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It's Still Living

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Released  May 1985
Release date  May 1985
Genre  Post-punk
Artist  The Birthday Party
Label  Missing Link
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Recorded  15 January 1982 Astor Theatre St Kilda, Victoria
It's Still Living (1982)  Mutiny/The Bad Seed (1983)
Similar  The Birthday Party albums, Post-punk albums

It's Still Living is a live album by The Birthday Party recorded at The Astor Theatre in St Kilda, Victoria on 15 January 1982, and released in May 1985. The initial LP release in 1985 by the band's former manager and backer Keith Glass, on his Missing Link label, was not sanctioned by the band. The sound quality of the recording is poor and it is marred by technical glitches (mainly the sounds of the amps crackling and shorting out). In 1991 the album was re-released on the Virgin label, with the LP being released on green vinyl.


The photograph of the band was taken by Peter Milne on the Birthday Party's first trip back home after taking up residency in London. This shoot was in the studio of Victoria College in High Street, Prahran. According to the album liner notes film footage of the concert was shot by Paul Goldman and Evan English (aka The Rich Kids). The footage, however, has never been released.

Birthday Party

  • Phill Calvert — drums
  • Nick Cave — vocals
  • Mick Harvey — guitar
  • Rowland Howard — guitar
  • Tracy Pew — bass
  • Credits

  • Engineer — Chris Thompson
  • Mixed — The Birthday Party, Tony Cohen
  • Artwork — James McDonald
  • Photography — Peter Milne
  • Songs

    1King Ink5:24
    2Zoo Music Girl3:06
    3The Dim Locator3:21


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