Birthday Party: Prayers on Fire 12"

Drastic Plastic Records


After signing with 4AD in 1980, The Birthday Party entered Armstrong's Audio Visual Studios in Melbourne, Australia with engineer Tony Cohen to cut their first international full-length, Prayers On Fire, an aggressive onslaught of controlled chaos and terror, issued in March 1981. Cave’s dark lyrics are barked and howled over demonic melodies, evoking sounds of jazz, pure destruction, and a bone-chilling sideshow carnival. The group then embarked on their first UK tour, supporting labelmates Bauhaus.
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