Nick Cave : Classic or Dud ?

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O.K. so I've only listened to 'Tender Prey ' and 'The Best of ' - so I don't know if he's got any better but I found them patchy for someone who's said to be such a great songwriter. I know he's been influential but when asked about my musical faves - they'll be invariably called Nick Cave copyists - which may be true but I like them MORE.WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO TO CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

'Arr ferk the nun inna jesuz bluud . . .DONKEY ! '

Geordie Racer, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

CLASSIC! I'll concede that his last two albums (new one included) haven't been as exciting as some of his previous work, but I personally feel his songwriting has remained top-drawer. That said, however, I truly miss the fire and brimstone of his more energetic work. To my ears, the last truly great album of his was MURDER BALLADS. While essentially a collection of covers, it showcases Cave & the `Seeds' range pretty nicely...from the cinematic to the savage. I'm also a huge supporter of the live album, LIVE SEEDS, recorded on the HENRY'S DREAM tour. The live renditions of tracks like "Papa Won't Leave You, Henry" and "John Finn's Wife" (among others) actually improve on the studio versions, I feel. Hands down, however, my favorite album of his remains THE GOOD SON. I'd also urge you to go pick up the "best-of" by the Birthday Party (Cave's previous outfit) dubbed HITS, which finds Nick in a much more aggressive vein. In any event, I truly feel that no matter how histrionic he may be, there is turly no one like him.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The Birthday Party one of the greatest groups ever. His solo stuff, up to and including Tender Prey, all classic. Since then, a little patchy. I thought Let Love In and The Boatman's Call were both marvellous; Murder Ballads and Henry's Dream were a mixture of the good and the overblown. I think he's relying on his style and charisma a bit too much these days, but then he must be around 40, so he's kept it up pretty well over the years. The Mercy Seat is certainly one of the greatest records ever made.

Johnathan, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

In all fairness to the man, he's now a middle-aged father of an eight- year old. It's probably a bit harder (and less exciting) to be a frightwigged, bedraggled harbinger of squallor when you've reached this point in your life.

alex in nyc, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

.. that is - unless you're the Geordie Racer !

Geordie Racer, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I was duly fortunate to catch the man in concert not three weeks ago in LA -- he opened with a solo piano version of "West Country Girl" that was loud, pissed off, mean and beautiful all at once. Age, etc. hasn't slowed him down at all. The show itself was utterly brilliant -- just him, piano, Warren Ellis, the Dirty Three drummer and Susan Stenger on bass, and it was amazing. The solo rearranged version of "Papa Won't Leave You Henry" is my number one 'must have an mp3 of it *NOW*' track right at present.

Classic? Beyond classic, fucking godlike more like. Try the _Live Seeds_ album, _Kicking Against the Pricks_ or _Let Love In_.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Your mileage may vary with Nick Cave, as I've found out, even amongst Nick Cave fans. We were sitting around at a local record store, talking music (good place for it, I guess), when Nick Cave's recent albums became part of the conversation, and favourite Cave record also crept in. I ventured Let Love In as my personal favourite, which often tends to be scoffed at by people who prefer the earlier, bleaker material. One of the guys there went so far as to say I wasn't a "true" Nick Cave fan, whatever the hell that means. I think you can pull something from almost all of his albums, but I find Let Love In and The Good Son to be compelling, and Tender Prey to be a great record as well. Hell, I even liked Boatman's Call.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't call him a dud but I don't think he's the classic songwriter he's now painted as - he seems to carry this great Romantic Artist burden around with him which is a bit quaint and on, say, the Boatman's Call when he seems to try and get serious it comes over as rather fusty. Interestingly in the new Mojo he's a very sympathetic interviewee - he seems very dissatisfied with Boatman's Call and generally squirmy when the interviewer flatters him.

There's been a real shift in how Cave is perceived. When I first started reading the press he was always treated as this borderline nutter goth smack freak, now he's an Important Figure, and in between there was this oh-it's-another-Nick-Cave-album period, which would always qualify the "He's good" with a big "But". I think that got it right, pretty much.

A handful of stunning tracks though - "Mutiny In Heaven", "Tupelo", "The Mercy Seat", "The Ship Song", "Do You Love Me?", "Stagger Lee". So surely not a dud.

Tom, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Sorry, Ned, but totally Dud. I especially dislike Cave's stifling seriousness and the ham-fisted band. The Birthday Party were dire also - they just couldn't get close to the lowdown, dirty drug n' murder blues. Sad thing was, they THOUGHT they could.

Dr. C, Thursday, 19 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Major major dud.

the pinefox, Friday, 20 April 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
I prefer NC to the Birthday Party. Also, this has probably been discussed elsewhere but Mick Harvey's Gainsbourg albums are very nice.

Mary (Mary), Thursday, 26 June 2003 12:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i think Cave's only got a few sorts of songs he can do well, so it's been lots of repeating himself for me -- and most of his albums have great songs on them plus substantial tracts of filler

The Good Son proved the leonard cohen territory was his ie a very well structured running sequence, and ambience that almost saves also-rans like "weeping song",
but he dropped the ball on Henry's Deam so badly that i really haven't been able to bother much since

I mean there are a few songs on Let Love In, but for me that's as patchy as the album that preceeded it (Henry)

i believe he can only do so many really good ballads though, and that he's revisited those same ballads so often with the recent albums

i say there're have been so few rock songs that i can count them -- "The good son" & "the hammer came down", "Long time man", "Jangling Jack", "John Finn's wife" -- that's one or at most two good rock songs for each of those albums ! (oh "papa won't save you Henry", "who will be the witness", "jack the ripper", "weeping song" all lousy songs, such rock-by-numbers stuff, will not save him)

go back to your funeral my trial for the whole range, great title track ballad through the true freak-show feel of "The Carny", (better than anything the residents had produced for oh, so-long), and then the great whine-o-drone of "long time man" and the succinct birthday party punch of "scum" -- a classic album, from when Cave had to produce decent stuff to keep his job and maintain and propogate his reputation

"Murder Ballads" a great Aussie cash-in for then career dwindlings of Kylie and Nick (and what an unexpected couple !! proving they're both really show-biz and contenders for legit. rock star -- i thought Cave had some outsider cred -- maybe this was needed to break the concept to new audiences ?? it worked i suppose, but just a big-budget re-rendering of "long time man" idea to me)

ok the birthday party and early bad seed stuff didn't get the easy pay-checks the concept and oomph of their mere presence deserved as real-life art in the public eye, so
good luck to him for those initial flashes of real brilliance

maybe he'd be best served by a "greatest rock songs" and "greatest 'love' songs" double greatest hits, and then save those good songs for singles and forget the nine-yards albums

(ie you should not produce a whole filled out album if you don't have enough good songs)

george gosset (gegoss), Thursday, 26 June 2003 13:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to adress all yr points, most of which I disagree with, but I've never really understood the bad rep of 'Henry's Dream'. It's really his most succesful 'eclectic' album since and 'tender prey'. As said upthread, the songs sound even better on the fantastic 'Livce Seeds' album. 'Plain Gold Ring' is a gem on that one..

Fabrice (Fabfunk), Thursday, 26 June 2003 13:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think it's at all surprising that he dated Kylie, because in its own dark, reverent way his material is just as generic, conservative, synthetic and lifeless as hers.

Momus (Momus), Thursday, 26 June 2003 14:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

at his show in chicago last week it struck me that nick reminds me of a dark-souled neil diamond for the alt rock set. and i mean that in the very best way possible.

otto midnight, Thursday, 26 June 2003 14:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so momus, of all people, is saying that nick cave is conservative: nothing shocks me anymore.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 26 June 2003 15:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

His stuff is utterly brilliant, including his last couple of albums. Nocturama is among his best, and No More Shall We Part may lack heavy punkish stuff but at times it suits the mood better than anything else. For me, Your Funeral... My Trial, The Good Son, and Let Love In just manage to top those last two.

Tijn, Thursday, 26 June 2003 17:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
I'm reading his biography The Bad Seed again, so I threw on my copy of the B-Day Party's Hits, and I must confess it gets a little old after awhile. I prefer the recent live album I've got over it, but I'm curious if the full-length B-Day Party albums play better than the compilation does (better paced, maybe?).

I've only heard three Cave solo tracks: his cover of Neil Young's "Helpless," which I love, his cover of the Beatles, "Let It Be," which I despise, and that song "I'll Love You Till The End Of The World," which is pretty nice. I'm guessing people would recommend The Good Son as the place to start checking out his solo work? From Her To Eternity?

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 13 July 2003 23:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

*ahem*

I trust many of you already know what my full first name is.

Mmm hmm.

So, um, what about my opinion regarding Nick Cave? Well, when you're able to selfishly claim that song for yourself, what other answer can you have but CLASSIC? All those naysayers can just kiss me. And Momus? I happen to like Kylie Minogue, too. She comes from a magical little place with little elfin fairies who spread their pixie dust all across this land. What do you say about Kylie's collaborations with the Manic Street Preachers? MSP also like Kylie.

But back to Nick Cave. Classic. A surprising one, too, considering how little I actually care for country. But I like this brand of graveyard country rock. And damn, I need to play "City of Refuge" now.

Innocent Dreamer (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 14 July 2003 00:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

big bad dud, the birthday party were dud too altho they had a couple of cool bass lines

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 00:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

jesus kylie has chose some rotten people to collaborate with for "rock" cred or whatever she was doing, the manic street preachers suck the dog too

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 00:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

duane how could you?!? rowland s howard is a gtr hero of mine

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 July 2003 00:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

when i saw them he was the worst thing about it, he just played on hi treble & tried to hurt people because he was sick cause they couldnt get any gear in christchurch

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 00:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that's what i love about roly poly

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 July 2003 00:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

fuckin spoiled brat, the correct thing to've done wouldve been to not even show up for the gig & actually put some real effort into trying to cop

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 00:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Uh, duane, the Manics contacted Kylie first, way back in 1991 or somesuch. It wasn't until years later that Kylie wanted to do anything with them. The Manics have gone on the record as being fans of Kylie's music, even the teenypop '80s years.

What do you think of The Bad Seeds? Surely you must like them... ?

I'm going to listen to my namesake song again.

Innocent Dreamer (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 14 July 2003 00:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

RSH lives just round the corner from me. his face seems to have partially melted off

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 July 2003 00:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dud. He lost is instantly when the Birthday Party broke up. ADMIT IT!!! Tracy Pew was always the cool one.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Monday, 14 July 2003 02:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dud. He lost it instantly when the Birthday Party broke up. ADMIT IT!!! Tracy Pew was always the cool one.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Monday, 14 July 2003 02:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ooops, double post, sorry

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Monday, 14 July 2003 02:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think it's at all surprising that he dated Kylie, because in its own dark, reverent way his material is just as generic, conservative, synthetic and lifeless as hers.
-- Momus

I may be new and not know shit but I do know I don't like this kid at all.

ben welsh (benwelsh), Monday, 14 July 2003 02:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

nar Rowly is still a legend!! he did a great gig a few years ago with a version of Lou reed's "Oh Jim" that sent shivers (fnarr) every which way

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 July 2003 03:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dude totally lives off the royalties to "Shivers" i'm sure

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 14 July 2003 03:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, sorry Jim, forgot about Rowly. The cover to 'Prayers on Fire'. Two drop dead cool human beings. Melbourne was right about something after all.

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Monday, 14 July 2003 03:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. I love everything from the Birthday Party up through the new solo stuff. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that No More Shall We Part is his best, most consistant record since Prayers on Fire.

Clay, Monday, 14 July 2003 03:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who likes Henry's Dream?

s1utsky (slutsky), Monday, 14 July 2003 03:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who likes Henry's Dream?

No, I really like it as well.

Clay, Monday, 14 July 2003 03:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is that what your album is going to be like then?

s1utsky (slutsky), Monday, 14 July 2003 03:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't follow you. Are you thinking of someone else?

Clay, Monday, 14 July 2003 03:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Uh, duane, the Manics contacted Kylie first, way back in 1991 or somesuch.

whatever

What do you think of The Bad Seeds? Surely you must like them... ?

no

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 05:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i shouldntve posted that it just sounds rude & mean, sorry. but nick cave is 1 of my top unfavourites.

duane, Monday, 14 July 2003 05:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

One very positive thing about Nick Cave's solo records, even from the start is that they sound quite good. In the past couple of weeks I have been going back and listening to "My Funeral, Your Trial", "The First Born Is Dead", "Tender Prey" and "Kicking Against The Pricks"; listening to these on headphones has really made me further appreciate the arrangements and production.

The last record of his I bought was "Murder Ballads" and I didn't really like it much and at the time was getting into some different music. I've been curious about the last three, but not enough to search them out.

earlnash, Monday, 14 July 2003 12:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The new one is pretty damn good, I think, if a little more mellow than usual.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 14 July 2003 13:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

But, it should be said, it's not "Boatman's Call" mellow. It's more, like, AAA mellow. It's nice, though.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 14 July 2003 13:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my old roommate tim had bad luck with the ladies during the couple years my wife and i shared a big ol house on the hills above ithaca ny. with him. so he spent alot of the time in the bars, where as i was happily ensconced drinking at home and being married. tim and i were both cooks but i mostly did days and he mostly did nights. if you have ever worked nights in a restaurant you know how tought it can be to wind down when you start your work day at like 3 in the afternoon and get done at 11 at night it takes alot of booze. but it was the same for me as well, only, i started at 8am and started drinking after shift at 4 so my sleep cycle was more "normal". anyways, about twice a month he would come home smashed and depressed. the walk to our house was up a huge painfull hill that only got the blood and alchohol flowing thru the sysetem. depressed and womanless he would crank up some nick cave and sit on his bed and stare at the floor and mumble along with the lyrics, blacked out of his mind. it was a barometer for his smashedness, if i heard nick at night then i knew tim would only have vague recolections of the night before. fortunetly tim is the kinda guy that no matter what he does you just cant get mad at him. i donno why. it was a blessing and a curse to have him as a roommate. just like nick cave- a blessing and a curse. ive never bought any of his records
but ive wished i was him now and then. hes crazy!!. i dont know why his pulpy voodoo shtick never worked for me- i mean i love screamin j hawkins, the cramps, misfits, t. waits- all that kitchy shit but nick annoys me. last week my wife and i went up to prospect park here in brooklyn to see a free show under the stars at the bandshell. it was a tribute to lenoard choen with
linda thompson, laurie anderson, marc ribot, nick cave, and loundon wainwright. all the heavy hitters. it was pretty boring,
or maybe i im pretty boring. sonic youth and wilco were better the night before in central park.

kelly denison-cole (dustjacket), Monday, 14 July 2003 19:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

CLASSIC if just for the *awesome* cover of "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" on Kicking Against The Pricks. I'll admit I stopped listening after Henry's Dream , but everything up to that was super. Plus, he let me beat him at pool once.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Monday, 14 July 2003 23:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
Stupid (that is the poster's name) had asked for some thoughts on this abortive thread. Well here are some thoughts of mine for you. Offhand I would say either Tender Prey or Let Love In as a starting point.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 21 February 2004 01:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks Ned, I'd already checked your reviews on allmusic out (I always do, you're rarely wrong I find: Cranes, The Wedding Present, Disco Inferno... the list of bands you've unwittingly set me up to love is growing every week), I was just looking for a few more opinions. Those two certainly sounded appealing, I guess I'll start with those then. Cheers, once again.

Stupid (Stupid), Saturday, 21 February 2004 01:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yer welcome. Hope you didn't mind the thread lock-and-redirect, but I didn't want to lose Scott's opinions either.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 21 February 2004 01:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I pretty much posted that so that someone would show me to the old one I couldn't find, so it's all good.

Did you check out Aereogramme by the way?

Stupid (Stupid), Saturday, 21 February 2004 01:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Nick Korv and the Bratwurst Party

Stevolende, Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:16 (three years ago) Permalink

A friend who moved away maybe 7 years ago left me his record collection to hold on to until he stops living like a vagabond and returns to collect them someday. Tons of vinyl, a bunch of tapes, a couple of VHS tapes, and one dvd.

I set up a new TV and blu ray player recently and wanted to test it out, but all my dvds were upstairs and I remembered he had this one dvd sitting with all his other stuff right near the new TV, which happened to be the Nick Cave "God Is In The House" concert film. I picked it up and it felt much heavier than it should have, and upon opening it I found a stack of naked pictures of his now ex girlfriend.

I don't know why I found this so amusing but something a bunch of naked pics stashed in a Nick Cave dvd seems so appropriately seedy and awesome.

joygoat, Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:27 (three years ago) Permalink

"god" is in the "house"

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:43 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

drash, Thursday, 18 June 2015 18:46 (three years ago) Permalink

I got to say the live version of "Higgs Boson Blues" from Live at KCRW to me slays the studio version. The slow and linguine groove of the live radio version is hypnotic, it kind of reminds me of the "Thrill Is Gone" groove. I hear the studio version of "Higgs Boson Blues" and it sounds way too fast.

earlnash, Saturday, 27 June 2015 07:36 (three years ago) Permalink

agree, it's a great live album.

did you see the live studio take in 20000 days? now that's spectacular

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zQSuPDmBPc

niels, Saturday, 27 June 2015 08:21 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 27 June 2015 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Read about the incident this morning before the victim was named, fuck. So many times I've seen Nick out with his boys, skateboarding on the seafront and such. What a dreadful fucking thing

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:06 (three years ago) Permalink

it's terrible, so awful for all of them.

estela, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh fuck :(

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:49 (three years ago) Permalink

that is heartbreaking.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:56 (three years ago) Permalink

It was just on the local news. shocking.

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:57 (three years ago) Permalink

The death is being dealt by the coroner's officer and is not being treated as suspicious.

Mark G, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:58 (three years ago) Permalink

there was a great picture of nick w/ his boys on twitter the other day:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtWdNlYIUAAWDve.jpg

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:02 (three years ago) Permalink

This is horrible. Poor guy.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:37 (three years ago) Permalink

So awful :(

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:14 (three years ago) Permalink

awful awful awful

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:40 (three years ago) Permalink

my god, that photo.

Rest In Peace.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:51 (three years ago) Permalink

I am so sad about this, the statement they issued made me cry so hard. can't even imagine the pain.

Joan Crawford Loves Chachi, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 17:23 (three years ago) Permalink

My coworker recently lost his stepdaughter

I cannot imagine anything more life-shattering

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Loved the last scene in 10,000 Days where he's eating pizza with them and watching cartoons.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:31 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah that was cool

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Fleeting impression, but he looked like an A+ dad and a doting one too whenever I saw him out with them. Dunno why I feel quite so cut up about this, but I made damn sure my own kids got an extra big hug from me when I got home today.

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

hug them for me too :)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:46 (three years ago) Permalink

11 year old wasn't best pleased the first time round tbh

feargal czukay (NickB), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 18:57 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:11 (three years ago) Permalink

very sad.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

oh man, so sad

sleeve, Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, don't know what to say. But very sad.
Did Cave just finish a tour cos he was on one recently. Just think it might be even worse for him if he was away at the time.
Must be devastating anyway.

Stevolende, Thursday, 16 July 2015 07:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Well, thanks to the Daily Mail, who doubtless think it looks too much like Broadchurch not to go in with the intrusive photos (which I've not seen) its fairly clear he's there.

Mark G, Thursday, 16 July 2015 08:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Hoping that grief and media pressure isn't going to lead him back into previous substance abuse.

Stevolende, Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:05 (three years ago) Permalink

A parent's worse fear, I just can't imagine what the family is going through, my heart goes out to them.

JacobSanders, Thursday, 16 July 2015 14:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Cave, who is known as the Prince of Darkness because of his obsession with death and violence...

Keith Moom (Neil S), Friday, 17 July 2015 08:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Jesus, that's some sub-Daily Mail spitefulness there

feargal czukay (NickB), Friday, 17 July 2015 08:55 (three years ago) Permalink

what the hell

The Bends by Radiohead (imago), Friday, 17 July 2015 08:57 (three years ago) Permalink

two days running apparently as well

Neil S, Friday, 17 July 2015 09:01 (three years ago) Permalink

"nick cave had watched violent films with his children" ffs

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 17 July 2015 10:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, god what I'm hearing seems to indicate that despite earlier depiction as a near psychopath he was a fantastic deeply loving Dad who had a lot of time for his kids.

Stevolende, Friday, 17 July 2015 10:28 (three years ago) Permalink

insinuating cave was in some way responsible, even when the circumstances around the incident are unclear

and what 15 year old hasn't seen a film containing violence?? some of these films might even have been made by a news corp subsidiary

feargal czukay (NickB), Friday, 17 July 2015 10:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I want him to beat the shit out of whoever wrote that

Joan Crawford Loves Chachi, Friday, 17 July 2015 10:53 (three years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/BernLagan

Neil S, Friday, 17 July 2015 10:59 (three years ago) Permalink

the worst

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 July 2015 15:26 (three years ago) Permalink

JCLC otm

sleeve, Friday, 17 July 2015 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

well this is terrible

an asteroid could hit the planet (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 19 July 2015 17:01 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Saw the Distant Sky simulcast screening on Thursday. Clearly the arena shows were all pretty much identical because it was the same set I saw in London. A poorer show tbh, the version of Tupelo in articular wasn't nearly as good and the whole thing seemed a lot more one-note in terms of song tempo. Some observations:

Still don't like that new arrangement of The Ship Song.
Martyn Casey has mutated into Steve Bannon.
Jim S has turned into Mark 'Chappers' Chapman.
The hands-on-hip shaker action Jim did during Red Right Hand was a tad camp.
Loved Thomas Winder's confused face when he was trying to watch for a cue during The Weeping Song when Nick was on walkabout.
Laughed out loud at Thomas' panic during the count-in for Push The Sky Away when he realised his beater was the wrong way round.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Saturday, 14 April 2018 14:34 (six months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Sad news – ex-Bad Seed Conway Savage has passed away of a brain tumour, aged 58. RIP.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 3 September 2018 07:28 (one month ago) Permalink

oh fuck

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 3 September 2018 07:36 (one month ago) Permalink

RIP :( :( :(

saddest news

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 September 2018 15:28 (one month ago) Permalink


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