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The Birthday Party: Abbo — The Album

Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 13 June 1981

WHEN THE Birthday Party were recording their Prayers On Fire LP back "home" in Melbourne, Split Enz were recording Waiata in the studio next door. From time to time, one or another Enz would wander in, listen a while, and shake his head, muttering things like "It won't be a hit, you know. Take it from me, I've been in this business for six years, and I know what blah blah blah..."

 

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