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LP    1980 "The Birthday Party"
                    originally credited to Boys Next Door.
                    Contents:
                        Mr. Clarinet
                        Hats On Wrong
                        The Hair Shirt
                        Guilt Parade
                        Riddle House
                        The Friend Catcher
                        Waving My Arms
                        The Red Clock
                        Cat Man
                        Happy Birthday
                            Missing Link, Link 7

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CA    1980 "Fast Forward #2"
                    Aussie cassette: "Figure Of Fun", "Yard",
                    (from 1st peel session) plus interview. November 1980
                            Fast Forward

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7"    1980 "The Friend Catcher"
                    b-side: "Waving My Arms", "Catman"
                           4AD, AD 12

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7"    1980 "Mr. Clarinet"
                    b-side: "Happy Birthday". Exists in two different
                    labels: one is brown, black &white, another is just black & white.
                    A 4AD white label promo exists as well.
                            Missing Link MLS 18 (Australia, July 1980)
                            4AD, AD 114 (UK, October 1981)

           

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LP/CD 1981 "Prayers On Fire"
                    The Virgin lp release on red vinyl also
                    contains the extra tracks. The Greek issue of the lp
                    contains "Release The Bats" as bonus track. The Statik Japanese
                    lp version has both "Release the Bats" and "BLast Off" as bonus
                    tracks. A 4AD white label promo exists as well.
                        Zoo Music Girl
                        Cry
                        Capers
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Ho-Ho
                        Figure Of Fun
                        King Ink
                        A Dead Song
                        Yard
                        Dull Day
                        Just You And Me
                        +CD+ Blundertown
                        +CD+ Kathy's Kisses
                            4AD, CAD 104
                            Virgin, VOZ 2038
                            Thermidor Records T-2 (USA)
                            Propellor (New Zealand)
                            Missing Link, LINK 14 CD
                            Polygram/Statik STAT 3103 (Greek issue)
                            Shock Records, CAKE 2
                            STATIK/TRIO RECORDS, AW-23014 (Japanese lp version)
                            2.13.61 Records, CD21318

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12"   1981 "Nick The Stripper"
                        b-side: "Blundertown", "Kathy's Kisses"
                        Exists with 2 different sleeves: black/white and blue/pink.
                            Missing Link, MSD 479    

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7"    1981 "Nick The Stripper"
            b-side: "Blundertown"
                            Missing Link, MLS 32
                            Missing Link, MISS 32 (this was misprint of the label)
                           Propellor, K8424 (New Zealand)

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7/12" 1981 "Release The Bats"
                    b-side: "Blast Off"
                           4AD, AD 111 (7")
                            Missing Link, MISS 37.12 (12" - released in 1983)
                            4AD, BAD 307 (4AD UK promo dated 26.05.1983)

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CA    1982 "Kino Aus Der Kassette"
                    German compilation cassette contains
                    one Birthday Party live track with Lydia Lunch from
                    Koln, Stollwerk, July 2, 1982.

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LP/CD 1982 "Junkyard"
                    The Virgin lp release on pink vinyl also
                    contains the first two extra tracks. The Missing Link CD
                    does not contain "Dead Joe, second version".
                        She's Hit
                        Dead Joe
                        The Dim Locator
                        Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)
                        Several Sins
                        Big-Jesus-Trash-Can
                        Kiss Me Black
                        Six Inch Gold Blade
                        Kewpie Doll
                        Junkyard
                        +CD+ Release The Bats
                        +CD+ Blast Off
                        +CD+ Dead Joe, second version
                            4AD, CAD 207
                            Virgin, VOZ 2049
                            Missing Link, LINK 21 CD
                            Shock Records, CAKE 3
                            GEE BEE DEE, GBD-0040 (Obscure German label lp)
                            2.13.61 Records, CD21317

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7"    1982 "Dead Joe"
                    single sided 7"-flexi, alternate take,
                           UK - Tactic Music, Masterbag BAG 005

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LP/CD 1982 "Drunk On The Pope's Blood"
                    a-side only,
                    (b-side: Lydia Lunch: "The Agony Is The Ecstacy")
                    live 26 November 81, London, The Venue. The Missing Link
                    CD rerelease from 1994 contains interesting bonus tracks:
                        Pleasure Heads
                        King Ink
                        Zoo Music Girl
                        Loose
                        +CD+ Ho Ho (sung by Cave)
                        +CD+ The Plague
                        +CD+ Scatterbrain
                        +CD+ The Friend Catcher (alternate version)
                        +CD+ Dead Joe (alternate version)
                        +CD+ After The Fireworks (Tuff Monks)
                        +CD+ After, After The Fireworks (Tuff Monks)
                            4AD, JAD 202
                            Missing Link, LINK 29 CD

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CA    1982 "Fast Forward #10"
                    Aussie cassette: "Release The Bats",
                    plus interview. January 1982.
                            Fast Forward

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EP    1983 "The Friend Catcher"
                    Release The Bats
                    Blast Off
                    The Friend Catcher
                    Mr. Clarinet
                    Happy Birthday
                            4AD, BAD 307

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EP    1983 "Hee Haw"
                    (same as the Boys Next Door release) contents:
                        A Catholic Skin
                        The Red Clock
                        Faint Heart
                        Death By Drowning
                        The Hair Shirt
                            Missing Link, ING 008

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EP    1983 "The Bad Seed"
                    a 4AD white label promo release of this,
                    dated 3.12.1982,  exists.
                        Sonny's Burning
                        Wild World
                        Fears Of Gun
                        Deep In The Woods
                            4AD, BAD 301
                            Powerworks, POWT 2007 (Australia)

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EP    1983 "Mutiny"
                    both a 33 and a 45 rpm exist, contents:
                        Jennifer's Veil
                        Mutiny
                        Swampland
                        Say A Spell
                            Mute Records, MUTE 29 (45 rpm)
                            Vogue VG 114 (33 rpm)
                            Vogue VG 311026 (France, 33 rpm)
                            Powderworks POWT 2011 (Australia, 1983)

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LP/CD 1985 "It's Still Living"
                    live album, Astor Theatre, Melbourne,
                    15 Jan. 82, almost the complete show (one song is missing).
                    Released on CD in 1991. Aussie release on green vinyl exists.
                    A promo of the Missing Link LP exists as well.
                        King Ink
                        Zoo Music Girl
                        The Dim Locator
                        She's Hit
                        A Dead Song
                        Pleasure Heads
                        Junkyard
                        Blast Off
                        Release The Bats
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Big Jesus Trash Can
                        Dead Joe
                            Virgin Records, VOZ 2048
                            Missing Link, ING 009 (LP)
                            Missing Link, LINK 28 CD
                            Virgin Records, VOZ 20
48 

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LP    1985 "A Collection"
                    a.k.a. 'Best and Rarest', contents:
                        Blast Off
                        The Hair Shirt
                        King Ink
                        Junkyard
                        Big Jesus Trashcan
                        Release The Bats
                        Blundertown
                        Kathy's Kisses
                        Ho Ho
                        The Friend Catcher
                        Scatterbrain
                        The Plague
                            Missing Link, Link 22
                            Missing Link/Suite Beat, Link 22 (USA)

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CD    1987 "A Collection"
                        contents is different from lp:
                        Blast Off
                        The Hair Shirt
                        King Ink
                        Junkyard
                        Big Jesus Trashcan
                        Release The Bats
                        She's Hit
                        Kathy's Kisses
                        The Friend Catcher (not the alternate version?)
                        Zoo Music Girl
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Hamlet
                            Missing Link, SBCD 2017

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EP/CD 1987 "The Peel Sessions: The Birthday Party"
                    from 28/4/81.
                        Release The Bats
                        Rowland Around In That Stuff
                        Pleasure Heads
                        Loose
                            Strange Fruit Records, SFPS 020 (on CD: SFPSCD 020)

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CD    1988 "Hee Haw"
                    the song order on the 4AD and Missing Link CD's
                    is different.
                        The Friend Catcher
                        Waving My Arms
                        Catman
                        Mr. Clarinet
                        Happy Birthday
                        A Catholic Skin
                        The Red Clock
                        Faint Heart
                        Death By Drowning
                        The Hair Shirt
                        Hats On Wrong
                        Guilt Parade
                        Riddle House
                            4AD, CAD 307
                            Missing Link, LINK 7 CD
                            Shock Records, CAKE 1
                            2.13.61 Records, CD21319
   

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LP/CD 1988 "Honeymoon In Red"
                    by Lydia Lunch. Features Tracey Pew,
CA                 Rowland S Howard, Mick Harvey, produced by Clint Ruin.
                    Nick and Mick appear with aliases because they didn't
                    like the end product. Cave sings on
                        Done Dun
                        Dead In The Head
                            Widowspeak WSP 12
                            Atavistic, Canada
                            Torso Records, TORSO 33064 (Netherlands)
                            Widowspeak/EFA/Torso Torso cd146 (Germany)

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12"   1988 "The Crumb"
                    by Lydia Lunch. b-side "Done Dun" with Cave.
CA                          Widowspeak WSP 13

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EP/CD 1988 "The Peel Sessions: The Birthday Party II"
                    from 10/12/81.
                        Big Jesus Trash Can
                        She's Hit
                        Bully Bones
                        Six Inch Gold Blade
                           Strange Fruit Records, SFPS 058

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video 1988 "Pleasure Heads Must Burn"
                    live recordings from two gigs
                    in Manchester, Hacienda,  22 July 82 (1-6), and
                    24 Feb 83 (8-14), except for "Nick The Stripper" which is
                    a video of the song. Colour, 60 minutes. Contents:
                        Dead Joe
                        A Dead Song
                        Junkyard
                        Release The Bats
                        Pleasure Heads
                        Big Jesus Trash Can
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Hamlet
                        Pleasure Avalanche
                        Six Inch Gold Blade
                        Wild World
                        Six Strings
                        Sonny's Burning
                        She's Hit
                            IKON FCL IKON 7

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CD    1989 "Mutiny/The Bad Seed"
                    plus two outtakes...
                        Sonny's Burning
                        Wild World
                        Fears Of Gun
                        Deep In The Woods
                        Pleasure Avalanche
                        Jennifer's Veil
                        Mutiny In Heaven
                        Swamp Land
                        Say A Spell
                        Pleasure Avalanche
                        The Six Strings That Drew Blood
                            4AD, CAD 301 CD
                            Shock Records, CAKE 4 (Australia 1996)
                            2.13.61 Records, CD21320

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CD/LP 1992  "Hits"
                    compilation. The track listing is from the US
                    version. The UK version CD/LP includes Six Inch Gold Blade.
                        The Friend Catcher
                        Happy Birthday
                        Mr. Clarinet
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Zoo Music Girl
                        King Ink
                        Release The Bats
                        Blast Off
                        She's Hit
                        Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)
                        Dead Joe
                        Junkyard
                        Big Jesus Trash Can
                        Wild World
                        Sonny's Burning
                        Deep In The Woods
                        Swampland
                        Jennifer's Veil
                           Mutiny In Heaven
                            4AD, 9 45087-2 (US version)
                            4AD, DAD 2016 CD (UK CD)
                            Shock Records, CAKE 5 (Australia, 199
6)

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CA    1992 "Hits"
                    5-track USA promo cassette
                        Nick The Stripper
                        Release The Bats
                        Sonny's Burning
                        Deep In The Woods
                        Jennifer's Veil
                            4AD, no number

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LP/CD 1993 "Dirty Pearl"
                    album by Anita Lane.
                    One Birthday Party song:
                        The Fullness Of His Coming 
                            Mute Records, STUMM 81
                            Pony Canyon, PCCY-00789

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CD    1995 "213CD Sampler 1995"
                    Henry Rollins preferences compilation
                    disc contains
                        Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow) (live Bremen, 1/7/82)
                            Missing Link, LINK 30
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CD    1999 "Live 1981-82"
                    "Funhouse" with Jim Foetus Thirlwell on sax.
                    1-10:   London, The Venue  26/11/81
                    11-16: Bremen, Aladin     01/07/82
                    17:     Athens, Sporting   17/09/82
                        1. Junkard
                        2. A Dead Song
                        3. The Dim Locator
                        4. Zoo Music Girl
                        5. Nick The Stripper
                        6. Blast Off
                        7. Release The Bats
                        8. Bully Bones
                        9. King Ink
                        10. Pleasure Heads Must Burn
                        11.Big Jesus Trash Can         
                        12.Dead Joe
                        13.The Friend Catcher
                        14.Six Inch Gold Blade
                        15.Hamlet
                        16.She's Hit
                        17.Funhouse                       
                            4AD CAD9005CD
                            Shock Records, CAKE6CD

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CD    2001 "The John Peel Sessions"
                        Cry 
                        Yard 
                        Figure Of Fun 
                        King Ink 
                        Release The Bats 
                        Rowland Around In That Stuff 
                        (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn 
                        Loose 
                        Big Jesus Trash Can 
                        She's Hit 
                        Bully Bones 
                        Six Inch Gold Blade 
                        Pleasure Avalanche 
                        Deep In The Woods 
                        Sonny's Burning 
                        Marry Me (Lie Lie)            
                            Strange Fruit sfrscd098D

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