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Anita Lane – some Great Albums
Some great Albums from wonderful Oz songwriter and performer , who has been involved in cutting-edge and avant-garde music for almost 30 years now!

Anita was born in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1950s and began singing and writing songs at age 16. She was a classmate with Rowland S. Howard who would later from and with .

Lane became Cave’s girlfriend and moved to London with the band in 1980. She co-wrote the lyrics of three songs for The Birthday Party (“Dead Joe”, “Kiss Me Black” and “A Dead Song”) before they imploded in 1983.

Lane is sometimes credited as a founding member of and , which was forged from the debris left behind by The Birthday Party’s demise. She had an undeniably strong influence upon Nick Cave and his work, often cited as his “muse”, although her only recorded performance with the band is a ‘cameo’ verse on the Bob Dylan cover “Death Is Not The End” from the album Murder Ballads. co-wrote the lyrics of the title track to the band’s 1984 LP, From Her to Eternity, as well as the lyrics of the song “Stranger Than Kindness” from Your Funeral, My Trial. She also began to perform and record her own songs.

In the great “Ghosts… Of The Civil Dead”, soundtrack by Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld and Mick Harvey, Anita sings on video A Prison In The Desert.

She worked with the German band Die Haut before recording Dirty Sings under her own name. She was joined on the record by Nick Cave, and Bad Seeds , Thomas Wydler, and , who produced.

With , Lane has recorded a series of albums that showcased the dichotomy between her baby doll voice and the sexual longing of her lyrics. These include a pair of albums of Serge Gainsbourg’s covers, 1995’s The Intoxicated Man and 1997’s Pink Elephants.

Harvey also produced Lane’s 1993 collection, Dirty Pearl, which compiled tracks from Lane’s work with Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut, as well as exclusive album tracks.

Harvey co-wrote several songs, including the UK hit single, “The World’s A Girl”. Lane’s most recent collaboration with Harvey is 2001’s Sex O’ Clock.

So we’re real happy to present some great albums from – thanks to Joe le Taxi!

We already posted some Anita stuff here.

First, Anita appears on 3 tracks on the great bootleg Tom Waits,Nick Cave and-friends

Also Anita wrote the lyrics for the English language version of “Blume” from ‘s ‘Malediction‘ album.
The first LP of her’s I heard was the wonderful LP “Black Pearl” (posted below) which was amongst the albums of the year back in 1993!

Contained therein was the wonderful song “Blume

Check more Anita here:

A full Anita Lane Discography here:

Jesus Almost Got Me
The Groovy Guru
Sexual Healing
Blume [Einstuerzende Neubauten]
Subterranean World (How Long …?) [Die Haut]
Picture Of Mary
The World’s A Girl
Stories Of Your Dreams
A Prison In The Desert [from Ghosts… ]
The Fullness Of His Coming [The Birthday Party]

If I Should Die
I’m A Believer
Lost in Music
Sugar In A Hurricane

Dirty Pearl

Mick Harvey produced this collection, Dirty Pearl, which compiled tracks from Lane’s work with Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut, as well as exclusive album tracks.

Some great contributions here to from Nick Cave and a few other Bad Seeds.

Contained here too is the wonderful Einstuerzende Neubauten song “Blume

This was recorded at @ studios in Berlin in Aug-82, and personnel included Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard , Tracy Pew and Anita Lane.

The album also includes a Birthday Party track The Fullness Of His Coming.

The CD version includes the “Dirty Sings” EP.

At the sessions, a song called “I Killed It With A Shoe” was also recorded, but remains unreleased to date. Judging from the title maybe for the better. 😉

  • Mute records -STUMM 81 (UK,Oct-93) LP
  • Mute records -CD STUMM 81 (UK,Oct-93) CD
  • Pony Canyon records -PCCY-00789 (JP,1993) LP/CD

Anita Lane – Jesus Almost Got Me

Here she be:


Anita Lane – Dirty Pearl [1995]


with a higher bitrate


The World’s A Girl
I Love You…Nor Do I

The World's A Girl

Mick Harvey co-wrote the UK hit single, “The World’s A Girl”.

Anita Lane – The World’s A Girl

Here she be:

Anita Lane - Sex O'Clock

Artist: Anita Lane
Title Of Album: Sex O’Clock
Year Of Release: Oct 23, 2001
Label: Mute Records
Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop, Vocal
Quality/Bitrate: MP3 / 320 kbit/s / 44.1 Khz / Stereo
Total Time: 43:12 min
Total Size: 100 Mb

Home Is Where The Hatred Is
The Next Man That I See
Do That Thing
I Hate Myself
A Light Possession
I Love You, I Am No More
Like Caesar Needs A Brutus
Do The Kamasutra
The Petrol Wife
Bella Ciao

Sex O' Clock

Another great album with contributions again from Mick Harvey!

‘This release is an intoxicating and addictive treat by the unique Anita Lane. Singing/speaking in equal parts Claudine Longet, Jane Birkin and Nick Cave, she inhabits these songs with melancholy resignation….’.

– amazon reviewer

Personnel included:

Anita Lane (vocals); Bertrand Burgalat (arranger); Mick Harvey (various instruments); Cyril Garac, Thierry Koehl, Odile Ollagnon, Sebastien Surel (violin); Marylene Vinciguerra (viola); Christian Lechevretel (trumpet, horns); Thomas Wydler (drums); Jayney Klimek (background vocals). Engineers include: David McCluney, Kevin Paul, Flood. Recorded at Atlantis, AAV, Melbourne, Australia; The Instrument, Abbey Road, London, England; Tricatel Studios, Paris, France.

Anita Lane – Do That Thing

Nice vid directed by Directed by Tony Mahone …. also includesMr. Harvey!

Here she be:


Barry Adamson / Anita Lane – The Thought System Of Love (1991)
Label: Mute Records Ltd.
Catalog#: 12 MUTE 119
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Breaks, Downtempo
Credits: Arranged By – Barry Adamson
Engineer – Paul Kendall
Guitar – Rowland S. Howard (tracks: A1 to B1)
Mixed By, Producer – Barry Adamson , Paul Kendall
Vocals – Anita Lane (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Written By – Lee Hazlewood (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Rating: 4.4/5

An original tracks interpretations of the classic Lee Hazlewood tracks!

This EP contains tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack “Delusion”.


A1 These Boots Are Made For Walking (Extended Box Fresh Mix)
A2 These Boots Are Made For Walking (The ‘Bonnie Floats On Airwear’ Mix)
B1 Go Johnny
B2 These Boots Are Made For Walking (Sleepwalking Mix)

Here she be:


Big thanks to joe le taxi and the original posters

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September 26, 2008 Posted by | Anita Lane, Barry Adamson, Blixa Bargeld, Die Haut, Einstürzende Neubauten, Lee Hazlewood, Mick Harvey, Music_Alternative, Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | 2 Comments