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classic records re-assessed – the final 2 Birthday Party EPs

Conceived in what sounded like William Burroughs most skin scratching skag fiend madness and played by a band that looked like fantastic corpses the last two Birthday Party EPs are a group at the top of their deadly game.

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from the archives : John Robb live review of The Birthday Party: Manchester Hacienda 1982

The Birthday Party are a band in meltdown and that’s a good thing for the viewer/voyeur.

Rock n roll only makes sense when it’s barely hanging together and when the malevolent black orchid of the band takes to the stage there is a genuine sense of cordite danger and limb flailing lunacy- a genuine and potent danger that fills the room far away from queuing at the bus stop beery bonhomie of the now trad punk scene.

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Conor Oberst | Dawes: Koko, London – live review

A still restless Conor Oberst delivers a full-on London show, backed by Dawes, provoking tears and joy.

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Method Man and Redman: The Ritz, Manchester – live review

Hip-hop legends return to Manchester’s Ritz. Louder Than War’s Mike Bennett reviews.

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The Jayhawks: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – live review

The often-reformed Jayhawks return to London for a show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne was there to review.

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