Feb 22, 2020, 10:48 pm

Nick Cave Appreciation Thread

Started by ratsprayer, Oct 01, 2005, 10:02 pm

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I NEED more Nick Cave, all I've got is The Boatman's Call ("People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever), Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus and Grinderman (of course).  

MarkW

QuoteI NEED more Nick Cave, all I've got is The Boatman's Call ("People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever), Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus and Grinderman (of course).  


I really like No More Shall We Part.  It would fill in the gap between Boatman's Call and Abattoir Blues...
The trouble with the straight and the narrow is it's so thin, I keep sliding off to the side

ratsprayer

you should definitely get LET LOVE IN, even though it has a few songs i can't stand.  the others more than make up for it though, and that album is one of my all time favourites.  if you really dig the grinderman disc, go for some early stuff.  my personal favourite in the nick cave catalogue is FROM HER TO ETERNITY.  it's straight up raw, though.

dragonboy

Quoteyou should definitely get LET LOVE IN, even though it has a few songs i can't stand.  the others more than make up for it though, and that album is one of my all time favourites.

Another vote for Let Love In here. Definitely my fav Nick Cave album...
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

ali

bugger it i had i long post nearly finished, and my computer had to restart.... hm.

anyway, i love nick cave. i saw nc & the bad seeds the first week after i moved to melbourne (2002), and while the venue wasn't the greatest (festival hall, claim to fame that its the venue the beatles played in the early 60s) but it's still one of the most impressive gigs i've ever been to. i'm glad i got to see the bad seeds while blixa was still a member, we were treated to a lot of ear-shattering screaming courtesy of mr bargeld... :)

i only have a best of, and and no more shall we part. the best of is a great collection... don't normally go for them, but you can't go wrong here....

even apart from the music, he's a pretty talented man - he's written poetry, at least one novel, and if you can get your hands on it, i would HIGHLY recommend seeing his film "the proposition". one of the best depictions of late-colonial australia / bushrangers / treatment of aboriginals / english rule / the outback etc that i've EVER seen. its a pretty confronting and quite brutal film in a lot of ways, but its just amazing. the score (which nick did with warren ellis) is equally amazing. one of the things i most liked about the film was that there is no black & white to the situation, or to the behaviour of the characters - you can see the good & bad in each character, in the way they react to situations.... very complex and realistic



love a song for the way it makes you feel

Chills

QuoteI NEED more Nick Cave, all I've got is The Boatman's Call ("People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever), Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus and Grinderman (of course).  


Live Seeds comes highly recommended.
You need that version of Papa Won't Leave You Henry, it's "essential"  :)

Also, The Proposition kicks ass indeed. Check it.

dragonboy

Yeah The Proposition was excellent! After his hilarious performance as Freak Storm, I was hoping that Nick himself would have a part but it wasn't to be.
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

dragonboy

NEW ALBUM DETAILS!!!
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/46831-nick-cave-and-the-bad-seeds-idigi-in-for-new-lp

"Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is what they're calling the 14th studio LP from Australian sneer-rock vets Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Produced jointly by the band and Nick Launay (whose previous credits include the Bad Seeds' Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus), the disc was recorded at Richmond, England's State of the Ark studios over the summer. Though there's no tracklist info just yet, the album's artwork is provided by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. The disc will drop March 3 in the UK on Anti- (a U.S. release is due in the spring, though a date isn't set yet), and news of a first single and a Bad Seeds tour can be expected shortly."
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

Dee.


Chills


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dragonboy

The title track is a classic!

There's a deluxe edition of the CD, anybody know what's special about it? I can't find any info on the website. It's a bit pricier than the standard release & don't want to splash out if it's just a special case or something...
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

MarkW

Nick Cave Euro tour dates announced:

Lisbon Colliseum (April 21)
Porto Coliseum (22)
San Sebastian Polideportivo (24)
Barcelona Razzmatazz (25)
Marseilles Docks Du Suds (26)
Amsterdam Music Hall (28)
Paris Casino Du Paris (29)
Brussels Forest National (May 1)
Dublin Castle (3)
Glasgow Academy (4)
Birmingham Academy (5)
London Hammersmith Apollo (7)
Oslo Spektrum (16)
Stockholm Annexe (17)
Copenhagen KB Halle (19)
Berlin Tempodrom (21)
Prague Sazka Arena (24)
Vienna Gasometer (25)
Zagreb In Music Festival (June 3)
Belgrade Arena (4)
Salonika Moni Lazariston (6)
Athens Lycabetus Theatre (7)

I'll be at the London date (assuming there's not an interweb meltdown on Friday).  Fingers crossed for a few Japanese dates  :)
The trouble with the straight and the narrow is it's so thin, I keep sliding off to the side

dragonboy

Cheers Mark, good luck getting good seats! I have no idea how popular Nick is here or when they last toured...
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

bbill

Very much looking forward to hearing the new album, but more than that, the possibility of NC + Bad Seeds touring the US. As far as I know, they didn't make it over here to support their last album, at least not the Bay Area. Grinderman came through last year, and they played some Bad Seeds songs after running through the Grinderman catalouge (kicking myself that I missed that one).

Nick Cave is one of the most exciting and important musical artists in the world today. He's such an intriguing guy to me, I love reading interviews with him. And the Bad Seeds just keep sounding better...
"I'm able to sing because I'm able to fly, son. You heard me right..."

MarkW

From the Bad Seeds site:

Plug Awards
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will play a special headlining set at the 2008 Plug Awards. Nick Cave is this year's Plug Impact Award Honoree. The awards take place on 6th March at Terminal 5 in New York City

From Ticketmaster:

Additional Information:
PLUG 2008 Independent Music Awards, hosted by Patton Oswalt with performances by nominees St. Vincent, Dizzee Rascal, José Gonzales and more, plus a headlining set from this year's PLUG Impact Artist Honoree Nick Cave performing with the Bad Seeds.

Thanks to our friends at the Dell Lounge, what was originally a $25 ticket is now just 10 bucks. Dell Lounge, an important supporter of the independent music community, has contributed $15 toward the cost of every fan's ticket. Very Cool.

On general sale Friday 8 February.  Some sort of presale going on at the moment.

Oh, and Jose Gonzalez is well worth catching, too.
The trouble with the straight and the narrow is it's so thin, I keep sliding off to the side

dragonboy

Did you get tickets Mark?

4/5 in UNCUT  :)
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.

easy jim

didn't know there were other fans here...what a pleasant suprise!

picked up Tupelo earlier this month...guess i'll look for Live seeds next
So soon after payday, know it seemed a shame!

MarkW

QuoteDid you get tickets Mark?

4/5 in UNCUT  :)


Oh yes, I've got tickets.  In fact, I've got three spare.  It looked like the standing tickets had sold out, and I panicked and bought seated tickets.  Then I found out the standing ones weren't sold out and I bought them too.  We're such old farts these days that we can't decide whether to stand (and cling to the pretence of youth and battle to the bar for beers) or sit (and rest our weary bones whilst having easy access to the bar for beers).  :-/ ;) :-[

So, anyone on here who's in London on 7th May is welcome to buy three tickets.  Could be standing, could be seated - don't know yet which ones I'll be selling.  I'll probably get rid of them on the Cave forum (face value, naturally, and I'd rather tear them up than sell them to a tout.  In fact, I'd rather tear them up in front of a tout).

Can't wait for the new album.  Title track sounds great.
The trouble with the straight and the narrow is it's so thin, I keep sliding off to the side

dragonboy

Great news Mark!

So what's everyone's fav album?
Let Love In was the first Nick Cave CD I bought & it's still my favourite. Couldn't decide a 2nd or 3rd though, too many excellent albums! I still need a couple of his earlier albums, just ordered Kicking Against The Pricks...
God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven.....I can't live with that.