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Title: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 01, 2005, 10:02 PM
hes the master of macabre, or whatever the hell you want call him, but hes fucking great.  cave is definitely one of the best lyricists and storytellers in modern music and will go down in the books that way, at least i think.  he does generally follow the same schtick his whole career, but theres still plenty of variety and progress in his work.  im one of the most anti-religion people out there, but his bellowings about god, the bible, jesus etc. are some of his best songs.  

i know ive seen lots of admiration for him around, but who else immerses their dark soul in the crazy mind of nick cave?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 01, 2005, 10:08 PM
You know I do.

That man simply hasn't made a bad record - fact!

I think Let Love In is still may fav.

Have you read Bad Seed: The Biography of Nick Cave by Ian Johnston? Out of date now but a great read at the time.

Ever seen him live?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 01, 2005, 10:12 PM
hmmm, i didnt care for nocturma overall, but it did have some great songs.  ive read 'and the ass saw the angel' which i say he had a thesaurus stuck up his ass while writing.  ill have to check out that book though.  ive heard its a sexual experience to see him live.  nick cave & the bad seeds are in my top 3 acts to see live, although i couldnt tell you the other 2.  

i think FROM HER TO ETERNITY still holds as my favourite.  NO MORE SHALL WE PART still blows my mind, and i think ABATTOIR BLUES is one of his single best discs of material, ever.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 02, 2005, 01:36 AM
Whilst I agree that Nocturama is possibly Nick's worst I still wouldn't call it a bad record.

I read an interview with him in Mojo earlier this year (maybe it was late last year?). Apparently he puts on a suit and goes to his office to write songs as if it were a regular 9 to 5 job.
I thought that was cool.  8)

I don't have the B-sides box set yet, any good?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 02, 2005, 03:08 AM
QuoteWhilst I agree that Nocturama is possibly Nick's worst I personaly wouldn't call it a bad record.

I read an interview with him in Mojo earlier this year (maybe it was late last year?). Apparently he puts on a suit and goes to his office to write songs as if it were a regular 9 to 5 job.
I thought that was cool.  8)

I don't have the B-sides box set yet, any good?


b-sides collection is very good, still working through it all though.  its cheap too, i paid $24.99, and its a full 3cd set.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 02, 2005, 03:12 AM
Just ordered it from amazon.co.uk - only 10pounds!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 02, 2005, 03:27 AM
do you have the DVD collection of all his videos as well?  thats definitely something you need, if u dont have it!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 02, 2005, 03:36 AM
Really? I'm not such a big fan of music video DVDs.
I only buy them if they have other stuff like live footage, interviews or documentaries etc.
Any extras?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 02, 2005, 03:41 AM
QuoteReally? I'm not such a big van of music video DVDs.
I only buy them if they have other stuff like live footage, interviews or documentaries etc.
Any extras?

there are a few little interviews with the band about some of the videos, still worth getting, i think.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Oct 02, 2005, 03:56 AM
QuoteYou know I do.

That man simply hasn't made a bad record - fact!

I think Let Love In is still may fav.

Have you read Bad Seed: The Biography of Nick Cave by Ian Johnston? Out of date now but a great read at the time.

Ever seen him live?

Yeah, saw him live last year. What a show. What a presence that man has. He went on stage and it's electricity from the start to the end. The Bad Seeds are really big sounding, a real wall of sound.
The little gospel choir added a beautiful touch, also in old classics like Do You Love Me.
My favorite moment was when they tapped that gong to start Red Right Hand and the crowd went nuts.
Oh and they ended with The Mercy Seat, damn cool.

I think Live Seeds is my favorite album, because it has that kick-ass version of Papa Won't Leave You Henry.

The acoustic stuff on the b-sides box is really impressive. City Of Refuge, The Mercy Seat, Jack The Ripper... Brilliant versions.

King Ink rules! Fact, not opinion.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 02, 2005, 04:01 AM
That's so cool - what I'd give to see Nick & the Bad Seeds live!

I know I posted this before but did anybody ever see him in the movie Johnny Suede? Nick's character Freak Storm gives Brad Pitt's Johnny Suede some bad chicken!
That alone is funny!
Cool Movie  8)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Oct 02, 2005, 04:07 AM
QuoteThat's so cool - what I'd give to see Nick & the Bad Seeds live!

I know I posted this before but did anybody ever see him in the movie Johnny Suede? Nick's character Freak Storm gives Brad Pitt Johnny Suede some bad chicken!
That alone is funny!
Cool Movie  8)

Haha, I remember you posted that before. I'll certainly look out for that  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Oct 02, 2005, 04:11 AM
Quote

King Ink rules! Fact, not opinion.

i like the way you think, chills.   [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dee. on Oct 10, 2005, 04:34 PM
Quote

there are a few little interviews with the band about some of the videos, still worth getting, i think.

I have that.  I really enjoyed watching it, considering that I had never seen a single Nick Cave video before then.  Okay, maybe one or two.. I think?

The God is In The House dvd is great, too.  It's always nice to bring a Cave concert into your living room, wouldn't you say?  He is high atop my concert-must-sees list.  The band rocks, oh my goodness, I could imagine..

Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 10, 2005, 05:40 PM
My B-sides arrived yesterday.
Haven't had chance to listen to it yet but am very excited.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: LaurieBlue on Oct 10, 2005, 05:43 PM
Coincidently, on the ride back from Atlanta, my friend had her IPod on and one of the artists she had playing was Nick Cave.  I'm not all that familiar with him, but know that I've liked every thing I've heard (mostly on XM Radio), and whatever she was playing was perfect for the long ride home.

Laurie
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Oct 14, 2005, 06:05 AM
QuoteCoincidently, on the ride back from Atlanta, my friend had her IPod on and one of the artists she had playing was Nick Cave.  I'm not all that familiar with him, but know that I've liked every thing I've heard (mostly on XM Radio), and whatever she was playing was perfect for the long ride home.

Laurie

Got you some songs that would make a fine introductionary disc. Kind of a mix between his different styles.

stranger than kindness
the carny
city of refuge
the ship song
the mercy seat (live seeds)
papa won't leave you Henry (live seeds)
Jack the ripper (live seeds or acoustic from b-sides box)
new morning (live seeds)
red right hand
the curse of millhaven
into my arms
are you the one that I've been waiting for
oh my lord
there she goes my beautiful world
carry me
breathless
saint huck
song of joy


Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Oct 14, 2005, 06:15 AM
Just revisited this song...

Song Of Joy

Have mercy on me, sir
Allow me to impose on you
I have no place to stay
And my bones are cold right through
I will tell you a story
Of a man and his family
And I swear that it is true

Ten years ago I met a girl named Joy
She was a sweet and happy thing
Her eyes were bright blue jewels
And we were married in the spring
I had no idea what happiness and little love could bring
Or what life had in store
But all things move toward their end
All things move toward their their end
On that you can be sure

La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la

Then one morning I awoke to find her weeping
And for many days to follow
She grew so sad and lonely
Became Joy in name only
Within her breast there launched an unnamed sorrow
And a dark and grim force set sail
Farewell happy fields
Where joy forever dwells
* Hail horrors hail *

Was it an act of contrition or some awful premonition
As if she saw into the heart of her final blood-soaked night
Those lunatic eyes, that hungry kitchen knife
Ah, I see sir, that I have your attention!
Well, could it be?
How often I've asked that question
Well, then in quick succession
We had babies, one, two, three

We called them Hilda, Hattie and Holly
They were their mother's children
Their eyes were bright blue jewels
And they were quiet as a mouse
There was no laughter in the house
No, not from Hilda, Hattie or Holly
"No wonder", people said, "poor mother Joy's so melancholy"
Well, one night there came a visitor to our little home
I was visiting a sick friend
I was a doctor then
Joy and the girls were on their own

La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la

Joy had been bound with electrical tape
In her mouth a gag
She'd been stabbed repeatedly
And stuffed into a sleeping bag
In their very cots my girls were robbed of their lives
Method of murder much the same as my wife's
Method of murder much the same as my wife's
It was midnight when I arrived home
Said to the police on the telephone
Someone's taken four innocent lives

They never caught the man
He's still on the loose
It seems he has done many many more
Quotes John Milton on the walls in the victim's blood
The police are investigating at tremendous cost
In my house he wrote "his red right hand"
That, I'm told is from Paradise Lost
The wind round here gets wicked cold
But my story is nearly told
I fear the morning will bring quite a frost

And so I've left my home
I drift from land to land
I am upon your step and you are a family man
Outside the vultures wheel
The wolves howl, the serpents hiss
And to extend this small favour, friend
Would be the sum of earthly bliss
Do you reckon me a friend?
The sun to me is dark
And silent as the moon
Do you, sir, have a room?
Are you beckoning me in?

La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la

-----------------------------------

Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Aug 01, 2007, 09:08 AM
Could have put this in the Grinderman thread I guess but thought I'd dig this one up instead.

I had no idea that this 2CD/DVD set had been released, anyone have it?

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fplog0qrL._SS500_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Abattoir-Blues-Tour-2CD%2B2DVD-Seeds/dp/B000N3SSP8/ref=sr_1_1/002-0542802-7356822?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1185973697&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Aug 01, 2007, 10:15 AM
No - it had totally passed me by.  What a great selection of tracks.  It's now on my wish list...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Aug 01, 2007, 10:52 AM
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).  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Aug 01, 2007, 12:26 PM
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...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ratsprayer on Aug 01, 2007, 03:13 PM
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.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Aug 01, 2007, 06:27 PM
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...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ali on Aug 01, 2007, 10:08 PM
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

(http://www.civicvideo.com.au/images/top10/2006/02/09_TheProposition.jpg)

Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Aug 02, 2007, 03:22 PM
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.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Aug 02, 2007, 08:47 PM
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.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Nov 04, 2007, 10:17 PM
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."
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dee. on Nov 05, 2007, 03:01 AM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Chills on Nov 05, 2007, 06:36 AM
Yes, bring it on!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Dec 26, 2007, 02:30 AM
http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/

Love the artwork and the title-track!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Jan 13, 2008, 07:30 PM
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...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Jan 28, 2008, 10:37 AM
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  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Jan 28, 2008, 07:37 PM
Cheers Mark, good luck getting good seats! I have no idea how popular Nick is here or when they last toured...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: pawpaw on Jan 28, 2008, 08:07 PM
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...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 06, 2008, 05:03 PM
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.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 12, 2008, 11:33 PM
Did you get tickets Mark?

4/5 in UNCUT  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: easy jim on Feb 13, 2008, 12:43 AM
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
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 13, 2008, 03:09 PM
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.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 13, 2008, 07:43 PM
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...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 17, 2008, 04:00 AM
QuoteSo what's everyone's fav album?
Nobody? C'mon on! I'm excited about the new album, indulge me!

One of the 5 or so very funny promo clips for Dig! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrbMPLX9cE4
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 17, 2008, 02:22 PM
No More Shall We Part is my favourite, but then again it was the first one I bought.  Really looking forward to DLG.  Great writeup in today's Observer:

http://music.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,2256207,00.html
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Feb 17, 2008, 02:28 PM
The Boatman's Call is my favourite.  "People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever.  Aside from that I've only got Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus and the Grinderman album though.  I've been meaning to get Let Love In for what seems like a long time, I'll make sure to grab it when I hit the city in March.  

Can't wait for the new one.  I just know "Jesus of the Moon" is going to be amazing.   ;D
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 17, 2008, 02:31 PM
QuoteThe Boatman's Call is my favourite.  "People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever.  Aside from that I've only got Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus and the Grinderman album though.  I've been meaning to get Let Love In for what seems like a long time, I'll make sure to grab it when I hit the city in March.  

Can't wait for the new one.  I just know "Jesus of the Moon" is going to be amazing.   ;D

Boatman's Call is also excellent.  And Grinderman. In fact, Nick's been pretty consistently excellent for aeons... I was just late in picking up on him.

Hey, K, how's things?  Nothing frozen and dropped off, I hope.  ;)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Feb 17, 2008, 02:40 PM
QuoteHey, K, how's things?  Nothing frozen and dropped off, I hope.  ;)
Haha, everything is thankfully intact!  Yesterday it was unseasonably warm and it was wonderful, but today it's back to the deep freeze, of course.  

I'm lounging around, trying to clean up my room (not going so well) and going to do some reading hopefully.  Tomorrow is a holiday (Family Day - wtf?) so I'm pretty pumped about a long weekend.  

How's things to the far right?  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 17, 2008, 03:41 PM
QuoteHow's things to the far right?  

I hope the reference is geographical rather than political!  ;)

All's going well in the UK (you know, apart from banks going bust and everyone obsessing about house prices going down).

Starting to look forward to a nice run of gigs: Supergrass (maybe), Jose Gonzalez, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds*, ATP festival (unbelievable lineup), The Boss, Radiohead; and the clocks go forward in a few weeks.  NICE!

* for Paauwe - don't want to go off topic...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 17, 2008, 07:53 PM
QuoteThe Boatman's Call is my favourite.  "People Ain't No Good" is one of my favourite songs ever.  Aside from that I've only got Murder Ballads, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus and the Grinderman album though.  I've been meaning to get Let Love In for what seems like a long time, I'll make sure to grab it when I hit the city in March.
Yeah you need Let Love In! I would also recommend Tender Prey, Henry's Dream & No More Shall We Part to add to what you've already got.
They won't ship for a while but I just ordered Kicking Against The Pricks & Live Seeds.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Feb 27, 2008, 04:35 PM
It's all here: http://www.myspace.com/nickcaveandthebadseeds
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 28, 2008, 08:54 PM
QuoteIt's all here: http://www.myspace.com/nickcaveandthebadseeds
Cheers K! My copy won't ship for a little while yet (end of March with the new Supergrass) so i might have to give this a listen...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Mar 02, 2008, 10:00 PM
"More News From Nowhere" might just be my favourite song of '08.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 02, 2008, 10:06 PM
Quote"More News From Nowhere" might just be my favourite song of '08.  
Have you listened to the whole thing? I'm trying to hold out. I changed my order & went for the deluxe edition, should have it in a couple of weeks...
Title: Re:
Post by: red on Mar 02, 2008, 10:07 PM
QuoteHave you listened to the whole thing? I'm trying to hold out. I changed my order & went for the deluxe edition, should have it in a couple of weeks...
I've listened to three or four tracks - all wonderful.  I'm trying to stay (somewhat) strong!   ;D
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 02, 2008, 10:10 PM
I wish there was a date for the US version (Grinderman was a month or so later if I remember correctly)
The dollar & Yen are pretty good friends right now but the Pound & the Yen `uckin hate each other!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Mar 03, 2008, 07:59 PM
Db, you've got to listen to "More News..."

Come on, you know you want to cave in...  ;)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 03, 2008, 08:07 PM
If I give it a spin then you've got to buy Let Love In!!!

Excellent track, now I want to listen to the whole album  >:( ;)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Mar 03, 2008, 08:19 PM
QuoteIf I give it a spin then you've got to buy Let Love In!!!

Excellent track, now I want to listen to the whole album  >:( ;)
It's already on my list to buy when I hit the city at the end of the month!   8-)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Mar 07, 2008, 05:51 PM
I'm really enjoying it.  Jesus of the Moon is beautiful.  More News from Nowhere is also fantastic.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 23, 2008, 09:57 PM
Does anybody have the deluxe edition? I just got mine in the post & I'm 99% sure my booklet has a printing error, lots of blank pages & no photos  >:(
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Mar 24, 2008, 07:24 PM
QuoteDoes anybody have the deluxe edition? I just got mine in the post & I'm 99% sure my booklet has a printing error, lots of blank pages & no photos  >:(

Hmmmm - yes, mine too.  Only pics are inside front and rear cover.  Blank pages (although page numbering continues as if there were something on them), and only "writings" are the lyrics.

There is a general sense of "underwhelmedness" on a couple of the Cave boards I've visited...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 24, 2008, 08:24 PM
Quote
QuoteDoes anybody have the deluxe edition? I just got mine in the post & I'm 99% sure my booklet has a printing error, lots of blank pages & no photos  >:(

Hmmmm - yes, mine too.  Only pics are inside front and rear cover.  Blank pages (although page numbering continues as if there were something on them), and only "writings" are the lyrics.

There is a general sense of "underwhelmedness" on a couple of the Cave boards I've visited...
Thanks Mark. So maybe that's how it's supposed to be then? Bit cheeky charging extra & calling it a 'deluxe edition' if that's the case...that or they all got printed incorrectly?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Jenny on Mar 26, 2008, 07:18 PM
anyone see wings of desire? (i know you have, K...)
he makes a guest appearance. very cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfT_8uym8VI
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Mar 26, 2008, 10:08 PM
Quoteanyone see wings of desire? (i know you have, K...)
he makes a guest appearance. very cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfT_8uym8VI
I ordered this ages ago when you mentioned it in the movie thread, finally shipped a couple of days ago so I should have it soon.

Also look out for Nick alongside Brad Pitt in Johnny Suede:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ-KCpxLDtY
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: The DARK on Apr 10, 2008, 07:26 PM
I think this thread deserves a bump. Considering buying this album...

1500th post!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Apr 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
Would that be your first Nick Cave album Dark?

You can't really go wrong with NC other than avoiding Nocturama & being aware of the fact that he's definitely mellowed out a little over the years - his earlier stuff is quite different to his more recent albums.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: The DARK on Apr 10, 2008, 09:57 PM
Yes, it would be. I'm on the verge right now...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: The DARK on Apr 10, 2008, 10:24 PM
And I just bought it.  :D
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Apr 10, 2008, 10:41 PM
A wise buy Sir, a wise buy  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: The DARK on Apr 10, 2008, 11:45 PM
INDEED! Loved it on the first spin. Here are some highlights:

Dig Lazarus Dig!!!- "I don't know what it is but there's definitely something goin on upstairs!" Brilliant. And quite addictive. I do feel kinda sorry for Larry though...

Today's Lesson- Very Hold Steady, very good.

Moonland- Lovin the blues touches on this one. His voice sounds kinda like Tom Waits here...

We Call Upon the Author- Hilarious romp. "Prolix! Prolix! Nothing a pair of scissors can't fix!"  ;D

Jesus on the Moon- Has the mood of late night in a Paris hotel.

More News from Nowhere- Reminds me of the National for some reason...you don't even notice it's 8 minutes long



And glad to see your spacebar working again, db.  ;)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Apr 11, 2008, 01:12 AM
QuoteAnd glad to see your spacebar working again, db.
Yeah it does make a bit of a difference, doesn't it?  ;)

Pleased you like the album! Another convert to the genius of Nick Cave  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 19, 2008, 04:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S3APX8M5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Don't know why it took me so long to buy this. Excellent live album pre-Let Love In. Highly recommended!!!

(just ordered Kicking Against The Pricks...)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ManNamedTruth on Oct 19, 2008, 04:36 AM
where should i start at with Nick Cave? Feel free to start with a few choices.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 19, 2008, 05:41 AM
My 2 favs are Let Love In & The Boatman's Call. Let Love In is a masterpiece & shows the many sides of Nick best IMO.
The Boatman's Call is a very different fish...here's a good quote from the allmusic review: "A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing."

Most people agree that Nocturama is the only one to avoid in an otherwise excellent, exciting & varied catalog!

Let us know how you get on  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ManNamedTruth on Oct 20, 2008, 03:36 AM
QuoteMy 2 favs are Let Love In & The Boatman's Call. Let Love In is a masterpiece & shows the many sides of Nick best IMO.
The Boatman's Call is a very different fish...here's a good quote from the allmusic review: "A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing."

Most people agree that Nocturama is the only one to avoid in an otherwise excellent, exciting & varied catalog!

Let us know how you get on  :)


I'll let you know if i can find them, most stores seem to have a random (never the same ones the other store had) and small nick cave selection.
I saw The Proposition while you were taking time off from here. I enjoyed that a lot - the music, writing and everything.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Oct 20, 2008, 08:10 AM
Quotemost stores seem to have a random (never the same ones the other store had) and small nick cave selection.
I saw The Proposition while you were taking time off from here. I enjoyed that a lot - the music, writing and everything.
OK let more give you more to choose from! Of the albums I have:

Kicking Against The Pricks - (don't actually have this yet) covers album
Tender Prey - essential! Features one of Nick's most famous & best songs The Mercy Seat (covered by Johnny cash) & New Morning (covered by The Jacket!!!) + Dee's theme tune Deanna!
The Good Son - good album but not essential IMO.
Live Seeds - excellent live album! The essential live album...
Henry's Dream - the 2nd Nick Cave album I bought after Let Love In. Excellent album & one of my favs...essential!
Let Love In - my fav Nick Cave album. Def essential.
Murder Ballads - great album, def worth having.
The Boatman's Call - an absolute classic...essential!
No More Shall We Part - another excellent album.
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - great (double) album, def worth having...might be a bit too much to digest for a first purchase though?
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! - great album, def worth having...I'm still digesting this one...

Let Love In, Boatman's Call, Tender Prey, Henry's Dream if you can get them, anything else on the list if you can't.
I don't have his debut From Here To Eternity, or it's follow up The FirstBorn Is Dead. Allmusic has From Here To Eternity as his essential pick along with Let Love In. His earlier stuff is definitely much rawer/punk.

Pleased you liked The Proposition, excellent movie!  
Have you seen Jesse James? I loved that too, probably more...bought the soundtrack too.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ManNamedTruth on Oct 20, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Quotemost stores seem to have a random (never the same ones the other store had) and small nick cave selection.
I saw The Proposition while you were taking time off from here. I enjoyed that a lot - the music, writing and everything.
OK let more give you more to choose from! Of the albums I have:

Kicking Against The Pricks - (don't actually have this yet) covers album
Tender Prey - essential! Features one of Nick's most famous & best songs The Mercy Seat (covered by Johnny cash) & New Morning (covered by The Jacket!!!) + Dee's theme tune Deanna!
The Good Son - good album but not essential IMO.
Live Seeds - excellent live album! The essential live album...
Henry's Dream - the 2nd Nick Cave album I bought after Let Love In. Excellent album & one of my favs...essential!
Let Love In - my fav Nick Cave album. Def essential.
Murder Ballads - great album, def worth having.
The Boatman's Call - an absolute classic...essential!
No More Shall We Part - another excellent album.
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - great (double) album, def worth having...might be a bit too much to digest for a first purchase though?
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! - great album, def worth having...I'm still digesting this one...

Let Love In, Boatman's Call, Tender Prey, Henry's Dream if you can get them, anything else on the list if you can't.
I don't have his debut From Here To Eternity, or it's follow up The FirstBorn Is Dead. Allmusic has From Here To Eternity as his essential pick along with Let Love In. His earlier stuff is definitely much rawer/punk.

Pleased you liked The Proposition, excellent movie!  
Have you seen Jesse James? I loved that too, probably more...bought the soundtrack too.

Yeah I saw that, I liked The Proposition more. Jesse James was good though, even when you knew what was gonna happen obviously it still worked. When he goes to kill Jesse James, you really feel how nervous he felt.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: ManNamedTruth on Nov 01, 2008, 01:23 PM
I got The Boatman's Call and I'm not overly impressed yet, its a little slow. I'm convinced this is not the best album for me. I'm listening to the song Red Right Hand on Last.fm and i like it more than anything on The Botman's call. I want something more twisted, dark, and possibly psychedelic (The Propistion had some dark psychedelic sounds).
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Nov 01, 2008, 02:48 PM
"People Ain't No Good" has been one of my favourite songs since the first time I heard it.  Incredible song.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: xmascriminal on Nov 01, 2008, 07:11 PM
I really love Live Seeds, but I'm less into the studio verions. That being said, Henry's Dream is awesome. I always get the outro to John Finn's Wife stuck in my head. In fact, it's in there right now.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Nov 02, 2008, 02:23 AM
QuoteI got The Boatman's Call and I'm not overly impressed yet, its a little slow. I'm convinced this is not the best album for me. I'm listening to the song Red Right Hand on Last.fm and i like it more than anything on The Botman's call. I want something more twisted, dark, and possibly psychedelic (The Propistion had some dark psychedelic sounds).

"The Boatman's Call is a very different fish...here's a good quote from the allmusic review: "A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing."

Shame you're not feeling it, hopefully it will grow on you...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Nov 02, 2008, 02:38 AM
I'm spinning the Boatman's Call right now...thanks True!!!  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Dec 20, 2008, 03:55 PM
The first four classic albums will be available as remastered collectors editions in March 2009. Each album will come as a CD & DVD set digitally remastered and repckaged with b-sides, videos and new sleeve notes, 5.1 Surround Sound and an exclusive new film about each album by UK artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. There will be a deluxe box available to hold all 14 reissued studio albums.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Dec 20, 2008, 04:14 PM
Nice nice nice.  Better start making space on my shelves right now...
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Jan 22, 2009, 05:57 PM
mick harvey left the bad seeds.   :'(
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sassbox on Jan 22, 2009, 06:05 PM
Aw, I saw that earlier.  :'( Makes me glad I caught both DC shows a few months ago.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Jan 22, 2009, 07:23 PM
That really is too bad. I hope he left on good terms but I guess not...

From the ever reliable Wikipedia  ;)

"On January 22nd 2009 Mute Records issued a statement from Mick Harvey announcing that he was leaving the band after 25 years citing professional and personal reasons."
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Jan 29, 2009, 12:05 AM
[media]http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WuDP7c3Zd8I[/media]
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WuDP7c3Zd8I

In the words of a good friend - "JESUS FUCK!"
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Jan 30, 2009, 08:37 PM
http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/nickcave.shtml

(http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/CAVE5_ON_STAGE.jpg)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Sassbox on Jan 30, 2009, 09:06 PM
Mmmmmmm, Warren.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Jan 31, 2009, 01:23 AM
What an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Jan 31, 2009, 01:23 AM
What an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Jan 31, 2009, 04:29 AM
QuoteWhat an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  

I was at that show - the whole band was on fire.  That Mojo is a must!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Jan 31, 2009, 04:52 AM
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QuoteWhat an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  

I was at that show - the whole band was on fire.  That Mojo is a must!
Along with Uncut I've been reading Mojo for years now. The export company that sent copies to Japan has just gone bankrupt! No Mojo for me anymore?!! What to do  :'(
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 13, 2009, 08:36 AM
http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2009/01/nick_caves_greatest_albums10.html

Let Love In @ No9?!! Shame on you Mojo readers, that's just silly  :-/
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 13, 2009, 10:31 AM
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Quote
QuoteWhat an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  

I was at that show - the whole band was on fire.  That Mojo is a must!
Along with Uncut I've been reading Mojo for years now. The export company that sent copies to Japan has just gone bankrupt! No Mojo for me anymore?!! What to do  :'(

Email me your address and I'll send a monthly copy to you...  :)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: MarkW on Feb 13, 2009, 10:32 AM
Quotehttp://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2009/01/nick_caves_greatest_albums10.html

Let Love In @ No9?!! Shame on you Mojo readers, that's just silly  :-/

And Dig!!! at number 2?  It's good, but his second-best ever?
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: xmascriminal on Feb 13, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Quotehttp://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2009/01/nick_caves_greatest_albums10.html

Let Love In @ No9?!! Shame on you Mojo readers, that's just silly  :-/

And Dig!!! at number 2?  It's good, but his second-best ever?

What about HENRY'S DREAM?

I think Abattoir Blues is his best. My favorite by far anyway.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 13, 2009, 07:28 PM
Quote
Quote
Quote
QuoteWhat an amazing picture db!  I think I need to get my hands on that Mojo.  

I was at that show - the whole band was on fire.  That Mojo is a must!
Along with Uncut I've been reading Mojo for years now. The export company that sent copies to Japan has just gone bankrupt! No Mojo for me anymore?!! What to do  :'(

Email me your address and I'll send a monthly copy to you...  :)
Tower Records use a different supplier so I've ordered my magazines with them from next month. My sister picked me up a copy of this month's Mojo & has sent it out to me but thanks so much for your kind offer Mark, you're a True gent!

Yeah I agree with both of you. Dig is great but No2?! The Good Son @ No6 but no Henry's Dream?!! Silliness I tells ya!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on Feb 13, 2009, 07:47 PM
My Fav NC&TBS albums (list would probably change though if I did another next one week):

1) Let Love In
2) The Boatman's Call
3) Henry's Dream (the 2nd Nick Cave album I bought after Let Love In)
4) Tender Prey
5) Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
6) No More Shall We Part
7) Murder Ballads
8) Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
9) The Good Son
10) Kicking Against the Pricks

I love Live Seed too, didn't put it on the list because it's a live album. Still need to buy his debut (shame on me!)
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Feb 16, 2009, 10:48 PM
Ed Kuepper joined the Bad Seeds!!!
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Dee. on Mar 11, 2009, 09:58 PM
I have been listening to a lot of Nocturama. Didn't have it on my iPod for a long time. Hott stuff.

Not from that album but beautiful

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlaV-9Vzsk[/media]
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on May 05, 2009, 03:10 AM
Craziest story you'll read all week: http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/05/nick-cave-wrote-script-for-russell.html
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on May 05, 2009, 03:16 AM
QuoteCraziest story you'll read all week: http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/05/nick-cave-wrote-script-for-russell.html
I read about that in a recent interview with Nick in (i think) Mojo. Crazy indeed!

"After being prepared to write this off as some sort of misguided oddity, I'm surprised to say this is an absolutely exceptional script."
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on May 06, 2009, 04:26 AM
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlaV-9Vzsk[/media]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKlaV-9Vzsk

:'(
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on May 06, 2009, 04:31 AM
Forgot all about the re-issues, just ordered the US versions (May 19th, UK one's are already out) of their debut + Firstborn Is Dead.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on May 06, 2009, 04:34 AM
Thanks for the dates db!  Looking forward to expanding the collection.  

I want to tell you about a girl...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uVDZ9Gpcg[/media]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uVDZ9Gpcg
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on May 06, 2009, 04:55 AM
Anyone else think Nick looks like a praying mantis when he's playing the organ?

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oraMv_V6V1s[/media]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oraMv_V6V1s

Also, the little move at 1:47 is beyond description.  
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on May 06, 2009, 05:02 AM
One more thing before I head to bed . . .


LETTER TO MTV        
TO ALL THOSE AT MTV,

I WOULD LIKE TO START BY THANKING YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME OVER RECENT YEARS AND I AM BOTH GRATEFUL AND FLATTERED BY THE NOMINATIONS THAT I HAVE RECEIVED FOR BEST MALE ARTIST. THE AIR PLAY GIVEN TO BOTH THE KYLIE MINOGUE AND P. J. HARVEY DUETS FROM MY LATEST ALBUM MURDER BALLADS HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED AND HAS BEEN GREATLY APPRECIATED. SO AGAIN MY SINCERE THANKS.

HAVING SAID THAT, I FEEL THAT IT'S NECESSARY FOR ME TO REQUEST THAT MY NOMINATION FOR BEST MALE ARTIST BE WITHDRAWN AND FURTHERMORE ANY AWARDS OR NOMINATIONS FOR SUCH AWARDS THAT MAY ARISE IN LATER YEARS BE PRESENTED TO THOSE WHO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THESE AWARD CEREMONIES. I MYSELF, DO NOT. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OF THE OPINION THAT MY MUSIC IS UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL AND EXISTS BEYOND THE REALMS INHABITED BY THOSE WHO WOULD REDUCE THINGS TO MERE MEASURING. I AM IN COMPETITION WITH NO-ONE.
MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MUSE IS A DELICATE ONE AT THE BEST OF TIMES AND I FEEL THAT IT IS MY DUTY TO PROTECT HER FROM INFLUENCES THAT MAY OFFEND HER FRAGILE NATURE.

SHE COMES TO ME WITH THE GIFT OF SONG AND IN RETURN I TREAT HER WITH THE RESPECT I FEEL SHE DESERVES - IN THIS CASE THIS MEANS NOT SUBJECTING HER TO THE INDIGNITIES OF JUDGEMENT AND COMPETITION. MY MUSE IS NOT A HORSE AND I AM IN NO HORSE RACE AND IF INDEED SHE WAS, STILL I WOULD NOT HARNESS HER TO THIS TUMBREL - THIS BLOODY CART OF SEVERED HEADS AND GLITTERING PRIZES. MY MUSE MAY SPOOK! MAY BOLT! MAY ABANDON ME COMPLETELY!

SO ONCE AGAIN, TO THE PEOPLE AT MTV, I APPRECIATE THE ZEAL AND ENERGY THAT WAS PUT BEHIND MY LAST RECORD, I TRULY DO AND SAY THANK YOU AND AGAIN I SAY THANK YOU BUT NO...NO THANK YOU.

YOURS SINCERELY, NICK CAVE 21 OCT 96.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: dragonboy on May 06, 2009, 09:48 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/nick-cave/44476

Not really a [size=14]spoiler[/size] because the movie isn't being made but here's how Nick's script for the Gladiator sequel went:

"In Cave's script, Maximus' character is reincarnated after a meeting with Roman gods in the afterlife. The script then has him reunite with his son, before being given the power to live forever, adapting to a number of new roles that see him fight - and survive - in World War II and the Vietnam war. In the final scene, set in the present day, the character is seen working in the Pentagon."

:o

Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: xmascriminal on May 06, 2009, 10:11 PM
Quotehttp://www.nme.com/news/nick-cave/44476

Not really a [size=14]spoiler[/size] because the movie isn't being made but here's how Nick's script for the Gladiator sequel went:

"In Cave's script, Maximus' character is reincarnated after a meeting with Roman gods in the afterlife. The script then has him reunite with his son, before being given the power to live forever, adapting to a number of new roles that see him fight - and survive - in World War II and the Vietnam war. In the final scene, set in the present day, the character is seen working in the Pentagon."

:o


I didn't like the first Gladiator but I have no doubt in my mind that that would have been an awesome movie. The Proposition was beautifully written.
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: red on Jun 02, 2009, 06:18 PM
Live Bad Seeds set from '86: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2009/06/02/nick-cave-the-bad-seeds-austria-october-86/
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Murph on Oct 03, 2019, 02:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlU_wsT20Q

Ghosteen stream comes out at 5PM EST
Title: Re: Nick Cave Appreciation Thread
Post by: Murph on Nov 20, 2020, 04:44 PM
might be biased since Nick Cave can do no wrong in my eyes, but my god is Idiot Prayer a gorgeous record.  Some truly excellent versions of these songs. 
He's definitely surpassed basically everyone else for me in terms of, "who I'm most interested to see what they're going to do next."