Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Straight To You

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Speaking of the mad one from Down Under here is his undoubted masterpiece, I think. I’m guessing because I don’t own any Nick Caves & The Bad Seeds albums, as much as I think I’d love ‘Henry’s Dream’. The problem is the eccentricity that so pervades in their output, like a contemporary Frank Zappa you probably get it or more likely lump it. Cave was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in the late 50’s and has had an incredibly varied career that has seen him perform central roles in bands like the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and more recently with Grinderman. He also has some soundtrack credits to his name but his most successful brush with the movie world has been his screenplay for the ingenious outback yarn ‘The Proposition’. ‘Straight To You’ hits you between the eyes with its intense playing, lovestruck lyrics and Cave’s unforgettable performance.The Bad Seeds 14th album ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ is released on Mute Records in early March. KD

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Straight To You

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Year: 1992

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  1. Daniel
    March 7, 2008
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    Ehhh while it might be one of the best songs on this album, it can hardly be titled his masterpiece.The Mercy Seat, Into your Arms, Henry Lee, Deanna… I just realised if I keep going this comment might exceed the length of the original post :).I strongly suggest you get your hands on albums like Tender Prey, Murder Ballads, Let Love In and No more shall we part. These would be, in my opinion, absolute masterpieces of albums!

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