Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, 'Mermaids'

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, 'Mermaids'

“She was a catch/And we were a match/I was the match that would fire up her snatch”. There aren’t many men in music who’d get away with an opening lyric like that. Dappy? They’d arrest him. Bob Dylan? People would go “eugh”. Robbie...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Push The Sky Away'

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'Push The Sky Away'

As frontman of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, and through incarnations as actor, screenwriter and author, Nick Cave has spent the last 30 years carving a reputation as rock’s great polymath. His great vocal screeds, steeped in...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Our visits to Glasgow are always special,” Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos informs NME. “The most memorable has to be when The Birthday Party played here for the first time. The crowd was raucous from the outset and several people were ejected...

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Frankly, most lily-livered indie hacks would sooner audition for the role of Nancy on I’d Do Anything than dare piss on the chips of these incomparably ace princelings of darkness. But fuck it, here goes: as brilliant as ‘Dig!!! Lazarus...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Despite a namecheck for Lazarus in the album title, don’t call this a comeback. Everyone’s favourite black-haired, waggly armed harbinger of the gothic psycho-sexual apocalypse has not only been here for years, but in the last few leading up...

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Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds : Nocturama

Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds : Nocturama

And so at last the ass lies down with the angel. Nick Cave albums have always been a reliable sticking post amid the fuss and flurry of modern music - sinister, lovelorn, beautiful mysteries, like a dark man bearing gifts melting every few years...

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Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds : Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow

Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds : Fifteen Feet Of...

A great song from a fantastic album and a terrible single rolled into one. If ever a clue was needed as to why Cave enjoys commercial success in the album chart only, look here. This is a ghostly sermon about losing children under snow, released...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : No More Shall We Part

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds : No More Shall We Part

In the beginning was The Word. But nowadays, only glorious anachronisms like Nick Cave still carry a torch for songwriting as literature. So never mind his comical 1900 House vocabulary of knotted yews and hearty salutations - rock's own Nasty...

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Single Of The Week  - NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS : As I Sat Sadly By Her Side

Single Of The Week - NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS...

A girl with long hair and tears in her eyes. Matters of epistemological urgency. God. And a small kitten leaping playfully from lap to lap. All not quite as usual in the Magnificent World of Nick Cave, then. Admittedly, this single sees Cave...

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New York Beacon Theatre

New York Beacon Theatre

True story: a certain pop star absolutely loved anal sex but hated Brussels sprouts. His wife, alas, could munch sprouts 'til the cows came home but was determined to keep her rectum unplumbed. So she made him a deal - she'd do the deed but only...

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