Posts by: Tony DuShane

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Nick Cave Monday #52: The Bad Seeds

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In our last installment of Nick Cave Monday, it is time to pay tribute to the music mafia who are The Bad Seeds.

As you would expect, The Bad Seeds are kind of a supergroup unto themselves. Though not in an awful Chickenfoot type way.

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Nick Cave Monday #50: “As I Sat Sadly By Her Side”

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Earth is a bleak planet and the majority of humanity is selfish, each following the compulsion of their id.

All you need to do is look out the window to be disgusted at the theater of the human race.

Yet, leave it to Nick to create a beautiful, romantic ballad to capture the essence of our world of shit.

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Nick Cave Monday #43: “Stranger Than Kindness”

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Anita Lane was one of Nick’s early lovers. When Nick Cave and The Birthday Party left Australia for London, Anita was right by his side. She’s credited for co-writing other songs by The Birthday Party as well as “From Her To Eternity” from The Bad Seeds first record.

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Nick Cave Monday #42: “We Call Upon the Author”

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Many songs by Nick have a way of throwing you down for a good tickling and then, when everything is happy times, he’ll lyrically smack you upside the head. Pay attention, he’s going deeper than that.

He’ll sing you a lullaby before dropping you to the floor and sticking his boot on your throat.

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Nick Cave Monday #41: “Momma’s Boy”

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Nick Cave was a singer named Freak Storm in the 1991 film Johnny Suede. Tom DiCillo wrote and directed the film. It was his directorial debut. Before this film he paid his dues as cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch.

One day, Nick was at DiCillo’s friend’s place in London and saw the script for Johnny Suede on the table.

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Nick Cave Monday #40: “City of Refuge”

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If you commit manslaughter, you better run to the City of Refuge. It’s what the Old Testament tells us to do because under biblical law the family of the victim can kill you even if it was an accident.

We learned about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in Nick Cave Monday #4.  So, in bible times if you kill someone on purpose, then you’re dead.

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Nick Cave Monday #39: “Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow”

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In a dreary, isolated town stands a building. Throughout the bland hallways are rooms that have been deserted for years. Old computer equipment, basically just a bunch of shit around.

That doesn’t stop Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from cleaning it up, bringing in some gear and throwing a moderately attended party.

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Nick Cave Monday #30: “Heathen Child”

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Grinderman announced their breakup about a year ago. But guess what Bad Seeders? Grinderman is performing two sets at Coachella in the coming days.

Let’s revisit the first single from Grinderman 2, “Heathen Child.” At the core of this humorous song is a message…In the end, we are all alone on this giant explosion that we inhabit called Earth.

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Nick Cave Monday #27: “Tupelo”

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It was a dark and stormy night in April 1936. The city of Tupelo, Mississippi was ravaged by a tornado that killed more than 230 people. It is ranked as the fourth deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

Tupelo is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

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Nick Cave Monday #24: “Mack The Knife”

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One night in January 1995, you may have been alive and lucky enough to have tuned your TV to “Great Performances” a special featuring the music of Kurt Weill.

It was the coolest of the cool performing Kurt’s music including Elvis Costello, William S.

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