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Birthday Party  - Pleasure Heads Must Burn
Birthday Party - Pleasure Heads Must Burn
Actors: Birthday Party, Nick Cave
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003     1hr 0min

The first ever DVD to feature The Birthday Party, the internationally acclaimed band that launched Nick Cave onto the world stage. The DVD features a host of very rare material. The original promo videos for "Nick The St...  more »


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Actors: Birthday Party, Nick Cave
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Cherry Red
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/18/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1982
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"The new material is worth the price of the disc! The TV appearances and promos: "Fears of Gun", "Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)" and "junkyard" are the crispest quality video of the Birthday Party I've ever seen. And the version of "Deep in the Woods" is incredible. Definitely give you nightmares! I've owned the Pleasure Heads VHS since 85, and was always frustrated by the video quality (It's 20 year old video, afterall). Maybe it's wishful tinking, but even the Hacienda material seems sharper.
--Robert Westermeyer"
Is that smoke I smell?
Sylvie N. Gassaway | 08/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're like me (and I know I am), you appreciate the curse of the post-modern man; that is, being born AFTER all your interests and heroes have already died or become passe. I happen to have been born the same year the Birthday Party crashed and, as a consequence, never had the opportunity to witness the barely controlled chaos of a live show. Luckily for me (and others like me), someone thought to bring a video camera.
The extra material, including some pretty wicked Black Flag footage, is a nice thick icing on an already sweet Birthday cake. Make a wish."
Very Cool!
B. Poelman | Salt Lake City, Utah United States | 05/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm really excited that I actually own this DVD! Some of this footage is priceless. The DVD contains concert footage as well as T.V. and music video footage, and is a wonderful collection of images whether a Birthday Party fan or not. This is a video document worthy of placement in a time capsule. It just proves how boring, static, uninspiring, and "safe" today's music is! If you think today's "punk" or hip-hop is challenging or pioneering you desperately need this in order to get some perspective!"