The Birthday Party

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Release The Bats (1981)

The Birthday Party @ Wikipedia

The Birthday Party Videos

Will The Birthday Party be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


5 comments so far (post your own)

I noticed while researching this band, the word "cacaphony" came up, which I guess it was quite the sonic assault. Sometimes dark, sometimes comical...always kept you guessing! By listening to them for the first time, there's a lot I like about this group...and I do like Nick Cave.

I'd imagine they would've been something to SEE!!!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.2.08 @ 20:26pm

Yes, Yes, Yes!!!

This is EXACTLY the sort of innovation and influence (lots of well-respected names cite them, including MBV and Cocteau Twins) that needs recognition!

...and thank you, FRH. I guess the "Essential Album" system has been scrapped for good (?)

Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 11:54am

R.I.P. Rowland S. Howard

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 20:10pm

Absolutely, the Birthday Party, led by Nick Cave have proved to be really influential. You can call them gothic rock, No Wave or post-punk if you want, I call it amazing. Apparently, John Peel (who is overdue in the Non-Performer category) was a big fan.

Whether they'll get it or not is another question.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.15.11 @ 15:44pm


Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:19pm

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