Rock Clip of the Week

“Hands Up, Who Wants to Die?”

From the first moment you hear these bone-chilling words, you know you’re in the presence of Australian post-punk band The Birthday Party.

This track, “Sonny’s Burning” stuck with me for much of 1983 at parties, mixtapes and raveouts. I saw The Birthday Party perform this on an Easter Sunday night gig at Tut’s in Chicago the same year. Still rings favorably in my synapses. Enjoy the Friday live rock.

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