Boys Next Door

(Melbourne, Victoria 75 – 80)
later known as The Birthday Party

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

These Boots are Made For Walking 7″ (Suicide, 103140) released Mar 78
Tracks: These Boots Are Made For Walking, Boy Hero

Various Artists – Lethal Weapons LP (Suicide, VXL1 4072) released May 78
Tracks: These Boots Are Made For Walking, Masturbation Generation, Boy Hero

Door, Door LP (Mushroom, L36931) recorded *Jun 78 & Jan 79, released 79
Tracks: The Nightwatchman*, Brave Exhibitions*, Friends Of My World*, The Voice*, Roman Roman*, Somebody’s Watching*, After A Fashion, Dive Position, I Mistake Myself, Shivers

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Swinburme College, Melbourne 19-8-77
Tracks: Blitzkrieg bop, Ain’t it funny, I’m 18, Gloria, Masturbation generation, Who needs you?, I put a spell on you, Commando, My generation, Big future, These boots are made for walking, World panic, Louie louie

Bananas, St Kilda, Melbourne 18-11-77
Tracks: I Need a Million, Ain’t It Funny, My Generation, I’m 18, Sex Crimes, Show Me a Sign, Who Needs You, World Panic, Joyride, All this Fuss, Masturbation Generation, Success Story, Secret Life, These Boots are Made For Walking, Sex Crimes

Rundle Mall, Adelaide Feb 78
Tracks: I need A Million, Big Future, I’m 18, Sex Crimes, These Boots are Made for Walking, Masturbation Generation, Can’t do it, Ain’t It Funny, Who Needs You, World Panic, Boy Hero

London Tavern, Melbourne 18-3-78
Tracks: Success story, These boots are made for walking, Big future, Joyride, Andy warhol, Mmasturbation generation, Sex crimes, Roman roman, Secret life, Spoilt music, Earthling in the orient, Boy hero, Friends of my world, The nightwatchman, Rude youth

Bananas, Melbourne 22-4-78 (Tracks unknown)

Preston Institute of Technology, Melbourne 28-4-78
Tracks: Sex crimes, Boy hero, Big future, The nightwatchman, Spoilt music, Success story, Roman roman, Conversations, Andy warhol, Friends of my world, Secret life, These boots are made for walking, Earthling in the orient, Somebody’s watching

Tiger Lounge, Richmond 24-10-78
Tracks: Caroline says, Earthling in the orient, The wrong person

Tiger Lounge, Melbourne 21-11-78
Tracks: Boy hero, Conversations, Friends of my world, Brave, Exhibitions, Shivers, Whatever it means, Mouth to mouth, AKA, The voice, Grand illusions, The wrong person, Caroline says, Earthling in the orient, Dive position, I mistake myself, Don’t split it, China girl, The nightwatchman, Big future, Somebody’s watching, Secret life, Andy warhol

3RRR Christmas Party, Storey Hall, Melbourne 21-12-78
Tracks: By hero, Conversations, Shivers, Mouth to mouth, AKA, Dive position, The nightwatchman, Caroline says, Something about our, I mistake myself, Personality crisis, Grand illusions, Somebody’s watching, China girl

 

Further Information;

http://www.nickcave.com/
http://mickharvey.com/

Line ups:

“proto-Boys Next Door”
73 – 75
Nick Cave (voc)
Mick Harvey (gtr)
Phil Calvert (drms)
John Cochivera (gtr)
Brett Purcell (bass)
Chris Coyne (sax)

Boys Next Door
75 – Dec 78
Nick Cave (voc)
Mick Harvey (gtr)
Phil Calvert (drms)
Tracy Pew (bass)

Dec 78 – 80
Nick Cave (voc)
Mick Harvey (gtr)
Phil Calvert (drms)
Tracy Pew (bass)
Rowland S Howard (gtr)

Rowland S Howard is ex-Young Charlatans
Mick Harvey is ex-Reals

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