I am obsessed with songs in which Mr. Cave "belts it out," as it were, showcasing that, when he lets loose, he can really sing. You know, such as in "(Are You) The One..." when he sings the line, "oh, we will knooooow, won't weeeeeeeee", etc. I have been trying to make a list of songs that showcase his abilities. I figure this is best undertaken as a joint venture. It's not just his ballads, but examples of really lettin' the vocals fly, as far as Mr. Cave goes.
Here is my list so far. Please comment with further examples of Mr. Cave (aka Mr. Sinatra, Eat Yer Heart Out!) lettin' those notes fly free (I am so lame).
NOTE: Snicker at "pipage" all you want; I did.
Examples of Nick Cave's Pipage "(Are You) The One I've Been Waiting For" "And No More Shall We Part" "Bless His Ever Loving Heart" ("beauty lies exhausted in the streeeets") "Foi Na Cruz" ("a little trickery and deceeeeit") "He Wants You" "People Ain't No Good" "Straight to You" (the last verse is close enough, with "chariots of angels...")
I'm gonna end it there. Let me know if you can think of others. What's "belting out" to you may not be the same to me, but hey - I need help expanding this list! Rare songs, non-Bad Seeds stuff counts.
"I wrote the whipping scene before Mel Gibson’s 'The Passion' and when I saw it, I said, 'Oh fuck, you can't whip anyone more than they whip Christ in 'The Passion'.'" - from HERE Oh, and I was checking for new NC news and saw this and, it being one a.m., I thought, "wow - whoever's doing his makeup has talent!"
This is such a dumb idea, so I'm gonna embrace it. I am a HORRIBLE drawer...meaning, one who draws, not a kitchen drawer. Though, I bet I'd be a pretty bad kitchen drawer also.
Anyway, when the mood strikes, I'm going to post random drawings from bits of Nick Cave songs. Your boredom-breaking task is to guess what song the picture goes along with. If someone has commented before you, the game is probably ruined for you, so don't read the comments. If you guess right...you get...NOTHING! BECAUSE I AM POOR! You win the satisfaction of knowing you can decipher my crappy drawings. What an honor!
Sorry for the lack of posts. To make it up to you, here is the first of a set of some more of the clippings I bought awhile back. This is from the November 1995 Australian Rolling Stone. Click for full-size magnificence.