“Hands up, who wants to die?!” begins this dark, funny, macabre, noisy, and utterly unique compilation from The Birthday Party, who have exploded into our lives of late, as I have been blasting their music nearly every day when I come home for work.
This album, consisting of two EPs originally released in 1983, is just one of their's that has gotten me in such a tizzy, but I chose it because of it's spectacular songs “Mutiny in Heaven“, and “Deep in the Woods” as well as being a great introduction (even though it's from later in their brief career as a band).
They are usually referred to as one of the most challenging bands to come out of the punk scene in the 80s. If that's true, I can guarantee it's worth it.