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The Birthday Party - Hee-Haw album

The Birthday Party - Hee-Haw album

  • Performer: The Birthday Party
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Hee-Haw
  • Style: New Wave, Noise, Punk
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 1574 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1170 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 831


Album · 1987 · 13 Songs. More By The Birthday Party.

Beggars (от лица компании "4AD"); The Royalty Network (Publishing), LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. ASCAP, LatinAutor - UMPG, UMPG Publishing, UBEM, Saregama Publishing" и другие авторские общества (3).

The Birthday Party is a 1980 album by Australian rock band The Boys Next Door (later reissued under the band name The Birthday Party).

Matrix, Runout: CAD 307 CD : MASTERED BY NIMBUS. SPARS Code: AAD. Other Versions (5 of 18) View All.

Nom du groupe The Birthday Party. Nom de l'album Hee-Haw. Date de parution 1988. Style MusicalPost-punk. Membres possèdant cet album0. 5. The Friend Catcher. 12. Death by Drowning. Autres productions de The Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, 04:00. Hats On Wrong, 02:48.

The last five songs come from the original Hee-Haw EP, which was also the final Boys Next Door release. While not quite as frazzled as what the group would soon fully mutate into, the tracks do have a more pushing, discordant air than the earlier Boys tracks, Cave still hesitant at points but starting to let go a bit elsewhere. Faint Heart" has a great breakdown into random vocal mumblings and instrumental nuttiness, especially on piano, while "The Hair Shirt" especially is already the Birthday Party in anything but name.

Listen to Hee Haw online and get recommendations on similar music. Album descriptions on Last.

Hee-Haw Explicit Lyrics. Audio CD, Explicit Lyrics, Original recording remastered, May 16, 2000. Follow this album with the Mutiny/Bad Seed EP. The Birthday Party were immensely important, whether or not you like their insane songs. Learn and judge for yourself, no one else can say anymore than that. One person found this helpful.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Birthday Party Mr. Clarinet 3:47
2 The Birthday Party Happy Birthday 3:50
3 The Birthday Party Hats On Wrong 2:40
4 The Birthday Party Guilt Parade 2:52
5 The Birthday Party The Friend Catcher 4:22
6 The Birthday Party Waving My Arms 2:15
7 The Birthday Party Catman
Written-By – Vincent*, Davis*
8 The Birthday Party Riddle House 2:42
9 The Boys Next Door A Catholic Skin 2:25
10 The Boys Next Door The Red Clock 2:47
11 The Boys Next Door Faint Heart 2:51
12 The Boys Next Door Death By Drowning
Bass – Mick Harvey
13 The Boys Next Door The Hair Shirt 4:05

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Dying Art Ltd.
  • Published By – Complete Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Beggars Banquet Music
  • Published By – Music Sales
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus – 5379
  • Engineered At – Richmond Recorders


  • Bass, Clarinet – Tracy Pew
  • Drums – Phill Calvert
  • Engineer – Tony Cohen
  • Guitar, Organ – Mick Harvey
  • Guitar, Saxophone – Rowland S. Howard
  • Producer – The Birthday Party
  • Vocals – Nick Cave
  • Written-By – Harvey* (tracks: 2), Cave* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 9, 11, 13), Howard* (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)


Made in England
Published by Dying Arts Ltd., except 1 & 2 by Complete Music, 5 & 6 by Beggars Banquet Music, and 7 by Music Sales.

A compilation of early recordings comprising the first 2 U.K. singles and songs previously only issued in Australia, including the whole of the 'Hee-Haw E.P.'

Tracks 1, 2: previously released as 'Mr. Clarinet' 7" (AD 114).
Tracks 5 to 7: previously released as 'The Friend Catcher' 7" (AD 12).
Tracks 3, 4, 8: previously released on 'The Birthday Party' album (compilation album on Missing Link: LINK 7).
Tracks 9 to 13: previously released on 'Hee Haw' 12" (as The Boys Next Door on Missing Link: ING 008).

Engineered at Richmond Recorders, Australia between August 1979 and January 1980.

Includes 4AD mail order insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014436 307027
  • Matrix / Runout: 5379 CAD 307 CD ·: 1:1 ·MASTERED BY NIMBUS·
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAD 307 CD The Birthday Party Hee-Haw ‎(CD, Comp) 4AD CAD 307 CD UK 1989
VOZCD 2037 The Birthday Party Hee-Haw ‎(CD, Comp) Missing Link, Virgin, Shock VOZCD 2037 Australia 1990
DPRLP31 The Birthday Party Hee-Haw ‎(LP, Comp, Num, RE, RM, Opa) Drastic Plastic Records DPRLP31 US 2016
VOZC 2037 The Birthday Party Hee Haw ‎(Cass, Comp) Missing Link, Virgin Australia VOZC 2037 Australia 1990
CAKE1 The Birthday Party Hee-Haw ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Shock CAKE1 Australia 1996