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Ian Jane
06-18-2012, 02:14 PM
From the Bad Sees' official site (http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/news):

Reissues Tracklisting & Pre-Orders OpenWe can now announce the full tracklisting of the final set of re-issues, including all bonus tracks and videos.

Nocturama, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus and DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! will be released on 30th July as deluxe double disc Collector's Editions including original stereo album, new 5.1 surround mix, a specially commissioned short film by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, non-album b-sides from singles, videos and exclusive sleeve notes.

Pre-orders for the albums are now open:
http://www.mutebank.co.uk/mutebank/Nick-Cave-The-Bad-Seeds/ (http://www.mutebank.co.uk/mutebank/Nick-Cave-The-Bad-Seeds/)

Full tracklisting:


1. Wonderful Life
2. He Wants You
3. Right Out Of Your Hand
4. Bring It On
5. Dead Man In My Bed
6. Still In Love
7. There Is A Town
8. Rock Of Gibraltar
9. She Passed By My Window
10. Babe, I'm On Fire

Nocturama in 5.1 and stereo

Bonus tracks:

Shoot Me Down
Swing Low
Little Ghost Song
Everything Must Converge

Bonus videos:

Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Pt. 12: Nocturama)
Babe, I’m On Fire (15 min. version)
Bring It On


CD 1 - Abattoir Blues:
1. Get Ready For Love
2. Cannibal's Hymn
3. Hiding All Away
4. Messiah Ward
5. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
6. Nature Boy
7. Abattoir Blues
8. Let The Bells Ring
9. Fable Of The Brown Ape

CD 2 - The Lyre Of Orpheus:
1. The Lyre Of Orpheus
2. Breathless
3. Babe, You Turn Me On
4. Easy Money
5. Supernaturally
6. Spell
7. Carry Me
8. O Children

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus in 5.1 and stereo:

Bonus tracks:

She’s Leaving You
Under This Moon
Hiding All Away (Live at Maida Vale)
There She Goes, My Beautiful World (Live at Maida Vale)

Bonus video:

Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Pt. 13: Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus)
Nature Boy
Get Ready For Love


2. Today's Lesson
3. Moonland
4. Night Of The Lotus Eaters
5. Albert Goes West
6. We Call Upon The Author
7. Hold On To Yourself
8. Lie Down Here (& Be My Girl)
9. Jesus Of The Moon
10. Midnight Man
11. More News From Nowhere

DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! In 5.1 and Stereo

Bonus tracks:

Accidents Will Happen
Fleeting Love
Hey Little Firing Squad

Bonus video:

Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 14: DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!!)
More News From Nowhere
Midnight Man
Night Of The Lotus Eaters

11-27-2012, 09:32 AM
New album PUSH THE SKY AWAY due out Feb 18 2013.

Behind the scenes clip and more info here. (http://thequietus.com/articles/10819-nick-cave-the-bad-seeds-new-album)


'We No Who U R'
'Wide Lovely Eyes'
'Water's Edge'
'Jubilee Street'
'We Real Cool'
'Finishing Jubilee Street'
'Higgs Boson Blues'
Push The Sky Away

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 10:20 AM
Hooray! I didn't even know this was in the works.


11-27-2012, 10:31 AM

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 10:37 AM
Woh. Naked.

11-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are my all-time favorite band. The only group I've ever flown cross-country just to see. (Saw them in Dallas on Lollapalooza in 94, in New Orleans on their greatest hits tour in 98, and an acoustic show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 2001). So even though I basically never keep up with "new" music -- this is one album I'm REALLY looking forward to.

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 02:33 PM
While I dug the two Grinderman albums enough, I'm looking forward to this too. They haven't been as good since Blixa left, but I'm always willing to give Cave's new stuff a chance. They're one of my favorite bands of all time.

11-27-2012, 02:39 PM
They haven't been as good since Blixa left


Of all the items I've lost over the years through moves, thieving roommates and whatnot, none upsets me more than no longer having the copy of Blixa's book that I got him to autograph back in 98. I had both that and a Cave autographed copy of King Ink and they're both long gone. :nono:

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Yeah, that would piss me off too.

I saw them in Portland on what would turn out to be Blixa's last tour and they were great. Haven't seen them play but I'd imagine the live show, while still awesome (Cave's dance moves rule!), wouldn't be quite as intense.

I have a great bootleg DVD-R of a Bad Seeds show from Ohio in, I think, 1984 that has an interview with Nick and Blixa tacked on from after the show where they've both got giant goth hair and black sunglasses and appear to be strung out on smack. It's pretty great.

11-27-2012, 03:12 PM
I saw the Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! tour and they could still raise a good ruckus without Blixa, but yeah, it wasn’t quite the same as when he was in the fold. I was initially pretty underwhelmed by most of the post Blixa albums, but over time they have grown on me quite a bit. Now I just wish Blixa would get more productive again. There was a massive burst of Neubauten activity after he left the Bad Seeds, but the last album of new EN material was in 2007 and since then his only musical output has been his ANBB project back in 2010 and vocals on two songs on the X-TG Desertshore album.

11-30-2012, 08:37 PM
First new track can be heard here (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-nick-cave-the-bad-seeds-we-no-who-u-r-20121130). Mellow.

Jack J
12-01-2012, 01:18 AM
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12-01-2012, 01:31 AM
Hmm... I guess somebody jumped the gun with the stream?

12-02-2012, 08:36 PM
Link is working again.

Ian Jane
12-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Tour dates!

Most tickets go on sale Thursday.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- 2013 Tour Dates
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Dallas, TX -- McFarlin Auditorium
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Asheville, NC -- The Orange Peel
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA -- Keswick Theater
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - Washington, DC -- Strathmore
Friday, March 22, 2013 - Montreal, QC -- Metropolis
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Toronto, ON -- Massey Hall
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Boston, MA -- Orpheum Theater
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - New York NY -- Beacon Theater
Friday, March 29, 2013 - New York NY -- Beacon Theater
Monday, April 01, 2013 - Chicago, IL -- Chicago Theater
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Denver, CO -- Ogden Theater

Jack J
12-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Link is working again.


Ian Jane
12-04-2012, 05:57 PM
You can check out a promo video here (http://www.recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/3295).

I tried to embed it but Vimeo yelled at me.

Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - New York NY -- Beacon Theater

1st level balcony, third row in? Don't mind if I do!

Ian Jane
01-04-2013, 11:41 AM
New video directed by Gasper Noe!


Ian Jane
01-14-2013, 10:36 AM
New track... Jubilee Street.


01-14-2013, 11:06 AM
I like the growing intensity of this latest track.

02-08-2013, 10:50 AM
Full stream of the new album HERE. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/feb/08/nick-cave-push-sky-away-stream)

I'd say it falls in the middle of the pack of the post Blixa albums.

Ian Jane
02-18-2013, 02:29 PM

Ian Jane
02-19-2013, 11:17 AM
I'd say it falls in the middle of the pack of the post Blixa albums.

I'd agree. It's a bit more mellow than I was hoping it would be but I like it after two listens at work on Spotify, which is never the ideal way to really evaluate something, but the CD should be waiting for me when I get home.

02-19-2013, 02:55 PM
Yeah, after two energetic Grinderman records and the last Bad Seeds album I was also hoping this one would have more kick, but no dice. But even so, it's still a pretty good listen.

And on a side note I scored 3rd row seats at the Seattle show in April. :)

02-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Anybody else see the performance that was streamed live last night? It was good stuff with Cave performing the new album followed by a nice handful of classics. Nick was in good spirits and the Bad Seeds are backed up by a full string section and a kids' choir. It looks like you can watch the whole show again for at least 24 hours HERE. (http://www.youtube.com/nickcavelive) It's worth a look/listen.

Ian Jane
02-22-2013, 11:05 AM
I was watching bits and pieces of it this morning before doing actual work. He and the band sound good. I'm looking forward to the show next month.

New album is growing on me a bit. I still think some of the writing is uninspired (catch/snatch/match?) and referencing Hanna Montana isn't going to win him any points probably but I do like that he's apparently got a thing for mermaids now. I like mermaids.

02-22-2013, 02:11 PM
It's weird how the album gets meta at the end and there's a song about finishing an earlier song on the album. And as you mentioned, the pop culture references on the album feel strange, but at least it's not half as bad as when Alice Cooper goes down that road. No hip-hop hippos here.

Mark Tolch
02-22-2013, 02:18 PM
Nick Cave references Hannah Montana? (shudder)

02-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Yeah. He's also apparently obsessed with Wikipedia these days.

02-22-2013, 02:27 PM
On a less scary note here are some highlights from a recent Q&A. (http://www.nme.com/news/nick-cave-and-the-bad-seeds/68795)
Cave was asked which of his own songs he was proudest of and named, 'Jack The Ripper', from the Bad Seeds' 1992 album 'Henry's Dream'. He added: "My favorite album is 'Nocturama' mostly because everybody hates it, someone's gotta look out for it."

He also spoke about the impact of drugs on his creativity, writing: "Early period, largely positive. Middle period, more problematic. Late period, total destruction."

Ian Jane
02-22-2013, 02:37 PM
Yeah. He's also apparently obsessed with Wikipedia these days.

It's heaven.

Ian Jane
02-24-2013, 04:43 PM
Cave's also got some weird art installation thing happening at NYC's Grand Central Terminal in late March.

This will be happening inside a giant train station.



Ian Jane
02-24-2013, 04:46 PM
Oh, it's a different Nick Cave. There are two.

Ian Jane
03-29-2013, 11:10 AM
So the show last night in NYC was fucking awesome.

That is all.

03-29-2013, 11:32 AM
Rad. Can't wait for my turn.

Ian Jane
03-29-2013, 11:48 AM
6 piece orchestra
2 female backing vocalists
10 pc children's choral group
dueling drummers
random goth girl stage crashing


03-29-2013, 11:51 AM
Classic. Nick's version is BEST.

Ian Jane
05-07-2013, 10:15 AM
New video just released for Mermaids.


Ian Jane
05-20-2013, 10:44 AM
The new issue of UNCUT magazine will be completely dedicated to Cave and various side projects.


Ian Jane
07-21-2013, 10:53 AM
Having received a copy from my rad wife, I can say anyone with an interest in his history should check this out. Lots and lots of great, lenghty archival interviews.


07-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the reminder. I forgot this was coming out. Is it still on newsstands?

07-21-2013, 02:34 PM
Countdown to the 30th has begun with boomkat (http://boomkat.com/search?fields[]=artist&q=NICK+CAVE+%26+THE+BAD+SEEDS) having the reissues available in FLAC format.

10-22-2013, 11:59 AM
New live album on the way December 2.

Live at KCRW

'Higgs Boson Blues'
'Far From Me'
'Stranger Than Kindness'
'The Mercy Seat'
'And No More Shall We Part'
'Wide Lovely Eyes'
'People Ain't No Good'
'Into My Arms' (vinyl only)
'God Is In The House' (vinyl only)
'Push The Sky Away'
'Jack The Ripper'


Ian Jane
10-22-2013, 12:14 PM
Cover art!

I will buy this.


10-22-2013, 01:41 PM
So it looks like the CD and vinyl will come out on November 29 as part of Record Store Day Back to Black Friday. And the digital release is in December.

Ian Jane
11-14-2013, 02:40 PM
North American tour happening in 2014. (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/11/nick_cave_the_b_11.html)

No venues or dates yet but tickets are going on sale for the cities listed in the link 11/22/13.

11-19-2013, 01:39 PM
North American tour happening in 2014. (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2013/11/nick_cave_the_b_11.html)

No venues or dates yet but tickets are going on sale for the cities listed in the link 11/22/13.

Scored my ticket via presale this morning. :up:

Ian Jane
12-04-2013, 09:50 AM

Ian Jane
12-21-2014, 12:06 PM

Mark Tolch
12-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Theyre in my local shop for 18 bucks, which is a nice price. Coincidentally, somebody also unloaded all of their Birthday Party singles.

03-21-2015, 02:10 AM

The Sick Bag Song chronicles
Nick Cave's 2014 tour of North
America with The Bad Seeds.
The account of this 22-city journey
began life scribbled on airline sick bags
and grew into a restless full-length epic,
seeking out the roots of inspiration,
love and meaning.

Ian Jane
03-22-2015, 02:08 PM
I kinda want that but also... WTF?

03-23-2015, 11:51 AM
I'd get it if not for the price point plus painful shipping cost.

03-23-2015, 07:01 PM
I've never been a big fan of The Birthday Party but I'd love to have "The Proposition" on vinyl!

Ian Jane
06-02-2016, 10:55 AM
New album coming out in Sept.


Ian Jane
08-03-2016, 10:43 AM

Ian Jane
09-01-2016, 02:13 PM

Ian Jane
09-10-2016, 07:56 AM
Anyone else check out Skeleton Key yet? It's pretty sad stuff when you think about what he's been through, but there are moments of brightness in here. It's fairly raw in certain regards, less polished than the last album and I like that about it.

09-10-2016, 04:15 PM
I skipped the last album but I read it's his biggest seller.
As I already said I've collected his incarnations longer than anybody so I've got all the original vinyl from BOYS NEXT DOOR to THE BOATMAN (I think) all bought when released as Imports.
I then moved to CDs

I'll definitely check this out at some point (the library usually collects his stuff).

Does anyone know the tragic story of his son?

Ian Jane
09-11-2016, 08:57 AM
Does anyone know the tragic story of his son?

His son took acid and fell off a cliff.


09-11-2016, 02:14 PM
Thanks, Ian

Very sad.

09-14-2016, 02:44 PM
I listened to this last night and I gotta say it's one of the saddest and most beautiful albums ever.
I Need You is heartbreaking.
It's so raw and honest.
I can picture him standing over his sons coffin with these thoughts.

Ironically, this release reminds me of The Firstborn Is Dead... but with synths.
I'll have to look into his last release which was the first one I skipped in almost 30 years.

Ian Jane
09-14-2016, 02:53 PM
I actually like Push The Sky Away (the last release before this newest) a lot, I think it's fantastic but like most of his albums it took some time to grow on me.

This new one - it's almost too sad in spots. It is a beautiful piece of work, but I'm not sure how often I'll listen to it over some of his others because when I had it on in the car on the way home the other day it was really getting to me. Some gorgeous compositions though and a lot of great songwriting here.

09-14-2016, 04:59 PM
I think Push the Sky Away was Cave’s best Bad Seed record since Let Love In. (Murder Ballads is held in high regard by many, but I think it’s uneven. Cave’s take on Stagger Lee is definitive however.) The new album is very good, but it’s probably not going to be a “go to” album for me. I will still give it multiple more spins to fully digest but ultimately I will probably only listen to it when I’m in a very specific mood or am taking a deep dive into the discography.

Ian Jane
10-26-2016, 09:51 AM
Cave and Ellis scored the National Geographic series MARS.

You can sample a track here (http://www.indiewire.com/2016/10/mars-nick-cave-warren-ellis-national-geographic-1201740246/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter).


Ian Jane
10-26-2016, 05:47 PM
2017 tour dates announced.


Ian Jane
11-08-2016, 11:24 AM

Tom Clark
01-18-2017, 12:31 PM
KID POSTS HILARIOUS TWEETS ASKING ‘DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THIS IS’? (http://dangerousminds.net/comments/kid_posts_hilarious_tweets_asking_who_this_celebri ty_is)



Ian Jane
08-08-2019, 05:38 PM
So apparently a Nick Cave/Flat Bush Zombies collaboration exists.


Ian Jane
09-25-2019, 08:32 AM
New album, Ghosteen, out next week!



Part 1:
01 The Spinning Song
02 Bright Horses
03 Waiting For You
04 Night Raid
05 Sun Forest
06 Galleon Ship
07 Ghosteen Speaks
08 Leviathan

Part 2:
01 Ghosteen
02 Fireflies
03 Hollywood

Ian Jane
10-04-2019, 08:17 AM
This is on Spotify now. It's so mellow it's making me want to take a nap.

Ian Jane
11-05-2019, 05:02 PM

Ian Jane
04-24-2020, 11:54 AM
Bad Seed TeeVee launched as a 24-hour streaming channel on YouTube.


Ian Jane
04-29-2020, 11:14 AM

Mark Tolch
04-29-2020, 12:09 PM
I am definitely not a fan of Nick's voice in that register. I haven't followed his career much since the 90's, so I don't know if he's started singing differently with age, but I definitely like his earlier range and aggressive delivery. Even something like, "Into My Arms" that I generally don't like has a different delivery to it that takes the edge off of that upper range. If that makes any sense.

Jack J
04-29-2020, 12:48 PM
I was a Nick Cave fan for the longest time. He was on my eternal top 5 - up until "The Boatman's Call". Every Birthday Party record is great. After that I found the records became too mellow, too - sorry to say - boring. I used to joke that he became too happy.