Birthday Party was the most impressive thing that happen to rock after the punk explosion and Joy Division! Their music was a cry from deep within - punk in its own unique way!
They found little commercial success during their career. Though often indirect, their influence has been far-reaching, and have been called one of "the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early '80s."
In his lyrics, Nick Cave combined "sacred and profane" things, using Old Testament imagery, with stories about sin, curses and damnation.
Their 1981 single "Release the bats" was particularly influential in the gothic scene. Some of their material was also qualified as no wave.
Mutiny! is the band's final studio recording, released in 1983.
"Express yourself! Say something loudly!"