San Francisco-based musician Jeff Campbell talks about what it’s like to perform on TV in front of a national audience, the rising popularity of singing competitions, and working alongside your significant other....more
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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....more
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....more
Jack the Ripper killed women in real life. He is known as Jack the Ripper, and was never caught for his violent crimes.
Nick Cave kills people in his music. He is known as the greatest singer in the world, and is in a band called The Bad Seeds....more
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....more
When the the relationship is over, when your heart is cracked open and leaking blood on your pinstripe suit, when you’re out of cash and you need something to numb the pain of a break up, tell that wretched dude at the bar to buy you a drink....more
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....more
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....more
It was 1994. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds were performing The Fillmore in San Francisco. I was crushed against the stage and Blixa Bargeld strummed his guitar in front of me. Midway through The Bad Seeds set I summoned the courage to yell,...more
We’re stuck in a world where bad shit happens all the time. Nick Cave, our Nature Boy, watches the news with his dad and sees “ordinary slaughter” and “routine atrocity.” Dad tells Nature Boy not to look away, be strong and bold because beauty will save the world....more
Today we learn a valuable lesson. If you have a girlfriend, but you are in love with another girl and you tell your girlfriend that this other girl is way hotter than she is, do not stick around when she starts to make out with you....more
Leave it to Nick to create a love song amidst the horrors of judgment day.
When God strikes vengeance on us for our sins at Armageddon, Nick isn’t looking for survival, he’s looking for the woman he loves for that one last moment....more
Who is Lucy? Nick’s ex-girlfriend? A ballerina? Whoever she was, we all have our Lucy. The woman who died too young. If you don’t have a Lucy yet, be assured, Lucy will come into your life. Perhaps a few times.
When The Bad Seeds busted out with a live version of “Lucy” on their last tour, it shattered me....more
We have embraced the love songs and feelings of the heart…this week it’s time to get our hands dirty. No more snuggles, let’s shed some blood.
“The Curse Of Millhaven” was originally written for P J Harvey to sing. She opted for a duet with Nick called “Henry Lee.”
I can’t fathom anyone but Mr....more
The last time I interviewed Nick I told him how much I loved “Palaces of Montezuma” from the new record.
“You like that one?” he said with a smile. “It almost didn’t make it on the record.”
“My wife said she’d divorce me if we didn’t put it on there.”...more
There’s a soundtrack for when I’m about to fall in love with a girl. That precious gap of time between getting to know each other physically and mentally before diving in the pool of vulnerability and embracing love and commitment.
Laying in bed, talking, cuddling, kissing, ravishing....more
Clocking in at 14 minutes, 43 seconds is “Babe, I’m On Fire.”
The video is so much fun. I would have worked for free as a PA on that shoot just to watch the mayhem in person.
For most of the song is Nick calling out characters who say, “Babe, I’m on fire.” Like mom and dad and grandpa....more
Monday! Monday! Monday! “We No Who U R” is available today from “Push The Sky Away”, the 15th record by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds scheduled to release February 18, 2013.
Be There! (add echo effect)
Let’s talk about Grinderman 2 (2010) and the amazing tour that followed the release....more
There is a soundtrack that plays in my head when I’m in love with a lady and “Sad Dark Eyes” is a part of that DJ set of my mind.
I was always a DJ in my mind from the time I was a child… it was my way of bringing my thoughts to something beautiful in bad family and environment situations....more
When we die, “The Carny” will be our soundtrack. Us humans, who have been jonesing for beliefs and answers about the afterlife in this existence…. We will enter a red tent and DJ will drop the needle on the second track from “Your Funeral, My Trial.”...more
Nick Cave scared the crap out of me.
The year was 1992 and I was used to grunge and punk rock and loved the bodies hurling into each other. There were bands like The Dwarves who would get naked, bleed, and fight the audience....more
I have dedicated “Into My Arms” to every woman I have fallen in love with. They were only able to rent this song while they had my heart....more
Some men on their 50th birthday buy a convertible, grow a mustache, shag a yoga instructor and enter what society calls a midlife crisis.
Nick Cave had the greatest midlife crisis ever, which included growing a mustache straight out of a ’70s porn film....more
Do you ever have one of those days where you just need to cry your eyes out?
There’s no better soundtrack for your sobs than “The Weeping Song.”...more
There’s one song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds that pretty much sums up every era of the band, and that’s “The Mercy Seat.”
Nick has said it’s one of his favorite songs to perform because they can do so much with it, from ultra violent execution to a sweet ballad about a man facing execution....more
A Quick Video Evolution of Nick Cave from 1979 – 1982....more
“From Her To Eternity” is one of Nick’s sexiest songs. It was the title track on the first album from The Bad Seeds and really defined what was going to come with this new project from Nick and the guys. Nick Cave and Mick Harvey had recently moved on from the disbanding of their previous band, The Birthday Party....more
Welcome to Nick Cave Monday, a new blog where The Rumpus lets me gush about the greatest musician in the world....more