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Got a friend with an extra ticket for NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, on WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
Get in touch if you’re interested.
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The Boatman Calls… Back.
—Playmixt instant review of Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, on just one listen.
Note: that’s not a bad thing - it’s got a mellow-yet-dark vibe that is just what I need at this point in my life.
My friend Rett over @RockLyricOfTheDay on the twitter machine is working up a theme this week. The theme is…MURDER.
When it comes to murder, Nick Cave’s “The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane” is an entire pulp fiction novel in an action-packed and perfectly composed 3:35. My favorite killer line is when Robert addresses Betty directly (no spoilers!). Killer tune, and I was surprised to find a fan-made video on the YouTube. Enjoy it directly, won’t you?
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NICK & NEKO.
CAVE & CASE.
Hear their cover of She’s Not There here at KCRW.
Found this out via Neko Case’s Twitter Machine. She’s Not There will be available on iTunes after the season premiere. Also, on HBO GO you can watch the 2nd episode a week early — immediately after the premiere.
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NICK AND NEKO WANT TO DO REAL BAD THINGS WITH YOU
From Pitchfork we get the tale: Nick Cave and Neko Case (who’ve played shows together before, have had the chance to see that bill at the 9:30 before she could sell it out on her own) are teaming up on a cover of the Zombies classic She’s Not There for the upcoming season of HBO’s True Blood, which returns on June 26. More on this here at Pitchfork.
Some songs of theirs that might work well on that show:
Furnace Room Lullaby - Neko
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - Nick
Vengeance Is Sleeping - Neko
From Her To Eternity - Nick
Hex - Neko
Dead Man In My Bed - Nick
Things That Scare Me - Neko
Abbatoir Blues - Nick
I’m An Animal - Neko
Dead Man In My Bed - Nick
The Curse of Milhaven, and frankly most of the rest of the Murder Ballads album - Nick
The legendary Slicing Up Eyeballs blog (the name is a Pixies reference!) has the story about the next batch of deluxe Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds reissues. These are 2 disc sets with the second disc being a 5.1 surround mix of the album plus some videos. Am almost disappointed yet not entirely surprised that Live Seeds isn’t making the cut, as the recording of a live album may often prevent such remixing.
Anyway, the next discs coming out on May 16 are:
Click over here to see the details and writeup from SUE.
From our WHAT THE WHAT?!! department…
The Guardian reports that Nick Cave’s writing the screenplay for the reboot of THE CROW. No idea what to make of that… would he do the music for the film too?
one additional tidbit: the script for a potential GLADIATOR sequel commissioned by Russell Crowe was also written by Cave. Intriguementful.
It’s gorgeous. Made by the People’s Republic of Animation. You can find more info on the film here, and some historical info about the “Katzenklavier” here at Wikipedia. Note: this may not be suitable for children. If you’re a cat-lover, some of the subject matter may be disturbing. Would Nick Cave be involved if it weren’t?