From The Archives

The Boys Next Door
-Discography-

(Melbourne July 1977 - February 1980)

Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. 
Official and unauthorized recordings of the Australian band The Boys Next Door.
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - SINGLE (Mar-78)

These Boots Are Made For Walking -front THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING (7")

Tracklist: These Boots Are Made For Walking (Lee Hazelwood)/ Boy Hero.

Recording info: Recorded @ Media Sound Studios, Melbourne-South Yarra during December 1977. Produced by Greg Macainsh [The Skyhooks bassplayer and songwriter].

Note: Issued in a generic RCA paper sleeve. Both tracks later released on the V/A "Lethal Weapons" album.

  • Suicide records -103140 (AU,Mar-78) 1000-1500 copies.
These Boots Are Made For Walking -back

SHIVERS - SINGLE (Apr-79)

Shivers promo -front SHIVERS (7")

Tracklist: Shivers/ Dive Position.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979. Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: "Shivers" was written by Rowland S.Howard (on 20-Jan-77, when he was in The Obsessions). Both tracks later released on side 2 of the "Door Door" album.

  • Mushroom records - K-7492 (AU,Apr-79) Festival records promo sleeve.
Shivers promo -back

Shivers -front SHIVERS (7")

Tracklist: Shivers/ Dive Position.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979. Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: "Shivers" was written by Rowland S.Howard (on 20-Jan-77, when he was in The Obsessions). Both tracks later released on side 2 of the "Door Door" album.

  • Mushroom records - K-7492 (AU,Apr-79) Festival records sleeve.

Shivers -front SHIVERS (7")

Tracklist: Shivers/ Dive Position.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979. Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: "Shivers" was written by Rowland S.Howard (on 20-Jan-77, when he was in The Obsessions). Both tracks later released on side 2 of the "Door Door" album.

  • Mushroom records -K-7492 (AU,1979) Generic paper Mushroom records sleeve. Different label.
Shivers -back

DOOR, DOOR - ALBUM (Jun-79)

Door, Door -front DOOR, DOOR (LP)

Tracklist: The Nightwatchman/ Brave Exhibitions/ Friends Of My World/ The Voice/ Roman Roman/ Somebody's Watching// After A Fashion/ Dive Position/ I Mistake Myself/ Shivers.

Recording info: Side one recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda during June 1978. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982); side 2 recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979 Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: Side one recorded before Rowland S.Howard joined, side two after. Three of the 4 tracks on side two are Rowland's. The front cover of the album is taken from poster for a Melbourne performance of the 1933 Swedish theatre play, "The Hangman", by Pär Lagerkvist.

  • Mushroom records MRL 36931 (AU,Jun-79) Test pressing
  • Mushroom records L 36931 (AU,Jun-79) First edition
  • Mushroom records L 36931 (AU,1980) Second edition
  • Mushroom records L 19227 (AU,1989) Mid-price release
  • Mushroom records L 36931 (AU,2011) Pirate release (?).
    Red, blue or orange vinyl.
Door, Door -back

Door, Door -front DOOR, DOOR (CS)

Tracklist: The Nightwatchman/ Brave Exhibitions/ Friends Of My World/ The Voice/ Roman Roman/ Somebody's Watching// After A Fashion/ Dive Position/ I Mistake Myself/ Shivers.

Recording info: Side one recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda during June 1978. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982); side 2 recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979 Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: Side one recorded before Rowland S.Howard joined, side two after. Three of the 4 tracks on side two are Rowland's. The front cover of the album is taken from poster for a Melbourne performance of the 1933 Swedish theatre play, "The Hangman", by Pär Lagerkvist.

  • Mushroom records -C 36931 (AU,Jun-79)
  • Mushroom records -C 19227 (AU,1989) Mid-price release
Door, Door -back

Door, Door Mushroom CD-front DOOR, DOOR (CD)

Tracklist: The Nightwatchman/ Brave Exhibitions/ Friends Of My World/ The Voice/ Roman Roman/ Somebody's Watching// After A Fashion/ Dive Position/ I Mistake Myself/ Shivers.

Recording info: Side one recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda during June 1978. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982); side 2 recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979 Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: Side one recorded before Rowland S.Howard joined, side two after. Three of the 4 tracks on side two are Rowland's. The front cover of the album is taken from poster for a Melbourne performance of the 1933 Swedish theatre play, "The Hangman", by Pär Lagerkvist. Not remastered.

  • Mushroom records -D 19227 (AU,1989)
  • Mushroom records -MUSH32033.2 (AU,1993) Mid-price release.
Door, Door Mushroom CD-back

Door, Door Mute CD-front DOOR, DOOR (CD)

Tracklist: The Nightwatchman/ Brave Exhibitions/ Friends Of My World/ The Voice/ Roman Roman/ Somebody's Watching// After A Fashion/ Dive Position/ I Mistake Myself/ Shivers.

Recording info: Side one recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda during June 1978. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982); side 2 recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during January 1979 Engineered by Tony Cohen (the first time he's working with Nick Cave). Produced by the Boys Next Door.

Note: Side one recorded before Rowland S.Howard joined, side two after. Three of the 4 tracks on side two are Rowland's. The front cover of the album is taken from poster for a Melbourne performance of the 1933 Swedish theatre play, "The Hangman", by Pär Lagerkvist. Not remastered.

  • Mute records/Grey Area -DOORCD1 (UK,01-Mar-93)
  • Mute/Alfa records -ALCB-781 (JP,21-May-93)
  • Mute records/Grey Area -DOORCD1 (UK,14-Oct-08)
Door, Door Mute CD-back

SCATTERBRAIN - SINGLE (20-Oct-79)

Scatterbrain -front SCATTERBRAIN (7")

Tracklist: Boys Next Door: Scatterbrain/ The Models: Early Morning Brain.

Recording info: Recorded @ Phillip Calvert's bedroom, Melbourne during September 1979. Engineered on 4-track by the group's live sound mixer Steven -Groper- Colgan. Mixed by Peter Inglis [former Skyhooks guitarst] at Pitt Street studios, Melbourne-Carlton at the end of Peter Lillie's "Samurai Star" single recording session in October 1979.

Note: Split single given away at the Boys Next Door's and The Models' joint Crystal Ballroom gig on 20-Oct-79. Later released on the "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" CD album.

  • Crystal Ballroom records - CBR-11/12 (AU,20-Oct-79) 500 copies.
Scatterbrain -back

HEE HAW - EP (08-Dec-79)

Hee Haw -front HEE HAW (12")

Tracklist: A Catholic Skin/ The Red Clock/ Faint Heart// Death By Drowning/ The Hair Shirt.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during July/August 1979. Engineered by Tony Cohen. Produced by Keith Glass with The Boys Next Door.

Note: Comes with printed insert sheet. Artwork on cover sleeve by Marcus Bergner, a Melbourne based visual artist, experimental filmmaker and writer. He was member of Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, a band belonging to Melbourne's "Little Bands" scene in the late 70s. The EP was later released as part of the "Hee Haw" CD compilation album. This mix of "The Hair Shirt" is unavailable anywhere else.

  • Missing Link records MLEP-3 (AU,08-Dec-79)
Hee Haw -back

Hee Haw -front HEE HAW (12")

Tracklist: A Catholic Skin/ The Red Clock/ Faint Heart// Death By Drowning/ The Hair Shirt.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during July/August 1979. Engineered by Tony Cohen. Produced by Keith Glass with The Boys Next Door.

Note: Re-release after the Birthday Party had split, with "The Birthday Party" sticker on sleeve. Without the insert. The EP was later released as part of the "Hee Haw" CD compilation album. This mix of "The Hair Shirt" is unavailable anywhere else.

  • Missing Link records/CBS ING 008 (AU,Apr-83)
Hee Haw -back

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - SINGLE (16-Feb-80)

Happy Birthday -front HAPPY BIRTHDAY (7")

Tracklist: Happy Birthday/ Riddle House.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders studios, Melbourne-Richmond during February 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen. Produced by Keith Glass with Tony Cohen and The Boys Next Door.

Note: Single given away at their farewell concert (before going overseas to London) at the Crystal Ballroom on 16-Feb-80. Later released on the "First Album" LP compilation and the "Hee Haw" CD compilation.

  • Missing Link records - MLS 16 (AU,16-Feb-80) 500 copies.
Happy Birthday -back
Happy Birthday fake -front
  • Label? (AU,xxxx) Pirate release.

MR. CLARINET - SINGLE (Jun-80)

Mr.Clarinet 7inch M.Link-front MR. CLARINET (7")

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. "Mr. Clarinet" during January 1980 and "Happy Birthday" during February 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Although attributed to 'The Birthday Party', these are in fact still Boys Next Door songs, recorded before the band went overseas to London (UK) and changed name to The Birthday Party. The B-side was released before as a Boys Next Door gig freebie "Happy Birthday/Riddle House" 7" Missing Link records -MLS 16 (AU,16-Feb-80)

  • Missing Link records -MSL 18 (UK,Jun-80)
    Soft mat paper sleeve.
Mr.Clarinet 7inch M.Link-back
Clarinet 7inch M.Link-label
  • 4AD records -AD 114 (UK,Oct-81)
    Sturdy shiny paper sleeve. Re-release.
Clarinet 7inch 4AD-label

THE FRIEND CATCHER - SINGLE (11-Oct-80)

The Friend Catcher 7inch-front THE FRIEND CATCHER (7")

Tracklist: The Friend Catcher// Waving My Arms/ Catman.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne during January 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Although attributed to 'The Birthday Party', these are in fact still Boys Next Door songs, recorded before the band went overseas to London (UK) and changed name to The Birthday Party.

  • 4AD records - AD 12 (UK,11-Oct-80)
    Soft mat paper sleeve.
  • 4AD records -AD 12 (UK,11-Oct-80)
    Sturdy shiny paper sleeve.
The Friend Catcher 7inch-back
The Friend Catcher fake
  • Label? (AU,xxxx) Pirate release
    Sold on eBay in 2003 by (I think) Rocking Horse records from Brisbane, who claimed not to have any further info on this release (ho!ho!).

THE FIRST ALBUM - ALBUM (Nov-80)

The First Album-BND/BP-front THE FIRST ALBUM (LP)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Hats On Wrong/ The Hair Shirt (remix)/ Guilt Parade/ Riddle House// The Friend Catcher/ Waving My Arms/ The Red Clock/ Cat Man/ Happy Birthday.

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. "The Hair Shirt" and "The Red Clock" during July/August 1979, "Hats On Wrong" and "Guilt Parade" during September 1979, "The Friend Catcher", "Waving My Arms", "Catman", "Mr. Clarinet" during January 1980, "Happy Birthday" and "Riddle House" during February 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Although attributed to 'The Birthday Party', these are in fact still Boys Next Door songs, recorded before the band went overseas to London (UK) and changed name to The Birthday Party.

Initially compiled for a possible release as an album for Ralph Records (San Francisco). When the deal fell through, Missing Link released it to recuperate some of the costs they made by sending the band overseas. The band wanted to title the record "Drunk On The Popes Blood". Combines the second Boys Next Door freebie single, the first 2 Birthday Party singles, 2 tracks from the "Hee Haw" EP with 2 at the time unreleased tracks ("Hats On Wrong" and "Guilt Parade"). "The Hair Shirt" is remixed version from The Boys Next Door "Hee Haw" EP.

  • Missing Link/7 Records -LINK 7 (AU,Nov-80)
    Credited dually to Boys Next Door/Birthday Party.
The First Album-BND/BP-back
The First Album-BP-front
  • Missing Link/CBS records -LINK 7 (AU,1982)
    Reissue credited with sticker on sleeve to The Birthday Party.
    Different front & back cover as original release.
The First Album-BP-back

Hee Haw CD 4AD-front HEE HAW (CD/LP)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet (**)/ Happy Birthday (**/****)/ Hats On Wrong/ Guilt Parade/ The Friend Catcher (***)/ Waving My Arms (***)/ Catman (***)/ Riddle House (****)/ A Catholic Skin (*)/ The Red Clock(*)/ Faint Heart(*)/ Death By Drowning(*)/ The Hair Shirt (remix)(*).

Recording info: Recorded @ Richmond Recorders in Melbourne. "A Catholic Skin", "The Red Clock", "Faint Heart", "Death By Drowning" and "The Hair Shirt" during July/August 1979, "Hats On Wrong" and "Guilt Parade" during September 1979, "The Friend Catcher", "Waving My Arms", "Catman", "Mr. Clarinet" during January 1980, "Happy Birthday" and "Riddle House" during February 1980. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Note: Although attributed to 'The Birthday Party', these are in fact still Boys Next Door songs, recorded before the band went overseas to London (UK) and changed name to The Birthday Party.

Compilation of the Boys Next Door "Hee Haw" 12" EP (*), The Boys Next Door's "Happy Birthday" freebie 7" single (****), The Birthday Party's "Mr.Clarinet" 7" single (**), "The Friend Catcher" 7" single (***). "The First Album" extended with the 3 remaining tracks from the "Hee Haw" 12" EP. Does not contain the original version of "The Hair Shirt".

  • Virgin Records -VOZ 2037 (AU,1988) LP
    On green vinyl.
  • 4AD records -CAD 307 CD (UK,07-Aug-89) CD
  • Missing Link records -LINK 7 CD (AU,Sep-90) CD
  • Shock Records -CAKE 1 (AU,09-Sep-96) CD
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP18 (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on orange vinyl.
  • Drastic Plastic Records - DPRLP18 (US, 13-Dec-12)
    500 hand-numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl.
Hee Haw CD 4AD-back

HEE HAW (CD)

Tracklist: Mr. Clarinet/ Happy Birthday/ Hats On Wrong/ Guilt Parade/ The Friend Catcher/ Waving My Arms/ Catman/ Riddle House/ A Catholic Skin/ The Red Clock/ Faint Heart/ Death By Drowning/ The Hair Shirt (remix).

Recording info: As above.

Note: As above. Remastered in 1997 by Phillip Klum at Master Cutting Room,NYC. Best sounding CD version of "The First Album" album.

  • 2.13.61 Records -thi21319.2 (US,25-Feb-97)
  • Buddha/BMG -BUDD99692.2 (US,16-May-00)
Hee Haw CD 21361-back

DRUNK ON THE POPE'S BLOOD - ALBUM (1994)

Drunk On The Pope's Blood CD-front DRUNK ON THE POPE'S BLOOD (CD)

Tracklist: (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ King Ink/ Zoo Music Girl/ Loose/ Ho Ho/ The Plague [BND]/ Scatterbrain [BND]/ The Friend Catcher [BND]/ Dead Joe/ After The Fireworks/ After, After The Fireworks.

Recording info: First 4 tracks were recorded live in London @ The Venue on 26-Nov-81. Mixed by Tony Cohen @ AAV Studio II in Melbourne in Jan-82.

Note: The Birthday Party's live "DOTPB" 12" EP with 5 rare bonus tracks and the Tuff Monks 7" single.

"Ho Ho" is an alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from the "Prayers On Fire" sessions;

"The Plague" is Tracy Pew's only composition and a left over from the (Boys Next Door) July/August 1979 "Hee Haw" 12" sessions; "Scatterbrain" is from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7" (recorded September 1979) , "The Friend Catcher" is a demo from the (Boys Next Door) January 1980 sessions;

"Dead Joe" is the 2nd version (same as Masterbag flexi) from the UK "Junkyard" sessions, "After The Fireworks" & "After,After The Fireworks" were recorded in Feb-82 in Melbourne @ the AAV studios (without Tracy Pew & Phill Calvert, with Grant McLennan, Robert Forster & Lindy Morrison) and originally released as Tuff Monks on Au-Go-Go records in 1982. All engineered by Tony Cohen.

  • Missing Link records -LINK 29 CD (AU,1994)
Drunk On The Pope's Blood CD-back





Compilations

V/A: LETHAL WEAPONS - ALBUM (2x-May-78)

Leathal Weapons LP -front V/A: LETHAL WEAPONS (LP)

Tracklist: Teenage Radio Stars: I Wanna Be Ya Baby/ Learned One; Wasted Daze: Roadrunner/ Mona; JAB: Let's Go/ Blonde and Bombed; The Survivors: Baby Come Back /Mr. Record Man // The Boys Next Door: These Boots Were Made for Walking / Masturbation Generation / Boy Hero; The Negatives: Planet On The Prowl; X-Ray-Z: Three Glorious Years / Valium.

Recording info: Boys Next Door recorded @ Media Sound Studios, Melbourne-South Yarra during December 1977. Produced by Greg Macainsh [The Skyhooks bassplayer and songwriter].

  • Suicide/RCA records -VXL1 4072 (AU,2x-May-78) White vinyl.
  • Suicide/RCA records -VXL1 4072 (AU,2x-May-78) Ltd black vinyl.
Leathal Weapons LP -back

Leathal Weapons LP -front V/A: LETHAL WEAPONS (LP/CS)

Tracklist: Teenage Radio Stars: I Wanna Be Ya Baby/ Learned One; Wasted Daze: Roadrunner/ Mona; JAB: Let's Go/ Blonde and Bombed; The Survivors: Baby Come Back /Mr. Record Man // The Boys Next Door: These Boots Were Made for Walking / Masturbation Generation / Boy Hero; The Negatives: Planet On The Prowl; X-Ray-Z: Three Glorious Years / Valium.

Recording info: Boys Next Door recorded @ Media Sound Studios, Melbourne-South Yarra during December 1977. Produced by Greg Macainsh [The Skyhooks bassplayer and songwriter].

  • White Label records -L27112 (AU,1983) LP re-release. Black vinyl.
  • White Label records -C27112 (AU,1983) CS re-release.
Leathal Weapons LP -back

Leathal Weapons CD -front V/A: LETHAL WEAPONS (CD)

Tracklist: Teenage Radio Stars: I Wanna Be Ya Baby/ Learned One; Wasted Daze: Roadrunner/ Mona; JAB: Let's Go/ Blonde and Bombed; The Survivors: Baby Come Back /Mr. Record Man // The Boys Next Door: These Boots Were Made for Walking / Masturbation Generation / Boy Hero; The Negatives: Planet On The Prowl; X-Ray-Z: Three Glorious Years / Valium + bonus: Teenage Radio Stars: Sweet Boredom (audio)/ Wanna Be Ya Baby (video).

Recording info: Boys Next Door recorded @ Media Sound Studios, Melbourne-South Yarra during December 1977. Produced by Greg Macainsh [The Skyhooks bassplayer and songwriter].

Note: Digitally remastered. Comes with 24-page booklet with notes by Ian McFarlane (The Australian Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop).

  • Aztecmusic -AVSCD028 (AU,27-Aug-07) Re-release.
Leathal Weapons CD -back

V/A: FROM THE ARCHIVES - ALBUM (1982)

From The Archives -front V/A: FROM THE ARCHIVES (CS)

Tracklist: The Boys Next Door: Scatterbrain/ The Birthday Party: Ho-Ho (Nick Cave vocal)/ The Birthday Party: Pleasure Heads (live)/ The Go-Betweens: One Word (demo)/ The Go-Betweens: Hope (demo)/ The Go-Betweens: I Need Two Heads (live)/ The Riptides: Power Of Love (demo)/ The Ears: Triple Treat/ The News: Andrea/ International Exiles: Miniskirts In Moscow/ The Boys Next Door: Enemy Of The State (demo)/ Peter Lillie: Endless Twist (instrumental)

Recording info: "Scatterbrain" is from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7" (recorded September 1979), "Enemy Of the State" is a demo (written by Ollie Olsen [The Young Charlatans] from the (Boys Next Door) June 1978 "Door, Door" album sessions; "Ho Ho" is an alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from The Birthday Party's "Prayers On Fire" sessions, "Pleasure Heads" recorded @ the Astor Theatre in Melbourne on 15-Jan-82; International Exiles is Rob Wellington's [former The Obessions] band.

Note: "Scatterbrain" and "Ho Ho" also available on the "Best and Rarest" compilation LP (Missing Link 1985) and "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" compilation CD (Missing Link records -LINK 29 CD (AU,1994). "Pleasure Heads" available on the "it's Still Living" LP/CD (Missing Link).
"Enemy Of The State" unavailable anywhere else.

  • Missing Link records -none (AU,1982)
From The Archives -back
A COLLECTION - ALBUM (1985)

Collection LP-front A COLLECTION..."BEST AND RAREST" (LP)

Tracklist: The Birthday Party: Blast Off/ The Hair Shirt/ King Ink/ Junkyard/ Big Jesus Trash Can/ Release The Bats// Blundertown/ Kathy's Kisses/ Ho Ho/ Boys Next Door: The Friend Catcher/ Scatterbrain/ The Plague.

Recording info: Collection for the US market. First 8 tracks taken from previous releases (the 'best'), the other 4 are 'the rarest'. "Ho Ho" is an alternate take with Nick Cave on vocals from the "Prayers On Fire" sessions;

"The Plague" is Tracy Pew's only composition and a left over from the (Boys Next Door) July/August 1979 "Hee Haw" 12" sessions; "Scatterbrain" is from a (Boys Next Door) gig give-away 7" (recorded September 1979) , "The Friend Catcher" is a demo from the (Boys Next Door) January 1980 sessions.

Note: The 4 'rare' tracks are also available on the "Drunk On The Pope's Blood" CD (Missing Link records -LINK 29 CD (AU,1994).

  • Missing Link records -LINK 22(AU,1985)
  • Missing Link records/Suite Beat -LINK 22(US,1985)
Collection LP-back

V/A: ALTERNATIVE ANIMALS- ALBUM (20-Jun-05)

Alternative Animals CD -front V/A: ALTERNATIVE ANIMALS (CD)

Tracklist: CD-ROM: The Chosen Few -The Jokes On Us/ Boys Next Door -Secret Life/ Boys Next Door -Success Story/ Boys Next Door -Nick Cave and Rowland Howard interviewed by Mick McBride/ The Saints -Demolition Girl/ The Manikins -Turn To Crime/ Filth -Live @ Manressa Hall 1977/ Whirlywirl -first rehearsal/ interviews with Rob Younger (Radio Birdman), Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Chris Bailey (Saints), Ed Kuepper (Saints), James Baker (Victims, Scientists), Kim Salmon (Scientists), Peter Tillman (Filth, Lipstick Killers), Ed Wreckage (Leftovers), Neil Fernandes (Manikins), Rod Radalj (Scientists), Mark Razar (Razar), Mick Harvey (Boys Next Door), Ollie Olsen (Whirlywirld), Ron Peno (Hellcats), Peter Oxley (Shy Imposters), Julie Mostyn (Shy Imposters), Bill Posters (Rocks) //

CD: 1.The Saints -Demolition Girl (live)/ 2.The Saints -Erotic Neurotic (live)/ 3.Radio Birdman -Breaks My Heart (live)/ 4.Babeez -Hate/ 5.The Leftovers -Cigarettes And Alcohol/ 6.Boys Next Door -Sex Crimes/ 7.Psychosurgeons -Horizontal Action/ 8.Rocks -Your So Boring/ 9.Rock -Kick Her Out/ 10.The Manikins -Premonition/ 11.Lipstick Killers -Sockman/ 12.The Chosen Few -No Fun On The Beaches (live)/ 13.Whirlywirld -Steel Plaits (live)/ 14.The Orphans -Heard It On The Radio (live)/ 14.X -Home Is Where The Floor Is

Recording info: CD-ROM: Boys Next Door filmed on video by Linda Baron @ Preston Institute of Technology, Melbourne on 28-Apr-78. CD: Boys Next Door recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda in June 1978 during the "Door, Door" (then still titled "Brave Exhibitions") album recording sessions. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982).

Note: CD-ROM has video interviews, live band footage, artwork, posters, photographs and fanzine material. Release produced by Scott Anderson. "Sex Crimes" is the same track as on the "Inner City Sound" 2CD.

  • Shock Records -AA001 (AU,20-Jun-05).
Alternative Animals CD -back

V/A: INNER CITY SOUND - Album (10-Oct-05)

Inner City Sound CD-front V/A: INNER CITY SOUND (2CD)

Tracklist: Disc 1: 01.Tch-tch-tch - Pop Art/ 02.Sacred Cowboys - Hell Sucks/ 03.Wet Taxis - Címon/ 04.Seems Twice - Look at It/ 05.Saints - Wild About You/ 06.Leftovers - I Only Panic When Thereís Nothing to Do/ 07. Last Words - Animal World/ 08.Razar - Task Force/ 09.Thought Criminals - More Suicides Please/ 10.XL Capris - My City of Sydney/ 11.Manikins - I Never Thought I'd Find/ 12.Boys Next Door - Sex Crimes/ 13.Seems Twice - Column One/ 14.Young Charlatans - Shivers (take #1)/ 15.Young Modern - She's Got the Money/ 16.Triffids - Family Name/ 17.Sekret Sekret - Girl with a White Stick/ 18.Surfside 6 - Cool in the Tube/ 19.Voigt/465 - State/ 20.Tactics - Long Story/ 21.Whirlywirld - Red River/ 22.Primitive Calculators - Do That Dance/ 23.Systematics - Mmmm/ 24.Super-K - Recurring Nightmare/ 25.New Christs - No Way on Earth/ 26.*** *** - Study for Falling Apart/ 27.Black Assassins - Death Take Me Now/ 28.Lonely Hearts -Last Kiss//
Disc 2: 01.Equal Local - 12 Ways to Go/ 02.Laughing Clowns - Ghost Beat/ 03.Poles - Over & Beyond & Through/ 04.Scientists - Happy Hour/ 05.Birthday Party - Release the Bats/ 06.Go-Betweens - Darlinghurst Nights/ 07.Sunday Painters - Something to Do/ 08.Essendon Airport - Talking to Cleopatra/ 09.Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened/ 10. Machinations - Average Inadequacy/ 11. Sardine - Stuck On You/ 12.X - TV Glue/ 13.Hunters & Collectors - The Slab/ 14.End - My Confession/ 15.Plug Uglies - All Done In/ 16.Apartments - All You Wanted/ 17.Saints - Ghost Ships/ 18.Lighthouse Keepers - Springtime/ 19.David Chesworth - Making Waves.

Recording info: Boys Next Door recorded @ Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne-St.Kilda in June 1978 during the "Door, Door" (then still titled "Brave Exhibitions") album recording sessions. Produced by Les Karski (aka Leszek J. Karski) (who later worked with Midnight Oil, in 1979 and The Triffids, in 1982).

Note: Compiled by Clinton Walker as a companian piece to the re-print of his "Inner City Sound" book. "Sex Crimes" is the same track as on the "Alternative Animals" CD/CD-ROM.

  • Laughing Outlaw -LORICS-001 (AU,10-Oct-05) Regular version.
  • Laughing Outlaw -LORICS-001 (AU,10-Oct-05) Enhanced version.
Inner City Sound CD-back





Unofficial Releases

LIVE - ALBUM (Aug-83)

Live cassette -front LIVE (CS)

Tracklist: Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]/ Funny Isn't It/ I'm Eighteen [Alice Cooper]/ Gloria [Them]/ Masturbation Generation/ Who Needs You?/ I Put A Spell On You [Screaming Jay Hawkins]/ Commando [Ramones]/ My Generation [The Who]/ Big Future/ These Boots Are Made For Walking [Nancy Sinatra]/ World Panic/ Louie Louie [The Kingsmen].

Recording info: Recorded live @ Swinburne College of Technology-Ethel Hall, Melbourne-Hawthorn on 19-Aug-77 by 3SW student radio.

Note: The gig was organised by Bruce Milne (then DJ at Swinburne University 3SW student radio). Cassette sold at (Bruce Milne's) Au-Go-Go record store. Later the cassette was re-released on several bootleg LPs/CDs. Cassette in a box with a 12 pages booklet, containing photos by Peter Milne of the gig.

  • no label (AU,Aug-83) (supposedly) 500 copies.

Live LP -front LIVE (LP)

Tracklist: Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]/ Funny Isn't It/ I'm Eighteen [Alice Cooper]/ Gloria [Them]/ Masturbation Generation/ Who Needs You?/ I Put A Spell On You [Screaming Jay Hawkins]/ Commando [Ramones]// My Generation [The Who]/ Big Future/ These Boots Are Made For Walking [Nancy Sinatra]/ World Panic/ Louie Louie [The Kingsmen].

Recording info: Recorded live @ Swinburne College of Technology-Ethel Hall, Melbourne-Hawthorn on 19-Aug-77 by 3SW student radio.

Note: Bootleg of above tape.

  • (fake) Missing Link -LINK 77 (IT,1988)

Featuring Nick Cave CD -front BOYS NEXT DOOR Feat. NICK CAVE (CD)

Tracklist: Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]/ Funny Isn't It/ I'm Eighteen [Alice Cooper]/ Gloria [Them]/ Masturbation Generation/ Who Needs You?/ I Put A Spell On You [Screaming Jay Hawkins]/ Commando [Ramones]// My Generation [The Who]/ Big Future/ These Boots Are Made For Walking [Nancy Sinatra]/ World Panic/ Louie Louie [The Kingsmen] + 3 bonus tracks. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: I Put A Spell On You (1985)/ Knocking On Joe (1988)/ The Singer (1988).

Recording info: Recorded live @ Swinburne College of Technology-Ethel Hall, Melbourne-Hawthorn on 19-Aug-77 by 3SW student radio.

Note: Bootleg from a rather worn copy of above LP. Cheap release.

  • no label -BNDNC 942 (CA,1994)
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Masturbation LP -front MATURBATION GENERATION -LIVE 1977 (LP)

Tracklist: Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones]/ Funny Isn't It/ I'm Eighteen [Alice Cooper]/ Gloria [Them]/ Masturbation Generation/ Who Needs You?/ I Put A Spell On You [Screaming Jay Hawkins]/ Commando [Ramones]// My Generation [The Who]/ Big Future/ These Boots Are Made For Walking [Nancy Sinatra]/ World Panic/ Louie Louie [The Kingsmen].

Recording info: Recorded live @ Swinburne College of Technology-Ethel Hall, Melbourne-Hawthorn on 19-Aug-77 by 3SW student radio.

Note: Bootleg of above tape. Good quality release. Wrap around sleeve.

  • no label -BND 77 (UK,2008)(supposedly) 500 copies.
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NEXT DOOR - ALBUM (1994)

Next Door CD -front NEXT DOOR (CD)

Tracklist: Let's Talk About Art/ After A Fashion/ Running Goat/ Death By Drowning/ Cracked Portrait/ A Catholic Skin/ A.K.A./ Shivers/ The Friend Catcher/ Safe House/ Scatterbrain/ Guilt Parade/ The Hair Shirt/ Guilt Parade/ Shivers/ Cracked Portrait/ A Catholic Skin/ Waving My Arms/ Death By Drowning/ Running Goat/ The Friend Catcher/ After A Fashion.

Recording info: 1-13 recorded live @ Storey Hall,Melbourne on 03-Oct-79; 14-22 recorded live @ Crystal Ballroom,Melbourne on 05-Nov-79.

Note: Source info is wrong on sleeve.

  • An Ideal For A Living -AIFL 002 (DE,1993)
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THE LOST & BRAVE EXHIBITIONS OF - ALBUM (2009)

Brave Exhibitions LP -front THE LOST & BRAVE EXHIBITIONS OF (LP)

Tracklist: 1.Sex Crimes/ 2.Enemy Of The State/ 3.These Boots Are Made For Walking/ 4.Masturbation Generation/ 5.Boy Hero/ 6.Scatterbrain/ 7.The Nightwatchman/ 8.Brave Exhibitions/ 9.Friends Of My World/ 10.The Voice/ 11.Roman Roman/ 12.Somebody's Watching.

Recording info: See elsewhere.

Note: Collects all tracks the Boys Next Door recorded before Rowland S.Howard joined the band. Sourced from the following official releases: 1."Inner City Sound" 2CD; 2."From The Archives" CS ; 3-5."Lethal Weapons" CD; 6."Best and Rarest" LP 7-12. "Door, Door" CD. "Brave Exhibitions" was the initial title for the Boys Next Door's first LP. (Il Cane Lento = The slow dog).

  • Il Cane Lento (IT,2009) Grey marbled vinyl. Ltd to 100 copies.
  • Il Cane Lento (IT,2009) Yellow vinyl. Ltd to 100 copies.
  • Il Cane Lento (IT,2009) Black vinyl. Ltd to 100 copies.
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WHAT'S THE STOREY - ALBUM (28-Apr-11)

What's The Storey LP -front WHAT'S THE STOREY (LP)

Tracklist: Boy Hero/ Conversations/ Shivers/ Mouth To Mouth/ A.K.A./ Dive Position/ The Nightwatchman/ Caroline Says II [Lou Reed/Velvet Underground]/ Don't Split It [Subway Sect]/ I Mistake Myself/ Personality Crisis [New York Dolls]/ Grand Illusions/ Somebody’s Watching/ China Girl [David Bowie/Iggy Pop].

Recording info: Recorded live @ Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-Storey Hall, Melbourne on 21-Dec-78.

Note: Broadcast live-to-air by 3RRR.

  • Sounds Of Midnight -BOYS-BOYSTOREY 78 (DE,28-Apr-11) Yellow vinyl.
  • Sounds Of Midnight -BOYS-BOYSTOREY 78 (DE,28-Apr-11) Black vinyl.
  • Sounds Of Midnight -BOYS-BOYSTOREY 78 (DE,28-Apr-11) Green vinyl.
  • Sounds Of Midnight -BOYS-BOYSTOREY 78 (DE,28-Apr-11 Red vinyl.
What's The Storey LP -back


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