The Birthday Party - Junkyard

For this month’s commentary podcast we asked our patrons which release by Aussie enfents terrible The Birthday Party they’d like us to discuss, and 1982’s Junkyard was the resounding answer. We’re talking about how the record captures a band which forever seemed on the verge of collapsing inward upon itself, the emergence of the themes and fixations which have gone on to define the next forty years of Nick Cave’s art, grooves, spasms, Americana, Shakespeare, and oh so much more. As always, you can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Podcasts, or download directly or listen through the widget down below.