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The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire flac album

The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire flac album Performer: The Birthday Party
Title: Prayers On Fire
Style: New Wave, Art Rock, Punk
Released: 1981
Country: Australia
MP3 album: 1652 mb
FLAC album: 1970 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: MP2 TTA AAC MP4 DMF MMF VQF
Genre: Rock

Beggars, Liberation Music (от лица компании "Liberation Music"); BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (6).

This was the band's first full-length release on an international record label and the first after changing the group's name from Boys Next Door to The Birthday Party.

Album by The Birthday Party. Figure of Fun. King Ink. A Dead Song. Dull Day. Just You and Me. Blundertown. MusicBrainz: Prayers on Fire.

Band Name The Birthday Party. Album Name Prayer on Fire. 11. 12. Prayers on Fire. Other productions from The Birthday Party. Pleasure Heads Must Burn Dvd. The John Peel Sessions.

While there might not be any of the explicit Biblical imagery on Prayers on Fire that Cave would later ejaculate, the title of the album is apt, and its aptness is revealed almost immediately. Over the tribal thud of floor toms, shards of trebly guitar, the throb of an organ, and even a creepily out-of-place trumpet come the possessed, chant-like vocals - not an incantation to any god, but to "Zoo-Music Girl.

The Birthday Party (Prayers On Fire, 1981) 9. Yard.

The Birthday Party - King Ink 04:41. The Birthday Party - Figure Of Fun 02:48. The Birthday Party - Cry 02:42. The Birthday Party - Nick The Stripper 03:52. The Birthday Party - Blundertown 03:10. The Birthday Party - A Dead Song 02:13. The Birthday Party - Ho Ho 03:07. The Birthday Party - Dull Day 03:04. The Birthday Party - Just You And Me 02:03. The Birthday Party - Zoo Music Girl 02:38. The Birthday Party - Capers 02:39. The Birthday Party - Kathy's Kisses 04:06. Prayers On Fire - The Birthday Party. Hee Haw - The Birthday Party. Junkyard - The Birthday Party.

Prayers on Fire is the debut album by Australian post-punk rock group The Birthday Party. In February 1980 Melbourne-based new wave group, The Boys Next Door, changed their name to The Birthday Party. They consisted of Phill Calvert on drums, Nick Cave on vocals, Mick Harvey on guitar, Rowland S. Howard on guitar and Tracy Pew on bass guitar. They relocated to London and soon signed with the 4AD label which issued the extended play, The Friend Catcher in the United Kingdom.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Zoo-Music Girl
Organ – Mick HarveyTrumpet – Philip Jackson
A2 Cry
Backing Vocals – Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard
A3 Capers
Backing Vocals – Rowland S. HowardLyrics By – Genevieve McGuckin
A4 Nick The Stripper
Brass – Mick Hunter
A5 Ho-Ho
Vocals, Lyrics By – Rowland S. Howard
A6 Figure Of Fun
Organ – Mick Harvey
B1 King Ink
Drums [Snare] – Rowland S. HowardPiano – Nick Cave
B2 A Dead Song
Clarinet – Tracy Pew
B3 Yard
Saxophone – Nick Cave
B4 Dull Day 3:03
B5 Just You And Me
Drums – Nick CaveSaxophone – Rowland S. Howard

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Richmond Recorders
  • Recorded At – AAV


  • Bass – Tracy Pew
  • Drums – Phill Calvert
  • Engineer – Tony Cohen
  • Guitar – Mick Harvey (tracks: A2, A4, A5, B2, B3), Rowland S. Howard (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Lyrics By – Nick Cave (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6 to B5)
  • Photography [Cover] – Jenny, Poly & Evan
  • Piano – Mick Harvey (tracks: A3, B2, B4, B5)
  • Producer – The Birthday Party
  • Vocals – Nick Cave


1st 1000 copies on translucent red vinyl.

Recorded Dec' 80 and Jan' 81 at A.A.V. Studio 2, Melbourne, except 'Dull Day' and 'Just You And Me' recorded at Richmond Recorders. Mixed at A.A.V, January 1981.

The album contains an inner sleeve with lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A): LINK 14A
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped B): LINK 14B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LINK 14 The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire ‎(LP, Album) Missing Link LINK 14 Australia 1981
CAKE2 The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire ‎(CD, Album, RE) Shock CAKE2 Australia Unknown
LMLP0257 The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Liberation Music LMLP0257 Australia 2016
VOZCD 2038 The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VOZCD 2038 Australia 1990
T 02 The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire ‎(LP, Album) Thermidor T 02 US 1981