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The Rockometer: Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

              Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away Bad Seed LTD After two albums with the raucous Bad Seed alter ego, Grinderman, and one album with the Bad Seeds which shared much of the machismo of their other selves, Nick Cave has brought back the Bad Seeds proper for a suite of nine subdued ballads. Gone are the rabid howls of a man whose blood is boiling wit...READ MORE

Play Me: “We No Who U R” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Let's talk contrast, as in the manly, often brutish sounds of Nick Cave's work with some of the Bad Seeds in Grinderman versus, "We No Who U R," the first single from Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's forthcoming album, Push the Sky Away, and its subtle arrangement of electric piano, bass, slight, electronic beats and flute. Grinderman would have never done flute. Grinderman would have sent you back to band camp with that flute busted...READ MORE

Moving Pictures: “Bellringer Blues (Nick Zinner Remix)” by Grinderman

Let's say I didn't spend the past year collecting all of the 12" singles released following Grinderman's 2010 album, Grinderman 2, I'd be all over this upcoming remix collection on Anti- Records featuring collaborations and reinterpretations featuring Robert Fripp, Josh Homme, A Place to Bury Strangers, Cat's Eyes and Factory Floor. Hell, I'll still be all over Grinderman 2 RMX on the strength of the previously unreleased versio...READ MORE

Moving Pictures: “Worm Tamer (RAK Sessions)” by Grinderman

There are no guns or violence in Grinderman's video for "Worm Tamer." Nor is there any nudity, or disturbing imagery, or scenes where the men of Grindermen dress up as Roman soldiers and act as Roman soldiers do, as they did for the "Heathen Child" video. You, do, however get Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, and Jim Sclavunos hunkered down in RAK Studios laying down a mean, live version of "Worm Tamer," and, you do get to...READ MORE

The Rockometer: Grinderman 2 by Grinderman

Grinderman Grinderman 2 Anti- Writing for The Onion's AV Club, Sam O'Neal attempts to discern the difference between Nick Cave's Grinderman and his longstanding band, The Bad Seeds with this snappy opening, "In The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave thinks with his brain; in Grinderman, he thinks with his dick. After all, why bother with gothic-romantic gilding when you can charm pants off with a punchline like 'My baby calls me the Loch Ness...READ MORE

Moving Pictures: “Heathen Child” by Grinderman

Warning: The video you are about to watch contains brief nudity, comedic violence, mildly disturbing imagery, an incredible song with the most bad-ass electric bouzouki ever, caricatures of the world's great religions which some may find inappropriate, and the men of Grinderman dressed as immortal centurions behaving rather badly.  In other words, it totally rules. VIDEO: Grinderman - Heathen Child Grinderman's new album, ...READ MORE

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds in Moving Pictures:”More News from Nowhere” and “Night of the Lotus Eaters”

This week has seen two new videos released for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' most excellent new album, Dig Lazarus Dig. I've already said plenty about this release, but I realize there's some of you out there who may not be in to the whole wordy thing, and missed the fact that Nick Cave and Co. have released one of the year's best albums. So, here's your second chance, and there's no reading involved. Just sit back and watch. The ...READ MORE

The Rockometer Featuring Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Portishead, Boris, and Tapes N Tapes

Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsDig Lazarus DigAnti-At 50 years old, Nick Cave should be aging gracefully, trying his best not to tarnish his legacy, and getting the band back together only to play county fairs, air shows, and rib cook offs whenever the boys in the band need some extra coin. He shouldn't be this relevant. He shouldn't be releasing career defining albums this late in his career, year after year, first with Grinderman, and ...READ MORE

“Dig Lazarus Dig!!!” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

If it seems like the ageless Nick Cave has been around forever, well, it's because in musical terms, he has. His discography stretches way back to 1980 and the influential post-punk band, The Birthday Party. And not only has he released too many albums for me to take the time and count on Wikipedia or All Music Guide, some of his best work has been produced in just the last few years. It started with 04's Abattoir Blues/The Lyre...READ MORE

“Get It On” by Grinderman

The opening cut on Grinderman's self-titled release, "Get It On," is a fierce representation of what you can expect from Nick Cave in this new slimmed down model of The Bad Seeds. Consider it their devolution - taking the music away from grand arrangements, back to its purest, most primal form with four men in a band plugging in and rocking out. There's one shard of guitar, in "Get It On," before Cave spits out like a madman: ...READ MORE
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