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« on: May 14, 2009, 08:44:11 AM »



The Boys Next Door  "Shivers" (1979) -
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The Birthday Party  "Nick The Stripper" (1981) -
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  "Up Jumped The Devil" (1988) -
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds  "The Mercy Seat" (1988) -
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Johnny Cash's cover of "The Mercy Deat" -
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Dollin skating to "The Mercy Seat" @ 2:15 -
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Garrett Hill osiris commerical with "Brother My Cup In Empty" by Nick Cave and the bad Seeds  -
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Grinderman "man in the Moon" (2007) -
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" (2008) -
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 10:45:43 AM »

mercy seat is one of the greatest songs ever written
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 02:22:19 PM »

fuck yeah.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 02:52:34 PM »

murder ballads is easily my favorite ballad album. murder ballads is probably the only ballad album i enjoy.



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I live in a town called Millhaven
And it's small and it's mean and it's cold
But if you come around just as the sun goes down
You can watch the whole town turn to gold
It's around about then that I used to go a-roaming
Singing "La la la la La la la lie"
All God's children they all gotta die

My name is Loretta but I prefer Lottie
I'm closing in on my fifteenth year
And if you think you have seen a pair of eyes more green
Then you sure didn't see them around here
My hair is yellow and I'm always a-combing
La la la la La la la lie
Mama often told me we all got to die

You must have heard about The Curse Of Millhaven
How last Christmas Bill Blake's little boy didn't come home
They found him next week in One Mile Creek
His head bashed in and his pockets full of stones
Well, just imagine all the wailing and moaning
La la la la La la la lie
Even little Billy Blake's boy, he had to die

Then Professor O'Rye from Millhaven High
Found nailed to his door his prize-winning terrier
Then next day the old fool brought little Biko to school
And we all had to watch as he buried her
His eulogy to Biko had all the tears a-flowing
La la la la La la la lie
Even God's little creatures, they have to die

Our little town fell into a state of shock
A lot of people were saying things that made little sense
Then the next thing you know the head of Handyman Joe
Was found in the fountain of the Mayor's residence
Foul play can really get a small town going
La la la la La la la lie
Even God's children all have to die

Then, in a cruel twist of fate, old Mrs Colgate
Was stabbed but the job was not complete
The last thing she said before the cops pronounced her dead
Was, "My killer is Loretta and she lives across the street!"
Twenty cops burst through my door without even phoning
La la la la La la la lie
The young ones, the old ones, they all gotta die

Yes, it is I, Lottie. The Curse Of Millhaven
I've struck horror in the heart of this town
Like my eyes ain't green and my hair ain't yellow
It's more like the other way around
I gotta pretty little mouth underneath all the foaming
La la la la La la la lie
Sooner or later we all gotta die

Since I was no bigger than a weavil they've been saying I
was evil
That if bad was a boot that I'd fit it
That I'm a wicked young lady, but I've been trying hard lately
Oh, fuck it! I'm a monster! I admit it!
It makes me so mad my blood really starts a-going
La la la la La la la lie
Mama always told me that we all gotta die

Yeah, I drowned the Blakey kid, stabbed Mrs. Colgate, I admit
Did the handyman with his circular saw in his garden shed
But I never crucified little Biko, that was
two junior high school psychos
Stinky Bohoon and his friend with the pumpkin-sized head
I'll sing to the lot, now you got me going
La la la la La la la lie
All God's children have all gotta die

There were all the others, all our sisters and brothers
You assumed were accidents, best forgotten
Recall the children who broke through the ice on Lake Tahoo?
Everyone assumed the Warning signs had
followed them to the bottom
Well, they're underneath the house where I do quite a bit
of stowing
La la la la La la la lie
Even twenty little children, they had to die

And the fire of '91 that razed the Bella Vista slum
There was the biggest shit-fight this country's ever seen
Insurance companies ruined, land lords getting sued
All cause of wee girl with a can of gasoline
Those flames really roared when the wind started blowing
La la la la La la la lie
Rich man, poor man, all got to die

Well I confessed to all these crimes and they put me on
trial
I was laughing when they took me away
Off to the asylum in an old black Mariah
It ain't home, but you know, it's fucking better than jail
It ain't such bad old place to have a home in
La la la la La la la lie
All God's children they all gotta die

Now I got shrinks that will not rest with their endless
Rorschach tests
I keep telling them they're out to get me
They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
There is so much more I could have done if they'd let me!"
So it's Rorschach and Prozac and everything is groovy
Singing La la la la La la la lie
All God's children they all have to die

La la la la La la la lie
I'm happy as a lark and everything is fine

Singing La la la la La la la lie
Yeah, everything is groovy and everything is fine
Singing La la la la La la la lie
All God's children they gotta die
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 04:11:14 PM »

i approve of this thread
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 06:49:49 AM »

saw him in 93, good show

here's a good link for dollin's part:
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 09:18:09 AM »

nick cave is fucking awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 03:00:03 PM »

the best part in baker has a deathwish was finding out about nick cave
that guy is so cool from head to toe
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 09:40:26 AM »

outside my window the world has gone to war.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2009, 03:59:58 AM »

they have some of his older videos up on pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/episode/1971-nick-cave-and-the-bad-seeds/1
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 04:08:21 PM »

goin to see him next week
cant wait
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 09:41:59 AM »

Saw him last month. Really fucking good.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2009, 12:48:42 PM »

i've got a pretty cool spoken word album he did called "the secret life of the love song/the flesh made world"- he talks about other musicians and writers working in his general mood- leonard cohen, tom waits, neil young, van morrison, bob dylan, the dirty three, etc. i was stoked when i first heard it to see that i shared those tastes with him, got me more into his own music. anyhow, i actually just found the whole album/lecture transcribed here:
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=800055
cool read for any fans.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 04:12:49 PM »

"People just ain't no good."
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 09:14:33 AM »


Sorry to bring this thread back but I stumbled upon this letter and thought it was amazing.

In 1996, following the success of his band's ninth studio album, Murder Ballads, word reached Nick Cave that he had been nominated for an MTV Award, as Best Male Artist. That nomination was soon withdrawn, however, as a result of the following rejection letter from Mr. Cave to the event's organisers.

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21 Oct 96

To all those at MTV,

I would like to start by thanking you all for the support you have given me over recent years and I am both grateful and flattered by the nominations that I have received for Best Male Artist. The air play given to both the Kylie Minogue and P. J. Harvey duets from my latest album Murder Ballads has not gone unnoticed and has been greatly appreciated. So again my sincere thanks.

Having said that, I feel that it's necessary for me to request that my nomination for best male artist be withdrawn and furthermore any awards or nominations for such awards that may arise in later years be presented to those who feel more comfortable with the competitive nature of these award ceremonies. I myself, do not. I have always been of the opinion that my music is unique and individual and exists beyond the realms inhabited by those who would reduce things to mere measuring. I am in competition with no-one.

My relationship with my muse is a delicate one at the best of times and I feel that it is my duty to protect her from influences that may offend her fragile nature.

She comes to me with the gift of song and in return I treat her with the respect I feel she deserves - in this case this means not subjecting her to the indignities of judgement and competition. My muse is not a horse and I am in no horse race and if indeed she was, still I would not harness her to this tumbrel - this bloody cart of severed heads and glittering prizes. My muse may spook! May bolt! May abandon me completely!

So once again, to the people at MTV, I appreciate the zeal and energy that was put behind my last record, I truly do and say thank you and again I say thank you but no...no thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Cave


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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2012, 12:21:54 PM »

Always thought both these performances sounded cooler than the album versions.

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2012, 02:38:35 PM »

Nick Cave is rad. I was listening to The Firstborn Is Dead on vinyl a few nights ago. Perfect album for a rainy night.

somehow, as fucked up as it is, Song Of Joy has never really bothered me. Murder Ballads was always every entertaining.

this is a great performance. the entire concert is on youtube:

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2012, 03:31:58 PM »

this DVD


'Mercy Seat' in Lyon is one of the greatest live performances ever

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2012, 08:37:38 PM »

One of my goals in life is to see Nick Cave and Tom Waits live. Not necessarily together, though I wouldn't complain.
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2012, 08:46:08 PM »

Yup, good shit all around. That's a no durrrrrrrr thing. The man has been straight cool from day one.


THE BEST. Stagger Lee. The video and whole thing is fucking funny.
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The Henry Lee video with PJ Harvey is amazing, those two were amazing. Considering their relationship and all, they seemed to be so in love regardless of the ending outcome. Straight fluidity.
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Deanna via Nick Cave's heroin hair is sometimes my favorite.
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Speaking of heroin Nick Cave, this is the best shit in the world.
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Death is Not the End:
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All around a wonderful and inspiring human being with a charismatic, dark, and humoristic wit.

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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2012, 10:38:36 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 01:17:41 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 04:00:23 PM »



^this!!!

And the record he and Warren Ellis did for "The Assassination..." is the greatest soundtrack of all time. And makes one hell of a ringtone.
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2012, 08:01:30 PM »

The Birthday Party (Hacienda Club 1983) - Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)
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« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2012, 01:43:30 PM »

http://www.cracked.com/article_19751_6-insane-sequels-that-almost-ruined-classic-movies_p2.html

Number 1 on this list is pretty interesting
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 09:22:30 AM »

glad i've been able to see him play twice now.

did anyone mention 'the proposition' yet? fucking great film. also, his book 'the death of bunny monroe' wasn't bad.

cannot wait for this:
Lawless - Official Trailer (HD)


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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2012, 05:09:44 PM »

I was listening to both the republic of loose today and Nick Cave and realised that this
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Nick Cave - Lime tree arbour ( lyrics )

 
does anyone else hear this,or is it just me and my dad?
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