‘THE GOOD SON’ By NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Released 30 Years Ago…

19 April 2020

Living legend and one of my fav all time artists NICK CAVE and his band THE BAD SEEDS released their sixth album THE GOOD SON on 17 April 1990, 30 years ago. It was the first LP that showed a change in mood and songwriting overall as Cave started to make an art out of crooning, not in a smooth Frank Sinatra way, but more like a modern Leonard Cohen with a doomed voice.

Later Cave commented: “I guess The Good Son is some kind of reflection of the way I felt
early on in Brazil. I was quite happy there. I was in love and the first year or two was good. The problem I found was in order to survive you have to adopt their attitudes towards everything, which are kind of blinkered.”

Drowned In Sound wrote: “The Good Son is much, much more than Cave going soft. As a transitional album, there’s plenty here for fans of both Cave the lover and Cave the fighter.
And Cave the storyteller: still gloriously wild-eyed, yet with the grotesque excesses of yore replaced by a more humane perspective.
” Full review here. Score 9/10.

Album in full…

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Singles…

– THE SHIP SONG –

– THE WEEPING SONG –

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – Fifth Longplayer ‘TENDER PREY’ Turns 30…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

18 September 2018

Artist: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

Album: TENDER PREY – fifth LP

Released: 19 September 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “With guitarist/keyboardist Roland Wolf and Cramps/Gun Club
veteran Kid Congo Powers on guitar added to the ranks, along with guest appearances
from old member Hugo Race, the Seeds reached 1988 with their strongest album yet, the insanely powerful, gripping ‘Tender Prey’. Rather than simply redoing what they’d already
done, Nick Cave and company took their striking musical fusions to deeper and higher
levels all around, with fantastic consequences…”

Score: 4.5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says:  At times freaky, at times catchy, at times fanatical
but always compelling, vehement and entirely committed. Whether Cave sings,
speaks, shouts, rattles or mumbles his vox is just extra-ordinary and life-giving.

ALBUM in full…

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SOULFUL SUNDAY – Living Legend NICK CAVE Playing My Wedding Song…

Feel good vibes for the laziest day of the week…

A heartwarming masterstroke. My wedding song. Thanks, Mr. Cave.

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

We talk about it all night long
We define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Everything, it comes tumbling down

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings
And you, you must try to fly

Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, baby
Every time you come around

Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

Come sail your ships around me (Come sail your ships around me)
And burn your bridges down (And burn your bridges down)
We make a little history, baby (We make a little history, baby)
Every time you come around (Every time you come around)

From the magical album The Good Son ( his sixth album – released in 1990)…

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Released Heartfelt ‘NOCTURAMA’ Album 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

1 February 2018

Artist: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Album: NOCTURAMA
Released: 3 February 2003 – 15 years ago
NME wrote: “Linking up with producer Nick Launey, who first worked with Cave on The Birthday Party’s 1981 single ‘Release The Bats’, has rejuvenated the Bad Seeds’ dormant Fury Gene and what emerges is a vibrant volley between the who’s been handcuffed to a piano with a bucketful of opium since 1997 and the smack-riddled Nick Cave who’d have happily kicked your teeth in if you’d insulted his big goth quiff in 1983. Nocturama’ is one of Nick’s very finest – uniting his two dramatic alter-egos in devilish harmony. It’s what The Velvet Underground would’ve sounded like if they’d been psychopaths. With a heart.”
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: one of his finest longplayers, but barely mentioned when I read about the man’s many great achievements. An affecting work for mind, heart & soul.
Three selected highlights: Bring It On / He Wants You / Rock Of Gibraltar

* BRING IT ON – the vibrant single feat. Chris Bailey,
former frontman of Aussie punk legends The Saints

* HE WANTS YOU – heartwarming, truly heartwarming…

* ROCK OF GIBRALTAR – one of the best love songs ever…

Let me say this to you
I’ll be steadfast and true
And my love will never falter

The sea would crash about us
The waves would lash about us
I’ll be your Rock of Gibraltar

Sometimes it’s hard
And we’re both caught off guard
But there’s nothing I would ever alter

The wind could howl round our ears
For the next thousand years
I’d still be your Rock of Gibraltar

The best thing I done
Was to make you the one
Who I’d walk with down to the altar

You’d stand by me
And together we’d be
That great, steady Rock of Gibraltar

Under the big yellow moon
On our honeymoon
I took you on a trip to Malta

And all through the night
You held me so tight
Your great, steady Rock of Gibraltar

Could the powers that be
Ever foresee
That things could so utterly alter?

All the plans that we laid
Could soon be betrayed
Betrayed like the Rock of Gibraltar

The pearl in full

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