Annotation

Recorded December 1980 and January 1981 at A.A.V. Studio 2, Melbourne, except Dull Day and Just You and Me recorded at Richmond Recorders. Mixed at A.A.V, January 1981.
Contains an inner sleeve with lyrics.

Annotation last modified on 2016-02-16 10:10 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Zoo-Music Girl 4 2:32
A2 Cry 2:39
A3 Capers 2:38
A4 Nick the Stripper 3:50
A5 Ho-Ho 3:06
A6 Figure of Fun 2:47
B1 King Ink 4:39
B2 A Dead Song 2:12
B3 Yard 5:02
B4 Dull Day 3:03
B5 Just You and Me 2:01

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

clarinet and electric bass guitar:
Tracy Pew (track B2)
electric bass guitar:
Tracy Pew (tracks A1–B1, B4–B5)
drums (drum set):
Phillip Calvert (tracks A1–B5)
Nick Cave (track B5)
organ:
Mick Harvey (tracks A1, A6)
double bass:
Tracy Pew (track B3)
electric guitar:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (tracks A1–B4)
Mick Harvey (tracks A2, A4–A5, B3)
electric guitar and piano:
Mick Harvey (track B2)
snare drum:
Mick Harvey (track B1)
saxophone:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (track B5)
Nick Cave (track B3)
piano:
Nick Cave (track B1)
Mick Harvey (tracks A3, B4–B5)
background vocals:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (tracks A2–A3)
Mick Harvey (track A2)
composer:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (tracks A1, A3, A6–B1, B4)
Nick Cave (tracks A2, A4, A6–B3)
Mick Harvey (track B5)
Genevieve McGuckin (track A5)
guest trumpet:
Phillip Jackson (track A1)
guest brass:
Stephen Ewart (track A4)
Mick Hunter (track A4)
Phillip Jackson (track A4)
guest background vocals:
Pierre (provided backing vocals for Birthday Party) (track A2)
lead vocals:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (track A5)
Nick Cave (tracks A1–A4, A6–B5)
lyricist:
Rowland S. Howard (Australian rock musician) (tracks A5, B4)
Nick Cave (tracks A1–A2, A4, A6–B1, B3, B5)
Anita Lane (track B2)
Genevieve McGuckin (track A3)
recording of:
A Dead Song (track B2)
Capers (track A3)
Cry (track A2)
Dull Day (track B4)
Figure of Fun (track A6)
Ho-Ho (track A5)
Just You and Me (track B5)
King Ink (track B1)
Nick the Stripper (track A4)
Yard (track B3)
Zoo-Music Girl (track A1)

Release Group

part of:Q Magazine: 20 Loudest Albums of All Time (number: 14) (order: 15)
Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 93) (order: 93)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/20089 [info]