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Prayers on Fire
Birthday Party
Prayers on Fire
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Birthday Party
Title: Prayers on Fire
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Buddha
Release Date: 5/16/2000
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744659969126

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Noel Pratt | Washington, D.C., and better places | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This early Nick Cave, truly but endearingly demented and willing to shred your brain with that dementia, won me with this album. The band is also much more interesting even musically than, say, Pere Ubu, to whom I'd feel comfortable comparing them. More artistic...dare I say more progressive? That still counts! A perfect blend of craziness going on, and on the strength of this one I got all four remasters. And of COURSE I'm over 13...!"
Perfection at a Bargain Price
Music Expert | East Coast, USA | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like an aural nightmare. Guitars imbed themselves into your brain. The vocals imbed themselves into your soul. There is nothing like this Australian band of the personification of anxiety and terror. That it was released in the early 1980s is just amazing, isn't it? Nick Cave and his cohort Mick Harvey of the Bad Seed's training ground. Not to be confused with their current output, though. Absolutely not. The lyrics to `Just You and Me' says plenty:First: I tried to kill it with a hammer
thought that I could lose
the head
sure! We've eaten off the silver
when even the food was against us
and then I tried to kill it in the bedSecond: I gagged it with a pillow
but awoke the nuns inside my head
they pound their goody-goody fists
from the inside-so from the outside
I got good: I stuck it. Dead
Thirdly: I put my lips upon it
And blew a frost across
its flat
I wrote upon its outside-surface
"Tonight we're on the outside surface"
Just you and me girl: You and me and the fat"
They'll never reunite so buy their albums and own some histo
Christoph | toledo, OH | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"rating 4.7/5

ok. what you need to know. Nick cave was originally the lead singer from birthday party. he later went on to solo stardom, as well as acclaim with his band the bad seeds. this is one of the coolest albums of all time. nick and the rest of the party slam through songs with psychotic abandon while nicky boy shouts poetic maniacal stream of consciousness lyrics describing venomous acts of spite and mayhem. this is one of the best "art punk" albums of all time. if you think you might like it then you will. get it."