“Everything is banal and jejune”

 

Nick Cave Superstar

Nick Cave Superstar

 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “We Call Upon The Author” from Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! [2008]

I saw Nick Cave and Co. live a few weeks ago, and they really tore it up onstage.  The band is a severn-piece ensemble, featuring (among others), Warren Ellis, who is also 1/3 of the Dirty Three.  I single out Mr. Ellis because, aside from Mr. Cave himself, Mr. Ellis was the most interesting to watch.  When he wasn’t playing his Fender Mandocaster or strumming his viola like a guitar, he was on the floor, coaxing all manner of sounds from his effects pedals, looking like a hobo all the while, with long hair an and unkempt beard.

At any rate, this is a standout track from the Bad Seeds’ latest effort.

Dig the Bad Seeds

Posted by Adam

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6 Comments

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6 responses to ““Everything is banal and jejune”

  1. Jordy

    This is my favorite song from D!!!LD!!! Bravo.

  2. This song is freaking awesome. I want Nick Cave to be the preacher at my church.

    Also, Berryman really was the best:

    Once in a sycamore I was glad
    all at the top, and I sang.
    Hard on the land wears the strong sea
    and empty grows every bed.

  3. Kathy

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds = amazing.

    If you like them, listen to the rest of the Anti- artists on their sampler. It’s great.

    You can download it OR stream it: http://www.antilabelblog.com/

  4. Pingback: “He was drunk and exhausted, but he was critically acclaimed and respected” « So Well Remembered

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