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Birthday Party

The Birthday Party were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983. Originally known as Boys Next Door, they changed their name and gained recognition for their unique sound and intense live performances.

Formed in Melbourne, the band consisted of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard, Tracy Pew, and Phill Calvert. Their music blended elements of punk rock with dark lyrics and experimental sounds.

The Birthday Party's discography includes influential albums such as "Prayers on Fire" and "Junkyard." Their raw energy and chaotic stage presence left a lasting impact on the post-punk genre.


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