Hits

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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
As an album title, Hits is an intentionally ironic misnomer for one of Australia's most influential rock bands of the late '70s and early '80s. Having "hits" was the furthest thing from the Birthday Party's collective mind over the course of five tumultuous years that followed the group's move to England from Down Under; the members reviled anything that hinted at mainstream acceptance. Ten years on, the intensity of this music is still frightening. It's a dense, mutant hybrid that evolved from punk, progressive rock, funk, and improvisational jazz, without directly owning up to any of these base materials. Vocalist Nick Cave who has gone on to an equally creative solo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
As an album title, Hits is an intentionally ironic misnomer for one of Australia's most influential rock bands of the late '70s and early '80s. Having "hits" was the furthest thing from the Birthday Party's collective mind over the course of five tumultuous years that followed the group's move to England from Down Under; the members reviled anything that hinted at mainstream acceptance. Ten years on, the intensity of this music is still frightening. It's a dense, mutant hybrid that evolved from punk, progressive rock, funk, and improvisational jazz, without directly owning up to any of these base materials. Vocalist Nick Cave who has gone on to an equally creative solo career didn't just sing about society's dark, depraved underbelly, he lived the experience right there on disc and on stage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/1998
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637201628
  • Catalog Number: 72016
  • Sales rank: 69,901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Friend Catcher (4:20)
  2. 2 Happy Birthday (3:59)
  3. 3 Mr. Clarinet (3:42)
  4. 4 Nick the Stripper (3:50)
  5. 5 Zoo Music Girl (2:36)
  6. 6 King Ink (4:39)
  7. 7 Release the Bats (2:30)
  8. 8 Blast Off! (2:17)
  9. 9 She's Hit (6:05)
  10. 10 Gold Blade (3:35)
  11. 11 Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) (5:33)
  12. 12 Dead Joe (3:08)
  13. 13 Junkyard (5:48)
  14. 14 Big Jesus Trash Can (3:00)
  15. 15 Wildworld (3:24)
  16. 16 Sonny's Burning (3:17)
  17. 17 Deep in the Woods (4:46)
  18. 18 Swampland (3:28)
  19. 19 Jennifer's Veil (4:55)
  20. 20 Mutiny in Heaven (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Birthday Party Primary Artist
Nick Cave Vocals
Mick Harvey Guitar, Drums
Michael Hunter Brass
Tracy Pew Bass
Philip Jackson Brass
Phill Calvert Drums
Rowland S. Howard Guitar
Technical Credits
The Birthday Party Producer
Tony Cohen Producer, Engineer
Nick Launey Producer
Ian Johnson Liner Notes
Rowland S. Howard Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE birthday party project

    this is the album that defines all of the other work. without this, your nick cave, bad seeds, einsturzende neubauten, blixa bargeld and birthday party collection is NOT complete.

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