Friday, 6 October 2017

Die Haut ‎– "Burnin' The Ice" (Paradoxx Records ‎– PA 5502) 1983

Oh Dear, it's say "Contains Shocking Lyrics" on the sticker. Whether that means shockingly bad lyrics or otherwise I wouldn't like to say, but they were contributed and sung by none other than the Van Morrison of Gothic Crooners himself, Mr Nicholas Cave.
The Birthday Party had made a fashion statement by moving to West Berlin to fit in with their tiresome 'miserable sod' image. It was there that Mr Cave met The Skin(die Haut)....sounds like a terrible schlock horror film. 
The results of this conflagration are somewhat better than most of the Birthday Party back catalogue.
This is where Cave found his drummer victim, Thomas Wydler, for his endlessly repeating 'Bad Seeds' project.


A1 Stow-A-Way 7:14
A2 Tokyo Express 2:57
A3 Truck Love 3:51
B1 The Victory 3:43
B2 Pleasure Is The Boss 3:50
B3 Dumb Europe 6:30
B4 This Flame Will Never Die 1:18


Henk Madrotter said...

Jep, saw them at one of those Pandora Festivals in Rotterdam with Cave singing... He was incredibly drunk but it was a pretty good concert, after them Niew Hip Stielen were playing and they really blew me away.... Saw mister Cave too with The Birthday Party once, great, great concert but very, very short, maybe half an hour or so and the audience started rioting a bit :)

Jonny Zchivago said...

was it you who gave me a load of unreleased Niew Hip Stielen once? including live at the pandora festival?

Henk Madrotter said...

Yes that was me :) And they're back in the studio again!