Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mr. Motherfucker, You Know Who I Am...

(Luna does her best Nick Cave Impression)


Here is some more news from nowhere...nothing too serious..nothing about being depressed or batshit crazy...at least not my batshit craziness or depression or no one else I know...

One of my favorite artistes/musicians/songwriters/screenwriters/writers/whatever the fucks is Nick Cave. I have been listening to and following his career since the first Ex Mrs. Martin (and the wonderful mother of my beautiful progeny, Cydney...more on that later_) turned me on to him, staring with his first most well known band, The Birthday Party. Actually, the first band was The Boys Next Door  but is just semantics more or less so lets not get fucking bogged down, shall we not?
Ok, moving on, I am fucking tired, so gonna make this easy on myself...here are some of my favorite Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (originally known as Nick Cave and the Cavemen, but once again, semantics and we already said we were not really gonna go there so don't fucking hassle me about in the comments) videos.

This first one was directed by John Hillcoat who Cave would work on with movies as a screenwriter and soundtrack bedeviler.  Its called Bring it On and comes from what is universally considered to be Nick's worst album, Nocturama. I'm not sure I agree but that is not the point right now....
This video is way silly and got many negative reviews as being sexist , misogynistic, etc... all of which it is. However, if you cannot see the tongue in cheek, smart ass aspect of this and realize they were pulling the mickey, well, you just take yourself to god damn serious:

Here the boys are along with Chris Bailey of Australian power pop/punk trouble makers The Saints.



Ok...now how about this one? Nature Boy is from Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus, a pretty spectacular in double albums. I really like this song a lot and the video is brilliant if for nothing more than Nick is wearing a brown suit and his hair is not swept straight back:


Next up is Stagger Lee from The Murder Ballads, probably Nick's most successful and revered album. For this one, we are gonna watch it live from Nick's show at Austin City Limits...it's a long one but hang in there, it's worth the journey Mr. Motherfucker:


OK...just one more, cuz I need a motherfuckin' nap.  This is quite possibly my very favorite song that Nick and his wily cohorts have ever done.  This is a Bob Dylan song off of Down in the Groove which is considered to be Bob's absolute worst album ever. I really do not listen to or follow Bob that much (could be that he has the same name as the self destructive voice in my head, or I am not a Bob Dylan fan...most likely a combination of the two). Nick's version is on Murder Ballads and has Kyley Minogue, Shane McGowan and Blixa Bargeld singing verses. I really cannot tell you why I like this song so much (well, I could but then somebody would call the guys with the big butterfly nets to come commit me again). Jive on Nick:


okey dokey, that's it for now..hope ya'll enjoyed (or not, no skin off my nose)...more later...


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