The Birthday Party was the first album by The Idle Race and is considered a classic of British psychedelic pop.
Idle Racefrom Birmingham were the first serious band of the later ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne, whose arranging skills are already developed here: baroque, wonderfully melodic freakbeat songs and typical British eccentricity. Perfect Psychpop
The cover features a mock birthday party attended by many British celebrities, including most Radio 1 disc jockeys, the Beatles, the Duke of Windsor, actor Warren Mitchell in his role as Alf Garnett, and bandleader Jeff Lynne as an eight-year-old schoolboy.
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