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Tracklist

King Of Soul4:02
Raintime4:39
Bottom Drawer4:42
Kansas3:53
Swing Like A Baby4:06
See My Wife3:55
The Holey Man4:16
Hang On Me (For Papa)5:08
Shut That Door5:40

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Michael Allen’s favorite Wolfgang Press album.

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    Cover of Bird Wood Cage, 1988-11-07, CDBird Wood Cage
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    4AD – CAD 810 CDUK1988UK1988
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    Rough Trade – ROUGH US 56 CD, 4AD – ROUGH US 56 CDUS1988US1988
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    4AD – CAD 810, Virgin – VG 50397Greece1988Greece1988
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    4AD – CAD 810, Vertigo – CAD 810Canada1988Canada1988
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    4AD – CAD 810, Virgin – VG 50397Greece1988Greece1988
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    Cover of Wolfgang Press, 1988, CassetteWolfgang Press
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    4AD – noneUK1988UK1988
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    Vertigo – 836 928-4, 4AD – 836 928-4Canada1988Canada1988
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    Cover of Bird Wood Cage, 1989, VinylBird Wood Cage
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    4AD – 670.9013, 4AD – CAD 810, 4AD – 00602Brazil1989Brazil1989
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    4AD – 767.9013Brazil1989Brazil1989
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    Cover of Bird Wood Cage, 1990-03-21, CDBird Wood Cage
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    4AD – CY-4655Japan1990Japan1990
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    MG Records (2) – MG 0823Poland1991Poland1991
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    Cover of Bird Wood Cage, 1998, CDBird Wood Cage
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    Digi Music – 137PolandPoland
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    • wolf242's avatar
      wolf242
      Wolfgang Press' best release ever. great music, climatic and dark
      • cvoltaire02's avatar
        cvoltaire02
        This is perhaps the Wolfgang Press' best release ever. The group's full potential is fully realized here, as well as Allen's highly expressive vocals (he could almost pass for Nick Cave!). Whereas previous releases like 'Standing Up Straight' and 'Burden Of Mules' might have sounded more gothic and a bit self-indulgent, 'Birdwood' shows a re-invented group of many moods and styles. They actually sound like they're having fun! The lead track 'King Of Soul', is twisted funk, complete with female backing vocals. 'Kansas' takes this even further wrapping itself up in a harder and funkier mid-tempo groove accented with loud strains of wah-wah guitar. 'Shut That Door' is even MORE extreme (think of Birthday Party getting it on with James Brown AND Funkadelic circa 1970 and you might get the idea). Other tracks like 'Bottom Drawer' and 'Holey Man' are cooler in delivery (the former is a nice dubby tune) but they still maintain that tension that seems to appear throughout this album from start to finish. This only serves to compliment the more upbeat tracks. Perfect balance. One of the most original releases I've ever owned.

        The CD adds the contents of the previous 'Big Sex' EP release from 1987.

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