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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:16 pm

michaeltheangryrussian wrote:All Ive ever heard was Murder Ballads and I thought it was really good. How does this other stuff stack up to it...


Murder Ballads and The Boatman's Call are the only Bad Seeds records that I don't like. The rest are far superior, Your Funeral, My Trial being my personal favorite. Some of the finest music Cave ever recorded is squirrelled away among the two lectures he recorded a few years back, available as The Secret Life of the Love Song. Most are solo piano renditions of songs from various points in his career, but he's sometimes joined by 2/3 of The Dirty Three and a bassist. Beautiful stuff.
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:20 am

I got Abattoir Blues/ The Lyre of Orpheus last night.
So good.
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:34 pm

michaeltheangryrussian wrote:All Ive ever heard was Murder Ballads and I thought it was really good. How does this other stuff stack up to it... much different? Im interested in getting some more stuff, so recommend it to me please.

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Murder Ballads, while a great album, was sort of a parody of himself. It was the album I started out with too. If you like the faster, louder songs then go backwards from there, chronologically speaking. If you like the quieter, softer songs then go forward.
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Postby MTAR on Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:47 pm

Rotten Tanx wrote:
michaeltheangryrussian wrote:All Ive ever heard was Murder Ballads and I thought it was really good. How does this other stuff stack up to it... much different? Im interested in getting some more stuff, so recommend it to me please.

mgb


Murder Ballads, while a great album, was sort of a parody of himself. It was the album I started out with too. If you like the faster, louder songs then go backwards from there, chronologically speaking. If you like the quieter, softer songs then go forward.


thanks, this is good advice. I went back really far. I got The Birthday Party's "Prayers On Fire". Still digesting it. Im kind of lost in it right now, but it's slowly coming into focus.

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Postby a. james on Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:06 pm

michaeltheangryrussian wrote:thanks, this is good advice. I went back really far. I got The Birthday Party's "Prayers On Fire". Still digesting it. Im kind of lost in it right now, but it's slowly coming into focus.

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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:08 pm

Anyone check out that new soundtrack he did with Warren Ellis?
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Postby glynnisjohns on Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:13 pm

Christopher_Dragon wrote:Anyone check out that new soundtrack he did with Warren Ellis?


More atmospheric than song like. I like it quite a bit.

One of the tracks intersperses a melody from a dirty 3 album.
Of which i cannot remember. You'll like it i'm sure.

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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:33 pm

The Hammond refrain from "Your Funeral, My Trial" has been running through my mind all day. It has proven to be a very pleasant constant in an otherwise frenetic day.

Salut, Nick Cave! Salut, Whoever Plays Organ on That Song!
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Postby ivan on Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:33 pm

Saw him live with his big band last summer, absolutely fantastic.

Last album and the recent b sides collection have been in constant rotation in my head for a long time now.

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Postby full point on Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:14 pm

All this and not one mention of Nocturama?

An awesome performance by a great band.

Really.

Babe, I'm on Fire clocks in around 12 minutes long (or longer?) and it's obvious it's one take.

Great recording of a great performance.
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:17 pm

I've seen them twice since I started this thread.

First time supporting the double album, with the gospel singers.

And then last month as a 3 piece band. Drums, bass and violin. It was a venue usually for classical/opera. I'm quite sure no one has ever shouted motherfucker so many times on that stage before.
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Postby CJMcG on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:16 pm

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Postby CJMcG on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:17 pm

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Postby Into the Void on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:27 pm

Christopher J. McGarvey wrote:What?


More info here. The song on their Myspace page is pretty fucking great.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:38 pm

Has any other punk rocker more gracefully made the transition to making "adult" music?
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Postby a. james on Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:56 pm

wes9 wrote:
Christopher J. McGarvey wrote:What?


More info here. The song on their Myspace page is pretty fucking great.


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Postby dimpfelmoser on Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:29 am

I've got the first four or five records. Funnily enough, all the recordings he did while living in Berlin. I stopped listening to Nick Cave in the early 90s. I don't know why really, but when I think of Nick Cave and his music, its inevitably linked with living in Berlin in the late 80s. Since then Berlin has changed so much, I have changed a bit and somehow I can't go back to that period of my life. I'm sure he still puts out great stuff but I can't shake off the feeling of Nostalgia when listening to Nick Cave. Not neccessarily a bad thing I guess, but nothing I want to experience on a daily basis.
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Postby Eierdiebe on Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:08 am

i could take or leave Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. same with the Birthday Party.

although i have respect for these bands, and will occasionally listen to them (usually at someone else's behest), i've never felt any sort of deep-seeded attachment to their music.

i just can't get lost in The World According to Nick Cave. his particular strand of cool white people rock doesn't do much for me.

no matter what i'm listening to by him, it always comes off as very self-consciously Nick Cave's music, with NICK CAVE singing, and NICK FUCKING CAVE WEARING EXPENSIVE SUITS AND SMOKING CIGARETTES, AND DOING SMACK WHILE HE REGALES US WITH TELL-IT-LIKE-IT-IS CIRCUS TALES AND ELEGIAC BALLADS OF LONG-LOST GIRLFRIENDS.

if i was a woman i would probably find this more appealing.

my Mom likes Nick Cave.
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Postby Rotten Tanx on Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:07 am

My mom likes Stevie Wonder, just like many people on this board. So what?
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Postby Eierdiebe on Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:22 am

it's not a put down, saying my Mom likes Nick Cave.

i'll see your Stevie Wonder and raise you Curtis Mayfield.
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