The Birthday Party

(London 1st March 1980 - August 1983)

Bibliography (I)

Bibliography (II)
("50 One Act" plays typoscript)


Bibliography: a chronological overview of all books, magazines and (selected) articles
containing substantial sections on the Australian band The Birthday Party.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Books

INNER CITY SOUND - by Clinton Walker (1982)

Inner City book-front INNER CITY SOUND (Book)

Content: (Punk-)music scene in Australia 1976-81 with sections on the Birthday Party. Also many (Birthday Party) photos. Including detailed discography.

Format: Paperback. 157 pages/190 pages (reprint).

  • Wild & Woolley (AU,December 1981)
  • Verse Chorus Press -ISBN 1-891241-18-4 (US,2005) reprint.

Inner City book-back

THE NEXT THING - by Clinton Walker (1984)

Next Thing book-front THE NEXT THING (Book)

Content: Interview with 20 key Australian bands including the Birthday Party. Also (Birthday Party) photos.

Format: Paperback. 144 pages.

  • Kangaroo Press -ISBN 0 949924 81 4 (AU,1984)

Next Thing book-back

KING INK - by Nick Cave (1988)

King Ink book-front KING INK (Book)

Content: Lyrics book containing all lyrics from the Birthday Party up to Nick Cave's "Your Funeral..My Trial" album.

Format: Hardback. 158 pages.

  • Black Spring Press -ISBN 0-948238-04-6 (UK,19-May-88)
    Hardback. First edition.
  • ? -ISBN 4-7837-2413-X (JP,1989?)
    Hardback. Japanese only.
  • Arcana Editrice -ISBN 88-85859-44-5 (IT,1989)
    Paperback. English/Italian.
  • Black Spring Press -ISBN 0-948238-04-6 (UK,1989)
    Hardback. Second edition.
  • Black Spring Press -ISBN 0-948238-04-6 (UK,1989)
    Hardback. Third edition.
  • Espiral-Editorial Fundamentos -ISBN 84-245-0560-3 (SP,1990)
    Paperback. English/Spanish.
  • Nea Cynopa -ISBN 960-236-093-3 (GR,1990)
    Paperback. Greek only.
  • Black Spring Press -ISBN 0-948238-04-6 (UK,1991)
    Hardback. Fourth edition.
  • Verlag Peter Selinka -ISBN 3 926532 32 7 (GE,1991)
    Paperback. English/German.
  • 2.13.61 -ISBN 1-880985-08-X (US,1993)
    Paperback.
  • Black Spring Press -ISBN 0-948238-04-6 (UK,1994)
    Hardback. Fifth edition.
  • Mata -ISBN 80-901590-8-7 (CZ,1995)
    Paperback. Czech only.
  • Le serpent A Plumes -ISBN 2-84261-068-7 (FR,1997)
    Paperback. English/French.
  • Akia -ISBN 83-85952-34-9 (PL,1997)
    Paperback. Polish only.

King Ink book-back

As-Fix-E-8 comic-front AS-FIX-E-8 (Comic book)

Content: 1.Pit-Stop-Junk-Love[NC]/ 2.The Stoning Of Ruby Von Monster[LL & NC]/ 3.Garbage Hearts[LL & NC]/ 4.American-Speedway-Fever-Trash[NC]/ 5.The Five Fools Of The Father Foot[NC & LL]/ 6.Grease-Gun-Shooter[NC]/ 7.Fresh Cunt In The Can[LL & NC]/ 8.Dead Joe (in Home For The Holidays)[NC & LL] / 9.Bull (in Her Secret Beast)[NC & LL]/ 10.Portrait Of An American Princess[LL]/ 11.Dead Joe #2 (in A Living-Thing)[NC & LL]/ 12.The Curse Of Saint Dymphia[LL].

Format: Stiff cover. 36 pages.

Note: Texts by Nick Cave & Lydia Lunch (taken from the "50 One-Page plays"), black & white drawings by Mike Matthews.

  • Last Gasp -ISBN 0-86719-233-X (US,1993)

As-Fix-E-8 comic-back

BAD SEED - by Ian Johnston (1995)

Bad Seed book-front BAD SEED (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. About half of it on the Birthday Party. 29 b/w (11 Birthday Party) photos. Including detailed discography up to end 1994.

Format: Hardback. 344 pages.

Note: First edition. Ian is the brother of James -Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds- Johnston.

  • Little, Brown and Company -ISBN 0 316 90889 4 (UK,1995)

Bad Seed book-back

Bad Seed Paperback-front BAD SEED (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. About half of it on the Birthday Party. 29 b/w (11 Birthday Party) photos. Including detailed discography up to end 1994.

Format: Paperback. 344 pages.

  • Abacus -ISBN 0 349 10778 5 (UK,1996)
  • Trafalgar Square Books -ISBN 0 349 10778 5 (US,1996)

Bad Seed Paperback-back

Bad Seed Czech-front BAD SEED-ZLE SEME (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. About half of it on the Birthday Party. 1 b/w photo. Including detailed discography up to end 1994.

Format: Hardback. 299 pages.

Note: Translation of Ian Johnston's book into Czech by Tomás Hrách.

  • Argo -ISBN 80-7203-037-X (CZ,1996)

Bad Seed Czech-back

Bad Seed Italian-front NICK CAVE-IL SEME DEL MALE (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. About half of it on the Birthday Party. 9 b/w photos (all taken @ Milano - Sonoria festival 30-Jun-96). Including detailed discography up to end 1994.

Format: Paperback. 260 pages.

Note: Translation of Ian Johnston's book into Italian by Stefano Focacci. Adds 1 page on the Nick Cave's "Murder Ballads" album.

  • Tarab Edizioni -ISBN 88-86675-11-9 (IT,Oct-96)

Bad Seed Italian-back

Bad Seed Polish-front NICK CAVE (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. About half of it on the Birthday Party. 14 b/w (7 Birthday Party) photos. Including detailed discography up to end 1994.

Format: Hardback. 303 pages.

Note: Translation of Ian Johnston's book into Polish by Maciej Majchrzak. Adds small chapter for period 1995-97.

  • C&T -ISBN 83-85318-86-0 (PL,1997)

Bad Seed Polish-back

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY & OTHER EPIC ADVENTURES - by Robert Brokenmouth (19-Jul-96)

BPAOEA book-front THE BIRTHDAY PARTY & OTHER EPIC ADVENTURES (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. All but last chapter on the Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party. 27 b/w (10 Birthday Party) photos.

Format: Paperback. 222 pages.

Note: First edition.

  • Omnibus Press -ISBN 0.7119.5601.4 (UK,19-Jul-96)

BPAOEA book-back

BPAOEA Czech book-front THE BIRTHDAY PARTY & OTHER EPIC ADVENTURES (Book)

Content: A biography of Nick Cave. All but last chapter on the Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party. 27 b/w (10 Birthday Party) photos.

Format: Paperback. 282 pages.

Note: Translation of Robert Brokenmouth's book into Czech by Jana Hájková.

  • Votobia -ISBN 80-7198-215-6 (CZ,1997)

BPAOEA Czech book-back

NICK CAVE - by Andrea Cangioli & Maria Alessandra Scalise (Jun-95)

Stampa book-front NICK CAVE (Book)

Content: Short biography of Nick Cave and a detailed discography up to end 1994 (both with several factual mistakes). Interviews 23-May-92, 22-Sep-94 & 10-Mar-95. 40 b/w & color (5 Birthday Party) photos.

Format: 7"-sized paperback. 95 pages.

Note: First edition. Italian & English. Comes with 3" CD (N.Cave reads 4 excerpts from ATASTSA. Same as free 12" with Nick Cave's "Tender Prey" album).

  • Stampa Alternativa -ISBN 88-7226-237-2 (IT,Jun-95)

Stampa book-back

Story book-front NICK CAVE - THE STORY (Book)

Content: Short biography of Nick Cave and a detailed discography up to end 1998 (both with several factual mistakes). Interviews 23-May-92, Jan-96 & May-98. 16 different from first edition b/w (5 Birthday Party) photos.

Format: CD-sized paperback. 107 pages.

Note: Revised edition. Italian & English. Comes with CD single (N.Cave reads 4 excerpts from ATASTSA. Same as free 12" with Nick Cave's "Tender Prey" album).

  • Stampa Alternativa -ISBN 88-7226-442-1 (IT,Jul-98)

Story book-back

STRANDED - by Clinton Walker (1996)

Stranded book-front STRANDED (Book)

Content: (Punk-)music scene in Australia 1977-91 with sections on the Birthday Party. Also many (Birthday Party) photos. Including detailed (label)discography.

Format: Paperback. 346 pages.

  • Pan Macmillan -ISBN 0-7329-0883-3 (AU,1996)

Stranded book-back

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK AND POP - by Ian McFarlane (1999)

Encyclopedia book-front THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK AND POP (Book)

Content: Encyclopedia containing over 800 Australian bands/artists.

Format: Hard-/Paperback. 717 pages.

  • Allen & Unwin -ISBN 1-86508-072-1 (AU,1999) Hardback
  • Allen & Unwin -ISBN 1-86448-768-2 (AU,1999) Paperback

Encyclopedia book-back

THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NICK CAVE - by Maximilian Dax & Johannes Beck (1999)

Life book-front THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NICK CAVE (Book)

Content: Over 100 rare and wonderfully reproduced b/w & color photos (including a few Birthday Party), a factual overview of Nick Cave's career and a short discography up to end 1999.

Format: Coffee table book. Paperback. 174 pages.

  • Die Gestalten Verlag -ISBN 3-931126-27-7 (GE,1999)
    English language edition.
  • Die Gestalten Verlag -ISBN 3-931126-29-3 (GE,1999)
    German language edition.

Life book-back

THE COMPLETE LYRICS 1978-2001 - by Nick Cave (2001)

Complete book-front THE COMPLETE LYRICS 1978-2001 (Book)

Content: Lyrics book containing all (Birthday Party) lyrics up to Nick Cave's "No More Shall We Part" album.

Format: Paperback. 343 pages.

  • Penguin Books -ISBN 0-141-00515-7 (UK,2001)
  • Mondadori -ISBN 8-804-50462-5 (IT,2003)
    Paperback. Italian/English.

Complete book-back





Zines

FAST FORWARD

Fast Forward #2-front FAST FORWARD - ISSUE #2 (Cassette Zine)

Content: Audio magazine (with booklet), including interview with Nick & Rowland of The Birthday Party and 2 tracks ("Figure Of Fun" & Yard") from their J.Peel session recorded @ BBC Maida Vale Studios,Studio 4, London on 10-Sep-80.

  • Fast Forward Productions (AU,Dec-80)


Fast Forward #10-front FAST FORWARD - ISSUE #10 (Cassette Zine)

Content: Audio magazine (with booklet), including interview with Nick,Mick & Rowland of The Birthday Party. Issue #10 in a series of 13.

  • Fast Forward Productions (AU,Mar-82)


PREHISTORIC SOUNDS - by Ian McFarlane (1995)

Prehistoric zine-front PREHISTORIC SOUNDS - VOL 1. Issue #2 (Zine)

Content: Articles, interviews & discographies on the (punk-)music scene in Australia 1976-90. Including The Birthday Party. Issue #2 in a series of 4.

Format: 56 pages.

  • Dark City Press (AU,1995)






Articles

SOUNDS - Night of the long macs SOUNDS - Night of the long macs

Content: Review of the UK,London-West Hamstead, Moonlight Club concert on 08-Oct-80. Written by Terri Sanai. One of the Birthday Party's first concert reviews in the UK press.

Format: Jpg (42KB)

  • Sounds 25-Oct-80 (UK music weekly)


NME - Portrait of the artist as a consumer NME - Portrait of the artist as a consumer

Content: Things that Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (used to) like.

Format: Jpg (42KB)

  • New Musical Express 10-Apr-82 (UK music weekly)


BOSTON ROCK - The Birthday Party go bump in the night BOSTON ROCK - The Birthday Party go bump in the night

Content: Review of the U.S.A.,MA,Boston,Channel Club concert on 24-Mar-83.Written by Mr. B [Michel Bastarache].

Format: Jpg (87KB)

  • Boston Rock 27-Apr-83 (US music mag)


FORCED EXPOSURE FORCED EXPOSURE

Content: Interview with Nick Cave conducted by Jimmy Johnson in Boston on 24-Mar-83.

Format: Jpg (287KB)

  • Forced Exposure #6 (US music mag)


RIU - Portrait of the Artists Rip It Up - Portrait of the Artists And So On

Content: Interview conducted by Russel Brown @ the Auckland motel at the start of the 4-date New Zealand tour of 1983.

Format: Jpg (513KB)

  • Rip It Up May-83 (NZ music weekly)


NME - The party's over NME - The party's over

Content: Announcement of the Birthday Party break up.

Format: Jpg (36KB)

  • New Musical Express 04-Jun-83 (UK music weekly)



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