense piano/organ beginning then accompanied by the edgy build of the band, pounding drums, stabbing feedback and keyboard parts and more.

    - Ned Raggett (All Music)
    1. Avalanche
    2. Cabin Fever!
    3. Well Of Misery
    4. From Her To Eternity
    5. Saint Huck
    6. Wings Off Flies
    7. A Box For Black Paul
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
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    Junkyard (Colored Vinyl)


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 150-Gram Red Orange Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing


    Comes In Japanese-Style Resealable Poly Bag


    The Birthday Party's final full-length
    studio album Junkyard, is some of the most
    influential music to come out of the postpunk
    renaissance of the early 1980's. The
    minimal, incessant melodies laced with
    anarchic noise create an incomparable
    musical experience that heralded the
    careers of Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard,
    Mick Harvey, and Tracy Pew.

    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
    The Birthday Party
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  • Prayers On Fire (200 Gram Vinyl) Prayers On Fire (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Prayers On Fire (200 Gram Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 1,500 On 200 Gram Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Jacket And Inner Sleeve


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Prayers on Fire, the debut album from seminal Australian post-punk band The Birthday Party, is an aggressive onslaught of controlled chaos and terror. Nick Cave's dark lyrics are barked and howled over demonic melodies, evoking sounds of jazz, pure destruction, and a bone-chilling sideshow carnival.

    1. Zoo Music Girl
    2. Cry
    3. Capers
    4. Nick the Stripper
    5. Ho-Ho
    6. Figure of Fun
    7. King Ink
    8. A Dead Song
    9. Yard
    10. Dull Day
    11. Just You And Me
    The Birthday Party
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    Junkyard (200 Gram Vinyl)


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 200-Gram Black Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing


    Comes In Japanese-Style Resealable Poly Bag


    The Birthday Party's final full-length
    studio album Junkyard, is some of the most
    influential music to come out of the postpunk
    renaissance of the early 1980's. The
    minimal, incessant melodies laced with
    anarchic noise create an incomparable
    musical experience that heralded the
    careers of Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard,
    Mick Harvey, and Tracy Pew.

    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
    The Birthday Party
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  • Hee-Haw (Colored Vinyl) Hee-Haw (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Hee-Haw (Colored Vinyl)


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 150-Gram Opaque Red Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing


    Comes In Japanese-Style Resealable Poly Bag


    A compilation of early recording, The
    Birthday Party's Hee-Haw is comprised of
    the bands first two UK singles, plus songs
    previously only released in Australia.
    Tracks include their 1979 EP with the
    same title and the 1980 LP The Birthday
    Party (originally released under their
    previous band name, The Boys Next Door).

    1. Mr. Clarinet
    2. Happy Birthday
    3. Hats On Wrong
    4. Guilt Parade
    5. The Friend Catcher
    6. Waving My Arms
    7. Catman
    8. Riddle House
    9. A Chatholic Skin
    10. The Red Clock
    11. Faint Heart
    12. Death By Drowning
    13. The Hair Shirt
    The Birthday Party
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    The Transcendental Waterfall

    The Transcendental Waterfall: Guitar Excursions 1959-1967 is a 6-LP box set drawing from John Faheys best, and most influential, period. Included in the set are Blind Joe Death, Death Chants, Breakdowns, And Military Waltzes, The Dance of Death and Other Plantation Favorites, The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party, The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death, and Days Have Gone By, all reissued on 180 gram vinyl with deluxe tip-on jackets.


    Also included are a t-shirt, poster, and a postcard, all of which are housed in a deluxe box with stunning graphic design. An amazing package featuring some of the most important guitar solo recordings of the 20th century.

    Blind Joe Death
    1. West Coast Blues (Blind Blake)
    2. St. Louise Blues (W.C. Handy)
    3. I'm A Poor Boy A Long Way From Home (Barbecue Bob)
    4. Uncloudy Day (Josiah Kelley Alwood)
    5. John Henry (Traditional)
    6. In Christ There Is No East or West (Episcopal Hymn)
    7. The Transcendental Waterfall
    8. Desperate Man Blues
    9. Sun Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday Blues
    10. Sligo River Blues
    11. On Doing AN Evil Deed Blues


    Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes
    1. Sunflower River Blues
    2. When the Springtime Comes Again
    3. Stomping Tonight On the Pennsylvania/Alabama Border
    4. Some Summer Day
    5. On the Beach at Waikiki
    6. Spanish Dance
    7. The Downfall of the Adelphi Rolling Grist Mill
    8. John Henry Variations
    9. Take A Look At That Baby
    10. Dance of the Inhabitants of the Palace of King Phillip XIV
    11. America
    12. Episcopal Hymn


    The Dance of Death and Other Plantation Favorites
    1. Wine and Roses
    2. How Long
    3. On the Banks of the Owchita
    4. Worried Blues
    5. What the Sun Said
    6. Revelation on the Banks of the Pawtuxent
    7. Poor Boy
    8. Variations on the Coocoo
    9. The Last Steam Engine Train
    10. Give Me Corn Bread When I'm Hungry
    11. Dance of Death


    The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
    1. The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
    2. Knott's Berry Farm Molly
    3. Will the Circle Be Unbroken (traditional)
    4. Guitar Excursions Into the Unknown
    5. 900 Miles (traditional)
    6. Sail Away Ladies (traditional)
    7. Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel (traditional)


    The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
    1. Beautiful Linda Getchell
    2. Orinda-Moraga
    3. I Am the Resurrection
    4. On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
    5. Tell Her to Come Back Home
    6. My Station Will Be Changed After Awhile
    7. 101 Is A Hard Road to Travel
    8. How Green Was My Valley
    9. Bicycle Built For Two
    10. The Death of the Clayton Peacock
    11. Brenda's Blues
    12. Old Southern Medley
    13. Come Back Baby
    14. Poor Boy
    15. Saint Patrick's Hymn


    Days Have Gone By
    1. The Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
    2. Impressions of Susan
    3. Joe Kirby Blues
    4. Night Train of Valhalla
    5. The Portland Cement Factory
    6. A Raga Called Pat, Pt. 1
    7. A Raga Called Pat, Pt. 2
    8. My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs
    9. My Grandfather's Clock
    10. Days Have Gone By
    11. We Would Be Building (Sibelius)

    John Fahey
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  • Hee-Haw (200 Gram Vinyl) Hee-Haw (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Hee-Haw (200 Gram Vinyl)


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 200-Gram Black Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing


    Comes In Japanese-Style Resealable Poly Bag


    A compilation of early recording, The
    Birthday Party's Hee-Haw is comprised of
    the bands first two UK singles, plus songs
    previously only released in Australia.
    Tracks include their 1979 EP with the
    same title and the 1980 LP The Birthday
    Party (originally released under their
    previous band name, The Boys Next Door).

    1. Mr. Clarinet
    2. Happy Birthday
    3. Hats On Wrong
    4. Guilt Parade
    5. The Friend Catcher
    6. Waving My Arms
    7. Catman
    8. Riddle House
    9. A Chatholic Skin
    10. The Red Clock
    11. Faint Heart
    12. Death By Drowning
    13. The Hair Shirt
    The Birthday Party
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  • Prayers On Fire (Colored Vinyl) Prayers On Fire (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Prayers On Fire (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 1,500 On White/Red Swirl Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Jacket And Inner Sleeve


    Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Prayers on Fire, the debut album from seminal Australian post-punk band The Birthday Party, is an aggressive onslaught of controlled chaos and terror. Nick Cave's dark lyrics are barked and howled over demonic melodies, evoking sounds of jazz, pure destruction, and a bone-chilling sideshow carnival.

    1. Zoo Music Girl
    2. Cry
    3. Capers
    4. Nick the Stripper
    5. Ho-Ho
    6. Figure of Fun
    7. King Ink
    8. A Dead Song
    9. Yard
    10. Dull Day
    11. Just You And Me
    The Birthday Party
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  • Kicking Against The Pricks Kicking Against The Pricks Quick View

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    Kicking Against The Pricks

    Besides being noteworthy as an astonishingly good all-covers album, Kicking Against the Pricks is notable for the arrival of a new key member for the Seeds, drummer Thomas Wydler. Besides being a fine percussionist, able to perform at both the explosive and restrained levels Cave requires, Wydler also allowed Harvey to concentrate on adding guitar and keyboards live as well as in the studio, a notable bonus. Race reappears briefly to add some guitar while former Birthday Party cohorts Rowland Howard and Tracy Pew guest as well, the latter on some of his last tracks before his untimely death. The selection of songs is quite impressive, ranging from old standards like Long Black Veil to everything from John Lee Hooker's I'm Gonna Kill That Woman and Gene Pitney's pop aria Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart. Matching the range of material, the Seeds are well on their way to becoming the rock/cabaret/blues showband of Cave's dreams, able to conjure up haunting, winsome atmospheres (Sleeping Annaleah) as much as higher-volume takes (Roy Orbison's Running Scared, the Velvet Underground's All Tomorrow's Parties). The version of Leadbelly's Black Betty is particularly grand, Harvey's drumming driving the track with ominous power. This said, often holding everything back is the key, as the creepout build of Hey Joe demonstrates. Even more striking is how Cave's own vocals rebut the charges that all he ever does is overdramatize everything he sings -- consider the husky, purring delivery on Johnny Cash's The Singer. Other winners include a masterful version of Jimmy Webb's By the Time I Get to Phoenix and the stately, album-closing The Carnival Is Over, originally a mid-'60s hit for the Seekers.

    - Ned Raggett (All Music)
    1. Muddy Water
    2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
    3. Sleeping Annaleah
    4. Long Black Veil
    5. Hey Joe
    6. The Singer (a.k.a. The Folksinger)
    7. All Tomorrow's Parties
    8. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    9. The Hammer Song
    10. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
    11. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
    12. The Carnival Is Over
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
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  • The Captain's Birthday Party The Captain's Birthday Party Quick View

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    The Captain's Birthday Party

    Pressed On 140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl


    Recorded In November Of 1977 At The Roundhouse In London And Originally Released In June Of 1986


    The Captain's Birthday Party is a live recording by The Damned. It was recorded in November 1977 at The Roundhouse in London and originally released in June 1986. It is now available again through Let Them Eat Vinyl and for the first time on deluxe gatefold vinyl format.

    1. You Take My Money
    2. Creep (You Can't Fool Me)
    3. Fan Club

    4. Problem Child

    5. So Messed Up

    6. New Rose

    7. Feel Alright
    8. Born To Kill
    The Damned
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  • The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party Quick View

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    The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party

    Originally released in 1966. Fahey's never recorded an album that was more thoroughly of its moment. From the groovy flute and twangy sitar accompaniment to the backwards guitar, this Birthday Party is a charmingly trippy 60s time capsule. But it isn't a two dimensional one. The album gains immense depth from the tension between his sweeping, fingerpicked melodies and discordant string-battery. It's the audible battle between yearned for rose colored luminescence and ankle blistering hellhound darkness that enables this record to transcend its hippie dreaminess.
    1. The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
    2. Knott's Berry Farm Molly
    3. Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Traditional)
    4. Guitar Excursions into the Unknown
    5. 900 Miles (Traditional)
    6. Sail Away Ladies (Traditional)
    7. Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel
    John Fahey
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    Live 81-82

    Few bands were as cataclysmic, chaotic, and iconoclastic as Australia's Birthday Party. And while they spawned a few imitators (most notably Bogshead, Scratch Acid, and the short-lived batcave movement), their fractured sound and aura of wickedness were so far removed from the norm of early-'80s rock music that no group even came close to duplicating their murderous persona and manic, driving racket.


    Live 1981-82 collects 17 tracks from concerts in London, Germany, and Greece, and for a band whose music seemed to cling to sanity by the most delicate of threads, these recordings are surprisingly coherent and faithful to the album versions.


    Taking into account the barrage of feedback, the pile-driving bass, and singer Nick Cave's howling, the sound is also quite good (the only exception being the single cut from Greece, a cover of the Stooges Funhouse).


    As for the performances, the band is in excellent form. Cave delivers the songs with conviction and energy, punctuating them with his startling vocabulary of shiver-inducing screams, grunts, snorts, groans, and growls. Considering the schizophrenia that was so much a part of the band's music, Cave's ability to convincingly deliver his gut-wrenching angst is nothing short of remarkable.


    While Cave's Manson-meets-Morrison persona drew most of the attention, it was the Birthday Party's ability to swing--hard--that put them over the top. Drummer Phil Calvert is a beacon in the sea of chaos as guitarists Mick Harvey and Roland S. Howard disembowel their guitars, blasting shards of jazz and blues across the horizon. The late bassist Tracy Pew is the real revelation. Rock solid and never missing a beat, Pew emerges as the constant amidst the wreckage, providing the rich base from which these bad seeds sprung.


    Live 1981-81 is a near-perfect document of one of rock's most extreme, creative, and dangerous forces.


    -S. Duda

    1. Junkyard

    2. A Dead Song

    3. The Dim Locator

    4. Zoo - Music - Girl

    5. Nick The Stripper

    6. Blast Off!

    7. Release The Bats

    8. Bully Bones

    9. King Ink

    10. (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn

    11. Big - Jesus - Trash - Can

    12. Dead Joe

    13. The Friend Catcher

    14. 6 Gold Blade

    15. Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)

    16. She's Hit

    17. Funhouse
    The Birthday Party
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    The First Born Is Dead

    The blues had long been a potent undercurrent in the Birthday Party's music, so it wasn't all that surprising that Nick Cave embraced the sound and feeling of rural blues on his second album with the Bad Seeds, The Firstborn Is Dead. What was startling was how well Cave and his bandmates -- Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld -- were able to absorb and honor the influences of artists like Skip James and Charley Patton while creating a sound that was unmistakably their own. The moody obsessions of rural blues -- trains, floods, imprisonment, sin, fear, and death -- seemed made to order for Cave, and he was able to tap into the doomy iconography of this music with potent emotional force; on Tupelo, he makes a sweeping and disturbing epic of the rain-swept night when Elvis Presley was born, and Knocking on Joe is a tale of life on the work gang that communicates the pain of the spirit as clearly as the ache of the body. Also, the blues helped transform Cave's music as well as his lyrics; the brutal sonic pummel of the Birthday Party here gave way to a more subtle and dynamic approach that still made effective use of dissonance and bare-wired electric guitar noise while proving the balance of loud and soft only made each side deeper and more resonant. (The stark, barely there guitar and drums of Blind Lemon Jefferson are as startling and malignantly fascinating as anything in the Birthday Party's catalog.) The Firstborn Is Dead proved Nick Cave's musical palate was significantly broader than his debut album suggested and pointed to a path (channeling the sounds and emotions of American roots music) he would return to on many of his albums that followed.

    - Mark Deming (All Music)
    1. Tupelo
    2. Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree
    3. Train Long Suffering
    4. Black Crow King
    5. Knockin' On Joe
    6. Wanted Man
    7. Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
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    Coconuts

    Words that come to mind while listening to Coconuts debut album: ugliness, despair, un-marketability. Theirs is a sound rooted in inherent darkness, influenced by early-80's post-punk, no wave (fellow Australians The Birthday Party come to mind) and the bleakest of world-views. It's an almost disorienting experience, created by homemade guitars that seem to leak feedback, built by founding members Tim Evans and Jordan Redaelli (the aforementioned Australians). The duo met up with pacific-northwesterner Daniel Mitha in New York City, whose primitive drumming completed the group.
    Side One

    1. Don't Take My Coconuts

    2. Naughty Boy

    3. Maladie D'Amour

    4. Ticket To The Tropics

    5. Indiscreet

     

    Side Two

    1. Kriminal-Tango

    2. Did You Have ToLove Me Like You Did

    3. If I Only Had A Brain

    4. The Glory That Was Eden
    Coconuts
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    Howlin' Gang

    Slug Guts hail from the baron, heat stricken confines of Brisbane, Australia, a town as desolate as it is depressing and suburban. Slug Guts began when four degenerates had little else to do but form a band in the tradition of Pussy Galore, X (Australia not LA), and Birthday Party. In the first four months of the band Slug Guts recorded their first LP Down on the Meat which was released on Stained Circles Records (Jay Reatard, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Dirtbombs). Slug Guts will embark on their first US tour in March of 2011 including the Sacred Bones showcase at SXSW.


    Making their intentions clear with the bleak opener Howlin, Slug Guts take an intentionally crude and nihilistic approach to Howlin' Gang. Like their Australian heroes the Birthday Party, they concentrate on the dark, fractured end of post-punk, riddling the 13 songs with tom-heavy, oil-can percussion, jagged guitar chords, meaty basslines, and snarling baritone vocals. Because the album was recorded with little overdubbing, in only a week, empty space plays a big part to give the feel of a band playing live in an open warehouse. The slow and sleazy pseudo-ballads Down in the Mornin' Sun and Angie (not the Rolling Stones tune) fill the void, with guest vocalists Angela Bermuda of Circle Pit and Sarah Spencer of Blank Realm. Otherwise, it's sleazy, cacophonous bashing for the majority of the generally disturbing, and immensely satisfying, remainder. - Jason Lymangrover

    1. Howlin'
    2. Cold Bones
    3. Chrome Crucifix
    4. Praggin' the Cowboy
    5. Hangin' In the Pisser
    6. Down In the Mornin' Sun
    7. Ma
    8. Town Tied
    9. Spring Hill Lair
    10. White Cross
    11. Wild Country
    12. Down In the Hole
    13. Angie
    Slug Guts
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    Four (Acts Of Love)

    Mick Harvey is pleased to announced details for his latest solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), a follow up to 2011's Sketches from the Book of the Dead, due out via Mute on June 11th, 2013.


    This is the sixth studio album from this prolific musician, a man renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as well as for his work with soundtracks (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules). In addition to his solo recordings and his feature length soundtracks his work as a Producer also speaks for itself having worked with Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake.


    FOUR (Acts of Love) was recorded on two continents at Grace Lane in North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound in Melbourne and features original compositions from Harvey in addition to exciting re-interpreatations of classic hits. Regular


    collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin lent their talent, alongside new collaborators such as PJ Harvey "Glorious."


    Harvey takes a turn at revisiting classics such as The Saints 'The Story of Love', Van Morrison's 'The Way Young Lovers Do', Exuma's 'Summertime in New York' and Roy Orbison's 'Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)'.


    FOUR (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love - its loss and re-awakening, its tumultuous struggle and its place in our universe.


    The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts.

    Act 1 - SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK

    1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)

    2. Glorious

    3. Midnight on the Ramparts

    4. Summertime in New York

    5. Where There's Smoke (before)


    Act 2 - THE STORY OF LOVE

    6. God Made the Hammer

    7. I Wish That I Were Stone

    8. The Way Young Lovers Do

    9. A Drop, An Ocean

    10. The Story of Love


    Act 3 - WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME

    11. Where There's Smoke (after)

    12. Wild Hearts

    13. Fairy Dust

    14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)

    Mick Harvey
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    Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc

    Nikki Sudden's collaboration with former Birthday
    Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard peaked with Kiss You
    Kidnapped Charabanc, the duo's 1987 first and only full
    length. Howard's sinister guitar flourishes and malevolent
    lyrical motifs lead Sudden's paisley-clad disposition into
    murkier waters, drudging the same sludge inhabited by
    The Gun Club and Nick Cave's Bad Seeds. Unhinged slide
    guitars, noise and primal drumming draw up demented
    pacts forged in the blood of Southern Gothic swamp
    stomp and Depression-era devotionals-tales of lovers and
    demons split between the vocal transmissions of the two
    minds behind this goth-steeped, blues-punk essential.


    In founding Swell Maps, the post-punk prefacing
    Birmingham art-snots, Nikki Sudden and his drumming
    brother Epic Soundtracks charted new territory for racket
    and corrosive guitar. But after folding Swell Maps at the
    dawn of the '80s, Nikki Sudden plowed through another
    decade's worth of terrifically fertile ground. Drawing on
    his devotion to the Rolling Stones and T. Rex-alongside
    guitarist Dave Kusworth as Jacobites, plus a cheekily named
    cohort of British sidemen-Nikki Sudden cut a string of
    raw, inspired rock 'n' roll records, etched with double-edged travel melancholia and hard-bitten punk dejection.

    1. Rebel Grave
    2. Sob Story
    3. Snowplough
    4. A Quick Thing
    5. Feather Beds
    6. Crossroads
    7. Don't Explain
    8. Better Blood
    9. Debutante Blues
    Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard
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    A Decade Of Delain - Live At Paradiso

    Symphonic Metal institution DELAIN are celebrating their tenth anniversary! Their first live album Decade Of Delain - Live at Paradiso is a splendid, three LP-set fueled by some seriously incredible highlights. Naturally, hits like Suckerpunch and We Are The Others find their place in the track listing, as well as the beast of an opener Hands Of Gold, which features Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz in what amounts to an epic duet. Flawless chants and solo guitars lift this live record to a monumental state. Charlotte Wessels and her operatic singing and the Pink Floyd-vibe of the guitars will elicit a visceral reaction, leaving you covered in goosebumps. Additionally, Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell features on Where Is The Blood in another standout track. DELAIN also invited an unforgettable guest to their birthday party - you'll find the sound of the bassists Rob van der Loo of EPICA and Marco Hietala of NIGHTWISH as well as Liv Kristine - formerly of LEAVE'S EYES - on the second half of this double album. It's truly a special moment, celebrated with their musical friends and their fans.
    LP 1
    1. The Monarch Intro
    2. Hands Of Gold (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
    3. Suckerpunch
    4. The Glory And The Scum
    5. Get The Devil Out Of Me
    6. Army Of Dolls
    7. The Hurricane
    8. April Rain
    9. Where Is The Blood (feat. Burton C. Bell)


    LP 2
    1. Here Come The Vultures
    2. Fire With Fire
    3. The Tragedy Of The Commons (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
    4. Danse Macabre
    5. Sleepwalkers Dream (feat. Rob van der Loo, Sander Zoer, Guus Eikens)
    6. Your Body Is A Battleground (feat. Marco Hietala)
    7. Stay Forever
    8. See Me In Shadow (feat. Liv Kristine, Elianne Anemaat)


    LP 3
    1. The Gathering
    2. Pristine (feat. George Oosthoek)
    3. Mother Machine
    4. Sing To Me (feat. Marco Hietala)
    5. Don't Let Go
    6. We Are The Others

    Delain
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    Delirium Tremens

    Delirium Tremens Is The Third Collection Of
    Serge Gainsbourg Reinterpretations By Mick
    Harvey


    It was a mixtape made by a Frenchman and handed to Mick
    Harvey (Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, Crime & The City
    Solution) in reunified Berlin that first alerted him to the oeuvre
    of Serge Gainsbourg.


    Like the rest of us, he'd heard 'Je T'aime (Moi Non Plus)',
    but the variety and depth of Gainsbourg's genius took him
    aback - so much so that he set about fastidiously translating
    the lyrics into English and disseminating the chansons to the
    anglophone world with a missionary zeal. The scope of the
    project he undertook was breathtaking.


    Mick Harvey explains, "Translating a great writer is like
    walking through a minefield and I set myself the difficult
    task of attempting to keep the places of rhyming, metre and
    meaning accurate to the originals. One or more of these
    elements is usually dispensed with in the translating of poetry
    and lyrics, but I did not want to iron out any of Gainbourg's
    more aberrant angles or lose any of his especially perverse
    and peculair touches."

    1. The Man With The Cabbage Head (L'homme à Tête De Chou)
    2. Deadly Tedium (Ce Mortel Ennui)
    3. Coffee Colour (Couleur Cafe)
    4. The Convict's Song (Chanson de Forçat)
    5. SS C'est Bon (Est-ce Est-ce Si Bon)
    6. I Envisage (J'envisage)
    7. A Day Like Any Other (Un Jour Comme Un Autre)
    8. A Violent Poison That's What Love Is (Un Poison Violent C'est Ça
    L'amour)
    9. More and More, Less and Less (De Plus en Plus De Moins en
    Moins)
    10. Don't Say a Thing (Ne Dis Rien)
    11. Boomerang
    12. The Decadance (La Decadanse)
    Mick Harvey
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    Pop Crimes

    Rowland S. Howard started playing in teenage bands in late
    70s Melbourne. Whilst still a callow youth he wrote "Shivers," an
    undisputed classic, (quietly ignoring the fact that Rowland perhaps
    doesn't see it that way and approaches the song as if it was written
    by someone else). The song was recorded by his band The Boys Next
    Door who mutated into the Birthday Party and then relocated to
    Europe to wage a guerrilla campaign against the trivialities of the
    80s, until they turned their fire upon themselves and disintegrated
    mid-decade.


    Whilst his former associates have moved on to weekend colour
    supplement acceptability, Rowland has commonly been perceived
    as the banished wastrel prince... exiled to a squalid garret on the
    colder edges of the kingdom, accompanied only by his dreams and
    inclinations. His demeanour (pale, gaunt, stick thin, sickly, dark
    humoured, fatalistic) has perhaps inadvertently added far too much
    credence to this interpretation of events. The shadow of this myth
    has seemingly obscured the sheer volume of his creativity and the
    singularity of his musical vision.


    Always respected by his peers, a scan through Rowland's
    catalogue of work sees him allied with the likes of Lydia Lunch,
    Thurston Moore, Wim Wenders, Barry Adamson, The Gun Club, Nikki
    Sudden, the Beasts Of Bourbon, the Hungry Ghosts and HTRK.
    Rowland's own ensemble These Immortal Souls gun their engines
    in the ill-lit background and the legacy of his work with The Birthday
    Party scores the skin of successive generations of musicians and
    fans.


    But it's a history Rowland would gleefully put a match to. With or
    without it Rowland S. Howard would make tense, beautiful music,
    would deliver us his personal vision of the world, would create Pop
    Crimes.


    Long-time faithful friends Mick Harvey (who played with Rowland
    for over 30 years), JP Shilo (Hungry Ghosts) and producer Lindsay
    Gravina make for a formidable backline. Out front the guitar playing
    couldn't be any one else but Rowland S Howard and his weary,
    almost journalistic vocal delivery dispassionately sits amidst the
    sweaty panic of the music, adding to the ill ease.


    The band lurch in to Pop Crimes as if dragging a rain soaked body
    across a muddy field. The ghosts of Lee Hazlewood, Snatch, Sergio
    Leone, The Shangri-Las and nameless guys from a never known chain
    gang watch on. Within the first few breaths Rowland references
    Stalin, Calvary and genocide, whilst razoring guitar lines the current
    crop of post-punk revisionists could only fantasize about.


    "Shut Me Down" is Rowland at his most romantic, though
    inevitably it's shot through with loss and longing. If only Dusty
    Springfield were alive to revel in its drama. Talk Talk's 'Life's What
    You Make It' is re-imagined as if it had risen from the grind of a
    Detroit auto plant's assembly line. '(I Know) A Girl Called Johnny'
    sees Jonnine D from HTRK sidle up to the microphone for a duet
    that will melt even the coldest of hearts. It's a glorious missing link
    between the New York girl group sound and the street smarts of
    Suicide. Townes Van Zandt's "Nothin" is given a chilling tenement
    building transformation. "Wayward Man" has the band wailing like
    alarm sirens before Rowland emerges at his most contemplative
    with the gorgeous, fragile build of "Ave Maria." Final track "The
    Golden Age Of Bloodshed" takes the album out on a swaggering,
    swashbuckling epic, with salvation slipping through the narrator's
    fingers.

    1. (I Know) A Girl Called Jonny
    2. Shut Me Down
    3. Life's What You Make It
    4. Pop Crimes
    5. Nothin '
    6. Wayward Man
    7. Ave Maria
    8. The Golden Age Of Bloodshed
    Rowland S. Howard
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    Murder Ballads

    Nick Cave's been writing songs about killing and other evil things since he first surfaced in 1980 as the Birthday Party's pale, skinny, goth-punk Jim Morrison. But the murder ballads that provide this set's title are different, tantalizingly deliberate. Sure, there's plenty of trademark Cave here, but Murder Ballads is a fascinating concept album that uses the narrative ballad form of the English folk tradition to tell of murder: random deaths, passion crimes, and killing sprees, all in one package. Cave clearly thrives in this genre, and he produces some of his sharpest and most facile writing to date. Song of Joy, a genuinely scary campfire mystery of a murdered family and an unnamed killer, chillingly weaves clues into the lyrics, while Where the Wild Roses Grow is a narrative duet in which killer (Cave) and victim (pop star Kylie Minogue) reveal parallel tales. Cave even shows his knack for adaptation on Bob Dylan's Death Is Not the End: he recontextualizes a song of heavenly comfort into a sort of zombie We Are the World (featuring Minogue, PJ Harvey, Shane MacGowan, and others) in which death is not the end of pain and suffering. Above all, Murder Ballads should be heard as a work of pulp fiction--as sensationally funny as it is harrowing. The already violent traditional song Stagger Lee becomes gangsta folk, so ridiculously packed with obscenity and brutality it would make the Geto Boys cringe. And Cave's (unintentional?) point to would-be censors--that bad-ass songs existed long before rappers polluted the airways--should not be missed. --Roni Sarig
    1. Song Of Joy
    2. Stagger Lee
    3. Henry Lee
    4. Lovely Creature
    5. Where The Wild Roses Grow
    6. The Curse Of Millhaven
    7. The Kindness Of Strangers
    8. Crow Jane
    9. O'Malley's Bar
    10. Death Is Not The End
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
    $24.99
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    Lovely Creatures - The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014)

    Formed following the breakup of The Birthday Party in 1982, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released sixteen studio albums, starting with From Her To Eternity in 1984. Their most recent album Skeleton Tree was released in September 2016. The band was started by frontman Nick Cave with multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld.


    The current line-up of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Jim Sclavunos, Thomas Wydler Conway Savage and George Vjestica. One of the most critically acclaimed acts working today, the band are known for their pioneering, bold and vital output. They have sold over 1 million albums in the UK to date, with 3 Silver and 5 Gold Albums. Globally Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' albums have charted 72 times in the Top 40, including 28 times in the Top 5, reaching No. 1 six times. The band's influence has been profound and far-reaching with major artists, as diverse as Johnny Cash, Metallica, and The Arctic Monkeys, covering their work.


    Lovely Creatures is the first Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds best of album in 18 years. This collection will see one of the world's most respected & remarkable recording & live bands showcase their 30 year long career to date. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have been hands on all aspects of the release.


    The LP version consists of three black heavyweight vinyl in triple gatefold sleeve printed 4 colour on 350gsm board with matt machine varnish and 3 x inner sleeves, printed 4/0 on 180gsm board with matt machine varnish.

    LP 1
    1. Loverman
    2. Tupelo
    3. Deanna
    4. From Her To Eternity
    5. The Weeping Song
    6. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
    7. People Ain't No Good


    LP 2
    1. Higgs Boson Blues
    2. Straight To You
    3. Where The Wild Rose Grow
    4. Into My Arms
    5. Love Letter
    6. Red Right Hand
    7. The Mercy Seat


    LP 3
    1. O Children
    2. The Ship Song
    3. Stranger Than Kindness
    4. Jubilee Street
    5. Nature Boy
    6. We No Who U R
    7. Stagger Lee

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
    $39.99
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    Freak Show

    Green Vinyl - Limited to 1500


    Remastered For Vinyl From 24bit Analogue And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray


    Freak Show is the second studio album from Australian rock band Silverchair. Freak Show was released on 3 February 1997. The album also gives listeners a glimpse into the band's experimental side, as can be heard in Petrol & Chlorine and Cemetery. Early vinyl pressings also included a precursor to Anthem for the Year 2000 entitled The Millennium Bug.


    Silverchair began recording their second studio album, Freak Show, in May 1996 while experiencing the success of their debut album, Frogstomp, in Australia and the US. It was produced by Nick Launay (Birthday Party, Models, Midnight Oil) and was released in February 1997. The album reached number-one in Australia and yielded three Top 10 singles - Freak, Abuse Me, and Cemetery. Its fourth single, The Door, reached No. 25. The songs focused on the anger and backlash that the expectations of Frogstomp brought upon the band. Freak Show was certified gold in the US, 4× platinum in Australia and global sales eventually exceeded 1.5 million copies.

    LP1
    1. Slave
    2. Freak
    3. Abuse Me
    4. Lie To Me
    5. No Association
    6. Cemetery
    7. The Door


    LP2
    1. Pop Song For Us Rejects
    2. Learn To Hate
    3. Petrol & Chlorine
    4. Roses
    5. Nobody Came
    6. The Closing

    Silverchair
    $34.99
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    Say Yes To Love


    These punk kids from the mean streets of Syracuse, New York, deliver high-energy
    slabs of mayhem-friendly post punk noise, a wall of guitar and Casio. Meredith
    Graves knows how to run her mosh pit like a dictator runs a birthday party." - Rolling
    Stone


    "In just four short songs, Perfect Pussy has spoken more truths than many artists with
    20-year-spanning discographies, and with news of a debut full-length in the works,
    now is probably a good time to start bracing yourselves. It might get a little uncomfortable, but trust me, the shake-up is worth it." - Complex


    "One of the boldest new rock bands." - Pitchfork


    Since releasing their 4 song demo cassette I Have Lost All Desire for Feeling
    in late 2013, Perfect Pussy have taken the music world by storm. Their harsh
    yet refreshing lyrics paired with the assaulting vocals of singer Meredith
    Graves drew in audiences from all crowds. While often muffled by the wall
    of sound built buy the guitar, bass, drums and synth, it is the brutal truths of
    Graves' lyrics and the power of her live delivery that has had everyone
    from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork to The New York Times praising the power of
    this rising band.


    With Say Yes to Love Perfect Pussy have begun to hone their sound while
    retaining the rough around the edges noise that first drew listeners in. The first
    track, "Driver", grabs the listener and drags them into the chaotic world of
    this brief but powerful album. The songs kick and punch but it is the dense,
    honest lyrics that will make the listener feel the most. Filled with conflict and
    confidence and despair and desire, these are songs that stay with the
    listener long after the album has ended.

    1. Driver
    2. Bells
    3. Big Stars
    4. Work
    5 Interference Fits
    6. Dig
    7. Advance Upon the Real
    8. VII
    Perfect Pussy
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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