Nick Cave Monday

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. Their longevity with the group proves that something definitely works, […]

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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 […]

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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. As […]

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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 #38: “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

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Rest in peace. RIP. That’s what we say when someone dies. So this Jesus dude in the Bible resurrects some people according to the gospels. One of the privileged to come back from the dead was Lazarus. Lazarus was in his tomb and all of his family wept. Jesus asked them to pull the stone […]

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Nick Cave Monday #36: “Dead Joe”

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Even though we’re in the month of May, we can always use a little bit of Christmas spirit. The Birthday Party, Nick Cave’s pre–Bad Seeds band, gave us a song that we can sing anytime of year. There was this dude named Joe. Well, he’s dead, totally mangled in a car wreck. It’s such a bloody […]

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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 […]

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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. But the real reason we’re here is because “Tupelo” is […]

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Nick Cave Monday #25: “Abattoir Blues”

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Sometimes things get murky in our brains. The depression takes hold. It’s more than melancholy, it’s to the point of absolute despair. “Abattoir Blues” is the title track on the double album released with “Lyre of Orpheus” by The Bad Seeds in 2004. With their intent on keeping things fresh for every new release, the […]

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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. Burroughs and our man Nick Cave.

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