Spine-Chilling NICK CAVE And THE BAD SEEDS Album ‘HENRY’S DREAM’ Released 30 Years Ago Today

Back in time

27 April 2022

one of my favorite Seeds albums, 30 years ago today, on
29 April 1992. Their 7th longplayer.

Rolling Stone
said: “Provocative – albeit harrowing – music.” Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Every time Cave returns from a visit to the dark side of his
mind he comes up with a spine-chilling work. From macabreness (Jack The Ripper) to
emotional disturbance (Papa Won’t Leave You Henry), from melancholia (Straight To You)
to madness (Christina, The Astonishing). Nine raw diamonds. Cave is the Agatha Christie
of haunting rock. Always thriller-ing.

Singles/clips: Straight To You / I Had A Dream, Joe

(Timeless classic)


You were standing in the open
Your hands to the sky
Your mouth in foam
And needles
Fell in the leaves
Finger at me
Finger at me, pointing at me

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1. ‘Henry’s Dream’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

Released: 27 April 1992 –  7th LP
Charts: #29 in the UK / #41 in Australia

Rolling Stone said: At times Cave veers into melodrama, but his songs
of suffering and sin are still convincing. With the Bad Seeds serving as the
exorcists for Cave’s demons, Henry’s Dream stands as provocative – albeit
harrowing – music.”
Score: 4.5

TUTV: One of my all-time favorite
Bad Nick Cave Seed works

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2. ‘Dry’ by PJ HARVEY

Released: 30 March 1992 – her debut LP
Charts: #11 in the UK

Pitchfork wrote: “On her debut, Polly Jean Harvey matched
Patti Smith’s incandescence with Bessie Smith’s lasciviousness,
outplayed everyone on the British indie circuit, and became
an instant star.”
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: A masterpiece. Still.

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3. ‘Automatic For The People’ by R.E.M.

Released: 5 October 1992 – 8th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK and New Zealand, #2 in the US

AllMusic: “A haunting, melancholy masterpiece… R.E.M. have
never been as emotionally direct as they are here, nor have they
ever created music quite as rich and timeless, and while the record
is not an easy listen, it is the most rewarding record in their oeuvre.”

Score: 5/5.

TUTV: They put a magnum opus
on the moon with this one.

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4. ‘Bone Machine’ by TOM WAITS

Released: 8 September 1992 – his 11th LP

Entertainment Weekly wrote: “Bone Machine finds Waits veering
along the midway barking his favorite themes — decadence and death,
purgatory and pain — but beneath his hellacious bellows and grotesque
arrangements lurks a caring, humanist heart.
” Score: 5/5.

TUTV: I wonder if Waits still doesn’t want to grow up.

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5. ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ by SPIRITUALIZED

Released: 20 March 1992 – debut LP
Charts: #27 in the UK

NME said: “There’s awesome, cool dignity here, a depth and
scope far beyond rock’s normal parameters, and an abiding
faith in the redemptive power of music which can embrace
both consoling murmurs and euphoric surges.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: The start of a soul-searching
symphonic gospel adventure, still in motion.

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6. ‘Rage Against The Machine by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

7. Slanted & Enchanted by PAVEMENT

8. It’s A Shame About Ray by THE LEMONHEADS

9. Code:Selfish by THE FALL

10. ‘The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by THE BLACK CROWES

5 Outstanding NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Albums

Turn Up The Volume’s 5 most played NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS albums.

1. LET LOVE IN – 8th LP – 1994

Pitchfork: “Cave’s love songs could easily turn into death songs, it was inevitable
that he’d devote an entire album to exploring that symbiotic relationship.”

Score: 8.5/10

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2. HENRY’S DREAM – 7th album – 1992

NME: “Primarily bloodied, fiercely energetic, vituperative music.
Henry’s Dream’digs deep into the ancient lore of the blues
Score: 8/10

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3. THE BOATMAN’S CALL – 10th LP – 1997

AllMusic: “This is a stunning and captivating piece of work. Beautiful
album of faith, hope, hopelessness, frustration and despair
Score: 9/10

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4. DIG LAZARUS DIG!!! – 14th LP – 2008

Tiny Mix Tapes: “Rock, country, blues, and post-punk rhythms meld with Cave’s lyrics on
sex, death, God, and America to create what could be one of his most perfect albums yet.”

Score: 9/10

5. PUSHING THE SKY AWAY – 15th LP – 2013

The Guardian: “Funeral-paced songs and stripped-down music that
calls to mind Leonard Cohen fronting James Blake minimalism.”

Score: 8/10

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Artist: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Album: Henry’s Dream – their seventh LP
Released: 27 April 1992
Expect: High-quality songwriting, spellbinding vocals
and darksome stories about love, lust and death
Singles: Straight To You / I Had A Dream, Joe



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