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-->''Wherefore art thou baby-face, wherefore art thou?''\\

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-->''Wherefore --->''Wherefore art thou baby-face, wherefore art thou?''\\


->''Hands up: who wants to die?!''
-->--'''''Sonny's Burning'''''

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->''Hands ->''"Hands up: who wants to die?!''
-->--'''''Sonny's Burning'''''
die?!"''
-->--[[EstablishingCharacterMoment The first line]] of "Sonny's Burning"



* ''The Bad Seed'' - (1983, EP) - Later combined with ''Mutiny'' in the ''Mutiny / The Bad Seed EP'' compilation.

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* ''The Bad Seed'' - (1983, EP) - Later combined with ''Mutiny'' in the ''Mutiny / The ''Mutiny/The Bad Seed EP'' compilation.

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* DownerBeginning: "Shivers".
-->''I've been contemplating suicide''


* BreakupBreakout: Music/NickCave, with The Bad Seeds or otherwise, is much better known and commercially successful than The Birthday Party.


* SelfDeprecation: "Nick the Stripper" and "King Ink" are songs written by Cave as this during a period of writer's block, describing himself variously as "A fat little insect" and "King Ink feels like a bug and he hates his rotten shell."

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* SelfDeprecation: "Nick the Stripper" and "King Ink" are songs written by Cave as this during a period of writer's block, WritersBlock, describing himself variously as "A fat little insect" and "King Ink feels like a bug and he hates his rotten shell."


* DarkerAndEdgier: Every record was heavier, freakier, and more challenging than the last, culminating in ''Junkyard'' sounding like a HardcorePunk / DeathMetal mix on "Dead Joe." Excludes the ''Mutiny / The Bad Seed'' [=EPs=] which mellowed out to a sound closer to what The Bad Seeds would do.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Every record was heavier, freakier, and more challenging than the last, culminating in ''Junkyard'' sounding like a HardcorePunk / DeathMetal HardcorePunk[=/=]DeathMetal mix on "Dead Joe." Excludes the ''Mutiny / The Bad Seed'' [=EPs=] which mellowed out to a sound closer to what The Bad Seeds would do.



** "Deep in the Woods" is the first of many Cave songs explicitly sung from the perspective of a serial killer.

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** "Deep in the Woods" is the first of many Cave songs explicitly sung from the perspective of a serial killer.SerialKiller.


The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]], active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from an [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]], Australian]] PostPunk band, active from 1978-1983 1978-1983, and is best known as for being Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around features Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.


The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]] , active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]] , Australian]], active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.


The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australian]] , active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.


The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from aUsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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The Birthday Party was a PostPunk band from aUsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.


The Birthday Party were a PostPunk band from UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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The Birthday Party were was a PostPunk band from UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, aUsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, active from 1978-1983 and best known as Music/NickCave's first band. The band was based around Nick Cave's howling madman vocals, Rowland S. Howard's and Mick Harvey's jagged, shrieking guitars, Tracy Pew's sleazy basslines, and Phill Calvert's crisp, tribal drumming.

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: The live EP ''Drunk on the Pope's Blood''.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: The original title of "Happy Birthday" was "The Birthday Party". Though they changed the song title, they thought it would be a good new name for the band.

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* CoverVersion: Multiple of Music/TheStooges: "Loose" is covered on their live EP ''Drunk on the Pope's Blood'' and "Fun House" on the ''Live 1981-82'' album. They also performed whole sets of Stooges covers.

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