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The Birthday Party: The Bad Seed EP

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

"IF, LOVING a woman more than anything in the world, or anticipating the possibility of such a love, one were suddenly to see her chained to a wall behind iron bars with a warder standing over her with a stick, such a feeling would be somewhat similar to the feeling the prince had now..." – and somewhat akin to the knowledge that informs the latest recording of The Birthday Party.

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