Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Boys Next Door - The Birthday Party

Missing Link [1980]

The spicy little follow up to Door, Door from Melbourne's finest young noise-makers. This is (un-ironically) the groups first real romp into what would become the sex-rock jangle-giant known as "The Birthday Party". It is a delightful segue between the band's very listenable and dance-y freshman release, and the delightfully ugly blues of The Birthday Party. I love this. I want to be this, and if the desperate howls of a barely twenty Nick Cave don't beckon you to overwhelming admiration as well then you are dead to me... Ya, I bet your devastated now...