The Boys Next Door Discography
7" 1978 "These Boots Are Made For Walking"/"Boy Hero" March '78,
1000 - 1500 copies.
LP/CD 1978 "Lethal Weapons", compilation of Aussie punk bands. May 1978.
The original Suicide release exists in both black and white
vinyl. A white label promo of the Mushroom rerelease exists
as well. Boys Next Door tracks are:
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Suicide VXL 2407
Suicide VXLI 4072
Mushroom Records L27112 (White Label 1983 rerelease)
Aztec Music, AVSCD028 (CD rerelease in 2007)
CA 1979 "From The Archives" Aussie cassette contains "Scatterbrain",
as well as the track "Enemy Of State" by the Torn Ox Bodeys
(anagram of Boys Next Door). 1982 rerelease also contains
"Ho Ho" (sung by Nick), and "Pleasure Heads" (live 15/1/82).
7" 1979 "Shivers"/"Dive Position". Exists with two different designs.
Purple sleeve with Mushroom printed on it, as well as on the
label, or purple sleeve with Festival on it, with mushrooms
drawn on the label, as well as the contour of Australia.
Original copies have old Mushroom beige label.
LP/CD 1979 "Door Door". Contents:
CA The Nightwatchman
Friends Of My World
After A Fashion
I Mistake Myself
Mushroom Records, D 19227, L 19227 and C 19227
Mushroom, L 36931
Mute, DOORCD 1 (1993 rerelease)
Alfa Records, (Japanese rerelease)
IRS CD 971.281 (1993 rerelease)
EP 1979 "Hee Haw" 1st pressing 500 copies included an insert sheet.
(Some of?) first pressing had labels on the wrong sides.
December 1979. Later released as a Birthday Party EP.
A Catholic Skin
The Red Clock
Death By Drowning
The Hair Shirt
Missing Link, MLEP-3
Missing Link, ING 008 (rerelease)
7" 1979 "Scatterbrain", gig freebie at the Crystal Ballroom in
St. Kilda. 500 copies with band picture. November 1979.
Crystal Ballroom CBR 1
7" 1979 "Hangin' Around The House/Holiday House" by Peter Lillee
and the Leisuremasters, has Mick Harvey playing guitar,
and in the June 1979 Roadrunner, Bruce Milne says (in his
independent singles column) of the same single, "I'm not one
to spread possible blackmail rumours but the Boys Next Door
can be heard on the flip singing 'grouse' at the end of the
lines." At least Phill and Mick are doing background vocals.
Missing Link MLS4
7" 1980 "Samurai Star/The Man From Brashs/Dangerman Theme" by Peter Lillee
features Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Phill Calvert.
Missing Link MLS12
7" 1980 "Happy Birthday"/"Riddle House", also a gig give-away,
750 copies. February 1980.
Missing Link, MLS 16
LP 1980 "The Birthday Party", originally credited to Boys Next Door.
1982 rerelease has a different cover, and doesn't mention
Boys Next Door anymore.
Hats On Wrong
The Hair Shirt
The Friend Catcher
Waving My Arms
The Red Clock
Missing Link, Link 7
CD 2005 "Alternative Animals", Australian punk scene compilation + CDrom, including
interview and recordings from the 28/04/78 Melbourne concert.
Secret Life (on CDrom)
Success Story (on CDrom)
Back to Nick Cave Collector's Hell
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