BABE I'M ON FIRE

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2017 = me listening to this . . . often

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJGalE3vn0

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:15 (three years ago) link

i'm not a big cave fan but i do really like this song

brimstead, Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:23 (three years ago) link

http://68.media.tumblr.com/e0ccf78baeff47e6ed22f331e9108f52/tumblr_n0yh6ce8Qa1qa7bh4o1_500.jpg

Fred says it, Daphne says it
Scooby says it, Shaggy says it
The ghouls and the ghosts
And near-sighted Velma says
BABE I'M ON FIRE

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:53 (three years ago) link

There's nothing not to love about Nick's insane stick insect dancing in the video.
Also the credit "Nick Cave was.....the drug addled wreck"

Dan.S., Saturday, 2 September 2017 09:32 (three years ago) link

Sometimes I listen to it back-to-back a few times and suddenly an hour has gone by.

Eazy, Saturday, 2 September 2017 12:43 (three years ago) link

for me, this song is to nick cave what 'blindness' is to the fall, that sort of late career monolith of a song that towers over everything else they've put out in the last twenty years, and even in my state of disenchantment bordering on complete apostasy, it gives me that fleeting frisson of belief once more. maybe every other severely long-in-the-tooth indie-rock band has one of these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAHbSAJjTls

plp will eat itself (NickB), Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:10 (three years ago) link

It's just about the only track worth anything on "Nocturama".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 2 September 2017 16:05 (three years ago) link

"Dead Man In My Bed" is also great but otherwise yeah

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 September 2017 16:16 (three years ago) link

"Higgs Boson Blues" especially the slower dream-like version on the Live at KCRW is another Nick Cave tune from the last few years I have gone through periods of listening to over and over.

earlnash, Saturday, 2 September 2017 16:18 (three years ago) link

:It's just about the only track worth anything on "Nocturama".

I was going to say; it's an amazing song, the rest of the album is a complete snooze

akm, Saturday, 2 September 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link

i like 'bring it on' but yeah

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 September 2017 20:33 (three years ago) link

Oh yeah, that's the other one from that album I kept.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 2 September 2017 22:02 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xjNb-nBC8

crüt, Saturday, 2 September 2017 22:29 (three years ago) link

I have this memory of ilx really not liking this track when it was new, is that just something I thought?

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 3 September 2017 00:34 (three years ago) link

Babe was the b-side to Bring It On, no need for the album itself at all

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Sunday, 3 September 2017 03:24 (three years ago) link

Aside from Bring It On and Babe I'm On Fire, I also like Wonderful Life myself but its still a far from essential album. Think he was drifting for a bit: Abattoir Blues is a bit overblown Neil Diamond for me, and Dig Lazarus Dig is fun but not a lot of real spark, but the last two have been great.

Dan.S., Sunday, 3 September 2017 09:37 (three years ago) link

Babe was the b-side to Bring It On, no need for the album itself at all

This song would be the ultimate jukebox-hogger.

Eazy, Sunday, 3 September 2017 12:17 (three years ago) link

this song is one of my all time faves

maura, Sunday, 3 September 2017 12:49 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

The disgraced country vicar says it
The crazed guitar picker says it
The beatnik, the peacenik
The apparachick says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=DcJGalE3vn0

mookieproof, Friday, 20 September 2019 04:19 (one year ago) link

The cop with his breathalyser
The paddy with his fertiliser
The man in the basement
That's getting a taste for it says
Babe, I'm on fire
Babe, I'm on fire

... (Eazy), Friday, 20 September 2019 04:23 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

mark s says it, momus says it
ned says it, djp says it
stet says it, madchen says it
everyone at the party says

mookieproof, Friday, 17 July 2020 02:40 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

hit me up, baby, and knock me down

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 November 2020 06:29 (one week ago) link


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