Birthday Party

Birthday Party band name explanation - Harold Pinter playThey were the pride and joy of famous English BBC disc jockey John Peel, this Australian group that was first called The Boys Next Door and that owed its comparative awareness among others to Nick Cave who was one of the members.

The adoration of the Radio 1 presenter by the way was completely useless. To find its new name the post punk band from Melbourne reached into the bookcase and what came out? A Harry Pinter play called – yes - The Birthday Party, from 1958.

Active: 1976-1983, AUS
Site: http://www.thebirthdayparty.com.au/

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