An anthology celebrating the life of one of Australia’s most iconic and respected songwriters: Rowland S. Howard.
Compiled in conjunction with and with the full support of Genevieve McGuckin. Harry Howard and Mick Harvey among others. Rowland S. Howard's 'Six Strings That Drew Blood' finally accords this remarkable individual the respect he deserves. The 32 tracks cover Rowland's career: beginning with a blistering version of 'Shivers' from 1999. The anthology progresses chronologically with tracks from The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime and The City Solution, These Immortal Souls and a selection of tracks from both Teenage Snuff Film and Pop Crimes. There are also a number of collaborations featuring Nikki Sudden, Lydia Lunch and Magic Dirt. Audio for the entire collection has been overseen by long-time producer Lindsay Gravina. Double CD with 40 page booklet containing numerous photos and excerpts from his journals. offering a rare insight into the man. Revered and iconic Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter Rowland S. Howard is best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party, as well as The Young Charlatans, The Boys Next Door, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls and finally his subsequent solo career (which spawned two studio albums).