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1 Jan. 1999 | Format: MP3

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4:20
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2
3:59
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3
3:42
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3:50
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2:36
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4:39
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2:30
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2:17
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6:05
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3:35
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5:33
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3:08
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5:48
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3:00
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3:24
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3:17
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4:46
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3:28
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4:55
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20
4:17
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1999
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1999
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 1992 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:19:09
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001MTRPTM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,767 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 9 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD. I'd never really heard the birthday party before but was really into Nick Cave and the bad seeds. After listening to this CD I am now a massive birthday party fan. This is just as good as the best Bad seeds stuff and in a very different way. The hole thing is just relentless amazingness!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sdj01@hotmail.com on 6 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Charting the band's evolution from the depraved nursery rhymes of Mr Clarinet and Happy Birthday to the harsh swamp-blues of their later work, this album is absolutely essential. Cave's violent lyrics draw from the bible and the deep south, pursuing themes that have run throughout his subsequent career with the Bad Seeds. Mick Harvey's drumming flies off at tangents, leaving Tracy Pew's lurching bass to keep the rhythm pounding on. Rowland S Howard's scratchy guitar scrawls add another layer of chaos to the mix. This is the sound of a band whose sheer attitude and inventiveness have yet to be equalled.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Redmotion on 14 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the best (best of) compilation ever. Pounding, pulsing
psycho basslines, clanging, wretched guitars, anguished screams... Funeral-like, murderous drums...It's utter audio nihilism, anger-concentrate and the lyrics.....incredible,
tragedies, chased by a witchhunt across swampland, the fall of heaven into decay and death,. And Howard S. Rowland is one brilliantly creative and distinctive guitarist. Most people nowadays play their instruments like they were taught...listen to this for some lessons on how to make TRUELY timeless music. Noone else sounds like this...Made between 1980-83. They walk
all over the sex pistols...and grind them into the dirt for good measure...Tracks 3,4,10,14,16,17-20 are unrivalled...
"they hunt me like a dog, down in swampland...
come my executioner...come my bountyhunter
I cannot run no more...Nooooo!!!
When your caught you swing and burn...down in SwaaaaampLand!!
The trees are building fog...Like so many jilted brides...
The smell of gasoline...Now I'm burning like a saint....
down in SwaaaaampLand!!"
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