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Nick Cave (Official Thread)

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  1. Gabble Ratchet

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    Nick Cave Official Website
    Nick Cave on Wikipedia

    Nick Cave is one of Australia's most accomplished, prolific and talented songwriters. In a career spanning 38 years, Nick has gained a huge reputation for his eclectic music, electric live performances, intelligent, often dark lyrics and his emotional style of songwriting.

    Between 1973 and 1984, Nick fronted "The Birthday Party" and recorded 9 albums, but his main work has been in his own band "Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds" of which he has released 14 albums between 1984 and 2008. He also recorded 2 albums as "Grinderman". Nick has also collaborated with many other musicians, written screenplays, soundtracks and even acted in a few movies. There isn't much he hasn't done!

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Discography:

    1984 From Her to Eternity
    1985 The Firstborn Is Dead
    1986 Kicking Against the Pricks
    1986 Your Funeral... My Trial
    1988 Tender Prey
    1990 The Good Son
    1992 Henry's Dream
    1994 Let Love In
    1996 Murder Ballads
    1997 The Boatman's Call
    2001 No More Shall We Part
    2003 Nocturama
    2004 Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
    2008 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!



    The main focus though is his music, and it can be anything from spine chillingly beautiful to violently aggressive, and everything in between. here are a few examples:







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    Love him! I just got introduced a few months ago, and I think this is a guy that doesn't get his due here in the U.S. Some of his stuff can be a little harsh for me, but no matter what he is ALWAYS an excellent story teller. Red Right Hand is def. a favorite of mine (I love to quote the lyrics in facebook statuses and people who aren't familiar always think i am being super cryptic & mysterious, hehe).

    I also love The Ship Song & (of course) Rock of Gibralter, & Henry Lee (with the amazing PJ Harvey):





     
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    At the moment I've only got one album, "The Boatman's Call". But I love it and really want to get more music from him! :grinthumb
     
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    Just heard a cover of "The Ship Song" and it made me want to hear the original! I love what they did in the cover but since this is the Nick Cave thread I'll say that it's a beautiful song and I can see why the artist wanted to cover it. Nick has a dark, almost gothic vocal style and it's a unique contrast to the beautiful piano melody. A unique beautiful song! :grinthumb

    The Ship Song


    And after further listen I do dig the other stuff posted hear! "Stagger Lee" is a cool profane rocker, The Kylie duet very interesting and surprisingly works and I agree "Rock of Gibraltar" is a great track! :)
     
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    Nick Cave's first band was The Boys Next Door. Here he is singing the wonderfully depressing 'Shivers'


     
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    Push the Sky Away!

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    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released their new album "Push the Sky Away" on 18 February 2013.

    Tracklist:

    1. We No Who U R
    2. Wide Lovely Eyes
    3. Water's Edge
    4. Jubilee Street
    5. Mermaids
    6. We Real Cool
    7. Finishing Jubilee Street
    8. Higgs Boson Blues
    9. Push The Sky Away

    I haven't heard this album yet, but I saw yesterday his gig in Fonda Theatre in LA. He was amazing!
    Check out his best moments in the videos below:



    Jubilee Street


    Push the sky away


    From Her to Eternity


    The Ship Song


    Wide Lovely Eyes


    Deanna


    The Mercy Seat


    Stagger Lee
     
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    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    I don't know what it is but I absolutely love this album! :bow:

    The Good Son
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    *BUMP*

    Since I last visited here I've picked up Murder Ballads, listened to it while driving through a thunderstorm in my friend's beat up 85' Mazda and nothing was more appropriate ever. This song in particular, was a novel of imagination and old western treachery. It's as if I'd pulled up a stool and watched every event unfold right in front of me!

     
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    I'm in love with this track from Nick Caves first group "The Boy Next Door"! Gloomy, mopey, melodic, transcendence! :D:

    Nick Cave-Shivers
     
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    I went to the very first public gig in Melbourne Australia when the band was called The Boys next Door. It was held in a house out in the suburbs. Reasonably impressive but the guy to talk(Nick Cave)to is a little bit obnoxious. He was into the Punk music scene in St. Kilda (suburb of Melbourne). The original guitarist Roland Howard (very talented) died of cancer and the original bassist Tracy Pew died of drug overdose.They changed their name later onto The Birthday Party.
     

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