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Nick Cave: Sad Nick

Clinton Walker, Stiletto, February 1984

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY are probably the most important rock band Australia has ever produced. They made music that was blatantly rock at a time when rock was a dirty word, but then rock was necessary, an intense assault on all the senses. Surely, the influence they've exerted — that is, the legions of pallid imitators in their wake — is measure of their significance.

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