Taking Sides: Nick Cave vs. Michael Jackson

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vote cave/hitler.

― FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:08 (23 seconds ago) Bookmark

classic songwriting partnership imo.

― joe, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:09 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

LOL'd very hard

lol

i voted nick just cuz i listen to him more and i'm not going to think about it beyond that

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:19 (ten years ago) link

i've never heard a nick cave song, i don't think? not intentionally, anyway. i still voted for nick cave.

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:20 (ten years ago) link

xp Alfred: the zombies in Thriller represent the children with whom he had improper relations.

then there's that Liberian girl.

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:29 (ten years ago) link

leave me alone with ben

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:32 (ten years ago) link

and obviously, the P.Y.T...

AleXTC, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:33 (ten years ago) link

Nick Cave's badass schtick is more convincing than MJ's ... MJ is only convincing as a badass to those 10 years and younger.

He got flat baby
Kick in the back baby
A heart attack baby
I need your body

A hot kiss honey
He's just a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
So unrelying

I'm such a swine baby
All down the line daddy
I hate your kind baby
So unreliable

A hot buzz baby
He's one of us baby
Another drug baby
You so desire

Trust in me
Trust in me
Put all your trust in me
You're doin' morphine

Hoo!

They got place baby
Kicked in the face baby
You hate your race baby
You're just a liar

Your every lick baby
Your dog's a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
You soul survivor

She never cut from me
She never cut baby
I had to work baby
You just a rival

Always to please daddy
Right up and leave daddy
You're thorwing shame daddy
So undesirable

Trust in me
Just in me
Put all your trsut in me
You're doin' morphine

Go'on babe

Relax
This won't hurt you
Before I put it in
Close your eyes and count to ten
Don't cry
I won't convert you
There's no need to dismay
Close your eyes and drift away

Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he's taking demerol
Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he's taking demerol

He's tried
Hard to convince her
To be over what he had
Today he wants it twice as bad
Don't cry
I won't resent you
Yesterday you had his trust
Today he's taking twice as much

Demerol
Demerol
Oh God he's taking demerol
Hee-hee-hee
Demerol
Demerol
Oh my Oh God it's Demerol
Hee
Oooh

Oh!

He got shit baby
Your dog's a bitch baby
You make me sick baby
You are a liar

Is truth a game daddy
To win the fame baby
It's all the same baby
You're so reliable

Trust in me
Trust in me
Put all your trust in me
She's doin' morphine

Hoo!

You just sit around just talkin' nothing
You're takin' morphine
Hoo!
Go'on baby
You just sit around just talking about it
You're takin' morphine
Hoo-hoo!
Just sit around just talking nothing about it
You're takin' morphine
You just sit around just talking about it
You're taking morphine
You just sit around just talkin' nothin'
And takin' morphine

Hoo-hoo
I'm going down baby
You're talkin' Morphine

Go'on baby!
Hoo!
Hoo!
Morphine!
Do it!
Hoo!
He's takin' morphine
Morphine!
Morphine!

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:35 (ten years ago) link

xhuxk got it right, Cave is awkward and often kitsch. He's had some good moments but he's barely doing anything compared to MJ. Cave covering MJ would be miserable. Unfair match up.

ogmor, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:37 (ten years ago) link

Nick Cave's badass schtick is more convincing than MJ's ... MJ is only convincing as a badass to those 10 years and younger

Whereas Nick Cave's only convincing as a badass to those 38 years and older

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:39 (ten years ago) link

Cave is awkward and often kitsch

Oh yes, `cos MJ isn't awkward at all, is he.

But Cave got a lot more ridiculous a lot sooner after that

Oh yes, `cos MJ isn't ridiculous at all, is he.

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:11 (ten years ago) link

am i alone in sort of loving nick in ridiculous mode?

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:12 (ten years ago) link

xp M@tt: you're not alone!

okay good, cuz dudes in this thread is all like OMG nick cave is just hopped up campy pseudosoutherngothic doomy claptrap!!! and it feels like people wandered into an ac/dc thread and started complaining about them using loud guitars

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:20 (ten years ago) link

Nick's arguable "ridiculousness" is evidently relative. Personally speaking, I think the current, porn-moustachioed Cave is a helluva lot more ridiculous than the smack-addled Cave, but that's me.

Either way, he's incalculably superior to Michael Jackson, who is simply objectionable shit on every conceivable level.

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:21 (ten years ago) link

you know whos great is nate dogg

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:21 (ten years ago) link

you ain't kiddin' homie

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:22 (ten years ago) link

okay good, cuz dudes in this thread is all like OMG nick cave is just hopped up campy pseudosoutherngothic doomy claptrap!!!

On the contrary, it's the fact that he's a load of fucking boring middle-aged crud for 42 year old Goths

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:24 (ten years ago) link

just like ILM, amrite???!?!?

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:24 (ten years ago) link

xp Alex in NYC: the only thing I find non-objectionable shitty about Michael Jackson's adult career is the zombies in the Thriller video. However, those zombies weren't as good as the ones in Land of the Dead

George Romero >>> Michael Jackson

I only recently decided that Nick Cave didn't completely suck, mostly because I only recently heard The Birthday Party.

Michael Jackson was a staple artist in my household from before I was born.

I can sit in my car all day, and that doesn't make me a car. (HI DERE), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:26 (ten years ago) link

xp Tom D: from what period are you marking as "fucking boring middle-aged crud"? Birthday Party is definitely not boring middle-aged crud, and the first decade of Bad Seeds albums aren't either

lol max

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:28 (ten years ago) link

Michael Jackson was a staple artist in my household from before I was born.

Did he touch you in funny places when you were a fetus?

btw tom having been a vikings season ticket holder for 10 years i can listen to whatever homo musik i want and not be a goth, membership has its priviledges

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:30 (ten years ago) link

xp He made crafts at the Perry house with a staple gun.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

get a new joke

xp

goole, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

xp2 actually

goole, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

The Birthday Party were awesome. Early Bad Seeds bit crappy, in retrospect, then got a bit better, downhill from then on.

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

In contrast, MJ awesome at numerous points in a career that started when he was 7 years old, or sumthin'

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:34 (ten years ago) link

xp Tom D: when is then? Bad Seeds definitely had a more brutal/rocking phase and I lost interest when they got more lugubrious ballad-y - somewhere in the late 90s.

Why does Michael Jackson like 27-year olds?

Because there are 20 of them.

doesn't work in numerics

Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:40 (ten years ago) link

^^ yeah, you're right - doesn't work as well written down. The big hand/little hand joke does though.

am i alone in sort of loving nick in ridiculous mode?

― wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:12

Another day has gone
I'm still all alone
How could this be
You're not here with me
You never said goodbye
Someone tell me why
Did you have to go
And leave my world so cold

Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay

You are not alone
I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
You are not alone

All alone
Why, oh

Just the other night
I thought I heard you cry
Asking me to come
And hold you in my arms
I can hear your prayers
Your burdens I will bear
But first I need your hand
So forever can begin

Everyday I sit and ask myself
How did love slip away
Then something whispers in my ear and says
That you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
For you are not alone
I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart
And you are not alone

Whisper three words and I'll come runnin'
And girl you know that I'll be there
I'll be there

You are not alone
I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
You are not alone
I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart

You are not alone
For I am here with you
Though you're far away
I am here to stay
For you are not alone
For I am here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in my heart

For you are not alone

Henry Frog (Frogman Henry), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:53 (ten years ago) link

Michael Jackson jokes make me sad. I think he's a good guy.

fillibustar superstar! (Abbott), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:54 (ten years ago) link

i read an interview w/nick cave a few years ago in which he said he goes to an office 9-5 to write his material nowadays, and i was like, it shows. the only NC album i have any real affection for is the boatman's call, which i guess isn't really representative, but he has seemed to just rehash his schtick over and over again for most of this decade. every album sounds the same. so if you're comparing their declines, it's a decline into boring middle age and lack of ideas vs decline into being a tragic clown and figure of fun. and if you're comparing their peaks it's not really fair.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 17:58 (ten years ago) link

mj at his best obv, but this thread makes me want to listen to the birthday party a hell of a lot more than MJ.

da croupier, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

the idea of MJ not committing a lot of "method-acting" and "kitsch" to wax is pretty lol and rockist ("Demerol" vs. "Mutiny In Heaven"), though its rarely "dead-assed" true.

da croupier, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:13 (ten years ago) link

I'm a huge Nick Cave fan but God do I ever hate the Boatman's Call

i watched that nick cave best-of dvd and the descent to neil diamondhood is pretty omg

da croupier, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:17 (ten years ago) link

not that he hasn't started making something out of that

da croupier, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:21 (ten years ago) link

<3 that song : )

always forget how damn tall he is!

wassup rockers? (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:26 (ten years ago) link

Michael Jackson was a staple artist in my household from before I was born.

What, and that makes him infalible or something? Hell, the fuckin' Carpenters were extolled as demigods in my household before I was born, and I'd sooner drop sulfuric acid in my eyes than listen to that crap.

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:42 (ten years ago) link

carpenters vs. killing joke poll

iatee, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:43 (ten years ago) link

Carpenters would slay that poll

I can sit in my car all day, and that doesn't make me a car. (HI DERE), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:43 (ten years ago) link

or at least not eat it

I can sit in my car all day, and that doesn't make me a car. (HI DERE), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:44 (ten years ago) link

I imagine it'd be 4 to 1. this one might end up 3 to 1.

iatee, Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:45 (ten years ago) link

MJ's got some really good stuff but he hasn't made anything i could give a shit about since '83 so i'll vote for nick cave

fucken cumlord (omar little), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 18:47 (ten years ago) link


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