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Junkyard is the third studio album by Australian post-punk group The Birthday Party. It has received critical acclaim. Junkyard was inspired by American Southern Gothic imagery, dealing with extreme subjects like an evangelist's murdered daughter. Nick Cave's then-girlfriend Anita Lane co-wrote with him on two songs, "Dead Joe" and "Kiss me Black".

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3. The Dim Locator Lyrics. 4. Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) Lyrics. Writers Mick Harvey, Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard & 1 more. More The Birthday Party albums. The John Peel Sessions. Mutiny, The Bad Seed . Show all albums by The Birthday Party.

The Party's second and final full studio album, also the final release with the five-person lineup, was perhaps its scuzzy masterpiece, its fusion taken to at times outrageous heights. Right from its start, nobody held back on anything, Cave's now-demonic vocals in full roar while the rest of the players revamped rhythm & blues and funk into a blood-soaked cabaret exorcism.

This is The Birthday Party in full flight at The Venue in London in August 1982 and within a year the group will cease to exist. Blazing hard and blindingly bright, The Birthday Party were a magnesium strip of rock & roll intensity destined to burn out rather than hang around for the long haul and in Junkyard the band achieved its high watermark as a quintet. With engineer Tony Cohen helming most of the album, Junkyard is an album awash with top and bottom end dynamics with very little mid-range to re-create the confrontation that the band regularly generated on stage. The reverb that drenches ‘Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)’ plunges the listener into the centre of the action, a nightmarish scenario wherein William Shakespeare’s totem of indecision is transformed into gun-toting, murderous horn-dog.

The Birthday Party : Junkyard. Label: 4AD. Released: 1982. When the Birthday Party emerged under the name The Boys Next Door in the late ’70s in their native Australia, the goth-rock descriptor had been carelessly flung at them, filing them away among the ranks of theatrical bands such as Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees. To say The Birthday Party was scary was an understatement. To call them brutal was only telling part of the story. The Melbourne band was quite possibly the most horrific band of the early ’80s, in addition to one of the heaviest. No metal band that decade can come close to the punch of Blast Off or the rumble of Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow). The slithering She’s Hit brought a sleazy, sexual side to the band’s noisy clang. The Dim Locator swung with razorblade riffs and an almost danceable Roy Orbison on acid melody.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Blast Off!
Organ – Mick HarveySaxophone, Words By, Music By – Rowland S. Howard
2 She's Hit
Guitar [Clean] – Rowland S. HowardGuitar [Fuzz], Percussion [Extra] – Mick HarveyMusic By – Nick Cave, Tracy PewWords By – Nick Cave
3 Dead Joe
Drums – Mick HarveyMusic By – Nick CaveWords By – Anita Lane, Nick Cave
4 The Dim Locator
Words By, Music By – Rowland S. Howard
5 Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)
Drums – Mick HarveyGuitar [All Guitars], Music By – Rowland S. HowardWords By – Nick Cave
6 Several Sins
Guitar [All Guitars] – Rowland S. HowardWords By, Music By – Harry Howard, Rowland S. Howard
7 Big-Jesus-Trash-Can
Saxophone, Music By – Mick HarveyWords By – Nick Cave
8 Kiss Me Black
Bass – Barry AdamsonMusic By – Nick CaveWords By – Anita Lane, Nick Cave
9 6" Gold Blade
Music By – Mick HarveyWords By – Nick Cave
10 Kewpie Doll
Bass, Music By – Mick HarveyGuitar [All Guitars] – Rowland S. HowardWords By – Nick Cave
11 Junkyard
Music By – Nick Cave, Rowland S. HowardWords By – Nick Cave
12 Dead Joe (2nd Version)
Drums – Mick HarveyMusic By – Nick CaveWords By – Anita Lane, Nick Cave
13 Release The Bats
Bass Drum – Mick HarveyMusic By – Rowland S. HowardWords By – Nick Cave

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
  • Copyright (c) – 4AD
  • Published By – Dying Art Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Missing Link
  • Manufactured By – Sonopress Arvato – 52234388
  • Recorded At – AAV
  • Recorded At – Matrix Studios


  • Artwork – Neville Brody
  • Artwork [Front Cover] – Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth*
  • Bass – Tracy Pew
  • Drums – Phill Calvert
  • Guitar – Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard
  • Performer [Extras] – Mick Harvey
  • Photography By – Bleddyn Butcher, Birrer*, Evan*, Jenny , Peter*, Polly*
  • Producer – Nick Launey*, The Birthday Party
  • Recorded By – Richard Mazda (tracks: 8, 10, 12), Tony Cohen (tracks: 1 to 7, 9, 11)
  • Vocals – Nick Cave


Tracks 1 to 7, 9, 11 recorded at A.A.V. Melbourne in summer 1981-82.
Tracks 8, 10 & 12 recorded at Matrix London.
Mixed everywhere.

Thanks to Chris Walsh.

This CD is one of a series of four endeavouring to bring you the complete recorded works of the Birthday Party.

℗ & © 1982 4AD.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014436 207020
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 and 2): Sonopress Arvato [logo] 52234388/GAD207CD 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LP 73
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0773
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0772
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0776

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LINK 21 The Birthday Party Junkyard ‎(LP, Album) Missing Link LINK 21 Australia 1982
DPRLP30 The Birthday Party Junkyard ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 200) Drastic Plastic Records DPRLP30 US 2016
none The Birthday Party Junkyard ‎(13xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) 4AD none US Unknown
GBD 0040 The Birthday Party Junk Yard ‎(LP, Album, TP) GeeBeeDee GBD 0040 Germany 1982
VOZ2049 The Birthday Party Junkyard ‎(LP, Album, RE, Pin) Virgin VOZ2049 Australia 1991