Lydia Lunch with Rowland S. Howard/
The Birthday Party

(London/Europe March 1982 - August 1982)

Discography


Discography: a chronological overview of all record releases. 
Recordings for Lydia Lunch with Rowland S.Howard/The Birthday Party. 
Shotgun Wedding band listed seperately. Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Regular releases

R.S. HOWARD & LYDIA LUNCH - SOME VELVET MORNING - SINGLE (Sep-82)

Some Velvet -front R.S. HOWARD & LYDIA LUNCH - SOME VELVET MORNING (12")

Tracklist: Some Velvet Morning/ I Fell In Love With A Ghost

Recording info: Recorded @ Riverside Studios, London during a one day session in Mar-82. Engineered by Peter Williams.

Notes: "I Fell In Love With A Ghost" has the lyrics to the last ever 13.13 song Lydia wrote. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard, Mick Harvey, Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson and Genevieve McGuckin.

  • 4AD records -BAD 210 (UK,Sep-82)
  • Missing Link records -MISS 34.12 (AU,1982)

Some Velvet -back

EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN: THIRSTY ANIMAL - SINGLE (1982)

EN: Thirsty brown -front EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN: THIRSTY ANIMAL (12")

Tracklist: Thirsty Animal/ Durstiges Tier

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio, Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard and Lydia Lunch with Einstürzende Neubauten and Alex Hacke.

Notes: Also available on "Kalte Sterne (Early recordings)" CD (Mute Jun-04).

  • Film Palast/Rip Off records (GE,1982) Red/brown matt cover.
    Ltd. to 3000 copies.

EN: Thirsty brown -back

EN: Thirsty black -front EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN: THIRSTY ANIMAL (12")

Tracklist: Thirsty Animal/ Durstiges Tier

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio, Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun-82. Personnel: Rowland S.Howard and Lydia Lunch with Einstürzende Neubauten and Alex Hacke.

Notes: Also available on "Kalte Sterne (Early recordings)" CD (Mute Jun-04).

  • Film Palast/Rip Off records (GE,1982) Red/black shiny cover.
    Repressing.

EN: Thirsty black -back

THE CRUMB - SINGLE (07-Mar-88)

The Crumb -front THE CRUMB (12"/CS)

Tracklist: The Crumb(*)// Done Dun/ Dead River

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82 and @ Cold Storage Studios in London Aug-82, except for (*) recorded @ New York City,Brooklyn,BC studio in May-87. Initial mix by Steve Montgomery in London in Aug-82. Personnel in 1982 (at various intervals, but never all together): Lydia Lunch, Genevieve McGuckin, Murray Mitchell [13.13], Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S.Howard and Tracy Pew. Personnel in 1987: Lydia Lunch (voices)/ Thurston Moore (guitar/voices) and Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim G. Thirlwell) (loops/treatments).

Note: Split release. Side 1 with Thurston Moore [Sonic Youth]. Side 2 are recordings with members of the Birthday Pary during 1982. Remixed by Jim G. Thirlwell with some guitar overdubs done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York in May-87. "Dead River" and "Done Dun" were left fairly untouched from the original 1982 recordings. "Dead River"(2:19) on this release is shorter and with less overdubs than on the album version. "The Crumb" track also appears as extra track on the "Stinkfist" CD release.

  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 13 (UK,07-Mar-88) 12"
  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 13C (UK,07-Mar-88) CS
  • Widowspeak/ Dutch East India Trading -WSP 13 (US,Fall 1988) 12"

The Crumb -back

HONEYMOON IN RED - ALBUM (14-Mar-88)

Honeymoon In Red CD-front HONEYMOON IN RED (LP/CD/CS)

Tracklist: Come Fall/ So Your Heart(*)/ Dead River/ Three Kings// Done Dun/ Still Burning/ Fields Of Fire/ Dead In The Head

Recording info: Recorded @ Game Studio in Berlin-Kreuzberg in Jun/Jul-82 and @ Cold Storage Studios in London Aug-82, except for (*) recorded @ New York City,Brooklyn,BC studio in May-87. Initial mix by Steve Montgomery in London in Aug-82. Personnel in 1982 (at various intervals, but never all together): Lydia Lunch, Genevieve McGuckin, Murray Mitchell [13.13], Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew. Personnel in 1987: Lydia Lunch (voices)/ Thurston Moore (guitar/voices) and Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim G. Thirlwell) (loops/treatments).

Note: Recordings with members of the Birthday Pary, which were at the time deemed inferior to the "Some Velvet Morning" single recordings. This record was supposed to be released by People's Records (run by Michael Schäumer & Michael Voigt [Monogam Records]) in 1982, but the label went bankrupt and the tapes were lost for years. One of the master reels has been lost forever. The surviving tapes were remixed by Jim Thirlwell and some guitar overdubs were done by Thurston Moore @ the BC studios in Brooklyn,New York in May-87. Released in this form without the consent of Nick Cave and Mick Harvey (they are listed on the album with aliases) because of the remixing which didn't leave many of the originals intact. Only "Dead River" and "Done Dun" were left fairly untouched and are also available on Lydia Lunch's "The Crumb" 12" (UK Widowspeak -WSP 13)["Dead River"(2:19) on this release is shorter and with less overdubs].

  • Widowspeak/Rough Trade records -WSP 12 (UK,14-Mar-88) LP
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO 33064 (NL,1988) LP
  • DiDi Music records (GR,1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12 (US,Fall 1988) LP
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12C (US,Fall 1988) CS
  • Widowspeak -WSP 12CD (US,May-90) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso records -TORSO CD146 (NL,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Widowspeak/Torso/EFA -TORSO CD146/EFA 02353 (GE,1990) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Atavistic records -ALP54CD (US,09-Jul-96) CD
    Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".
  • Bang! Records -BANG!-LP109 (ES,Oct-16) LP Includes extra track "Some Velvet Morning".

Honeymoon In Red CD-back



Compilations

KINO AUS DER KASSETTE - TAPE (1982)

Kino a/d Kassette KINO AUS DER KASSETTE (TAPE)

Tracklist: The Birthday Party: Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!) & Funhouse (with Lydia Lunch on guest vocals). Also including album tracks by Malaria!, Mona Mur, etc..

Recording info: Birthday Party tracks recorded @ Stollwerck, Köln (GE) 02-Jul-82.

  • Independent release (GE,1982)




Unofficial releases

A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR THE CELEBRATION OF SOMEONE'S BIRTH - ALBUM (1987)

BP: Social-front A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR THE CELEBRATION OF SOMEONE'S BIRTH (LP)

Tracklist:1.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 2.Dead Joe/ 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Six Inch Gold Blade// 6.Junkyard/ 7.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 09.Funhouse

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Birthday Party concert, taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Very good quality. Complete concert also included "Release The Bats" and "She's Hit". Tracks 1-3,5,7 and "She's Hit" are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse".

  • Antipode/Deathrec. -BP001 (GE,1987)

BP: Social-back

THE FRONT ROW IS NOT FOR THE FRAGILE - ALBUM (2004)

Front Row -front THE FRONT ROW IS NOT FOR THE FRAGILE (LP)

Tracklist: Dead Joe/ Junkyard/ The Friend Catcher/ Big Jesus Trash Can// Sad Dark Eyes/ A Dead Song/ Dead In The Head/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ (Sometimes)Pleasure Heads Must Burn.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Vera, Groningen (NL) on 05-Jun-82.

Note: Birthday Party concert, taken from a fair quality audience recording. Cuts in several songs. Complete concert also included "She's Hit", "Release The Bats", "Catman" and "Loose". Lydia Lunch (vocals) joins The Birthday Party on "Dead In The Head". Back cover picture shows Shotgun Wedding (RSH & Lydia Lunch's band in 1991). Manufactured by www.gzvinyl.com.

  • Tuff Monk Records -TF-386 (EU,2004)

Front Row -back

FUNHOUSE - ALBUM (2006)

BP: Funhouse -front FUNHOUSE (LP)

Tracklist: Big Jesus Trash Can/ Dead Joe/ The Friend Catcher/ A Dead Song/ 6" Gold Blade/ Junkyard// Release The Bats/ Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ She's Hit/ (Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ Funhouse.

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Birthday Party concert. Complete concert, taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Good sound quality except for last track. The overall quality of the vinyl is fair and also has one flaw in the first track. Tracks 1-3,5 and 8-9 are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse".

  • A-Lad-Insane -8207 (EU,2006)

BP: Funhouse -back

WELCOME TO THE CAR SMASH - ALBUM (2011)

Welcome to the car smash -front WELCOME TO THE CAR SMASH (LP)

Tracklist:1.Big Jesus Trash Can/ 2.Dead Joe/ 3.The Friend Catcher/ 4.A Dead Song/ 5. Six Inch Gold Blade// 6.Junkyard/ 7.Hamlet(Pow!Pow!Pow!)/ 8.(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn/ 09.Funhouse

Recording info: Recorded @ the Aladin club in Bremen (DE) on 01-Jul-82.

Note: Taken from a Radio Bremen -Pop 3- FM broadcast. Very good quality. Complete concert also included "Release The Bats" and "She's Hit". Tracks 1-3,5,7 and "She's Hit" are also available (in superior soundquality) on the official "LIVE 1981-82" CD. Lydia Lunch (vocals) on "Funhouse". Surpisingly for a 21st century vinyl release this one sounds good. Good quality vinyl, no hiss. Previously released on "A Social Gathering" (1987) and "Funhouse" (2006) bootlegs.

  • No label (EU,2011)

Welcome to the car smash -back


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