The Birthday Party - The Bad Seed




To mark another inauspicious day in Badgerstump Towers, I thought I'd post the greatest 12" ever created. It's remarkable to think that this was released 34 years ago.

The Bad Seed

They say it's better to give than to receive (although that clearly depends on what's on offer) so I thought I'd throw in some things that I posted in 2010ish: Kousokuya and the Live At Shinjuku JAM dvd; the Kawabata Makoto post (and I've added the Pulsating Electric Force cdr that was the fifth installment in the Private Sound Drawing series); YBO²; Vajra and Hanatarash.

15 comments:

Jonny Zchivago 30 June 2017 at 16:06  

This is a bit popular for you isn't it?....but i've been straining my brain to think of a greater 12"-er...and you know what you're right!

GRK. 30 June 2017 at 17:10  

Shitloads of thanks!

Anonymous,  30 June 2017 at 19:09  

Thank you SO muchfor the re-posts. So very wonderful.

Lawren 30 June 2017 at 19:28  

That is a nice memory of Rowland S.Howard for me. As great and celebrated a guitarist as he was, he was most certainly an underrated vocalist...

And yes, thank you for all the re-ups. Truly amazing!

Anonymous,  30 June 2017 at 20:50  

thanks for the re_uploads!

Dyav,  1 July 2017 at 00:12  

Thanks for the Hanatarash re-ups mate!

Anonymous,  1 July 2017 at 01:54  

woweeeeemany thanxxx

kingpossum (Ian to Jonny Z),  1 July 2017 at 19:51  

@Badgerstump & Jonny Zchivago:
Bold statement that. I lean toward Adam & the Ants' "Stand & Deliver" for the 12" honors though I recognize the merit in your collective choice. Hearty thanks for the post(s) to your both.

badgerstump 2 July 2017 at 18:16  

@ kingpossum

call yourself Lord Of The Marsupials? Koalas everywhere are hanging their heads in shame!

kingpossum,  2 July 2017 at 18:49  

Ha! Oh-e-oh-e-oh-oh-oh.

badgerstump 3 July 2017 at 13:18  

Clearly, ridicule is nothing to be scared of!

kingpossum,  4 July 2017 at 19:03  

Indeed. Being highly individualistic and misunderstood beasts, we soldier on, non-plussed.

Oh-e-oh-e-oh-oh-oh.

Jamie TB 9 July 2017 at 04:46  

Wow! Late to the party as usual... these re-UPs are stunning. Thank you. My heart skips beats thinking of all the Haino & CCCC related stuff I am completely unaware of. School sesh is open. Its also shocking, funny, strange to hear the bad seeds as a best album to some. For me, being younger, I hear John Spencer, Marching Church, & other artists that clearly borrowed influence from BP.Thank you kindly again :)

Andy Tithesis 16 July 2017 at 05:20  

Adam Ant can wear the hell out of a hat. That's true.