Monday, 14 January 2008

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus

All over, released in 2004.

I hadn't heard much of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds before watching them live in 2005. As with most bands whose back catalog stems decades, it's hard to know where to start. Their performance pretty much blew away all the bands I thoroughly enjoyed that played at the same festival, and the tracks from this double album in particular impressed me so much I had to check it out. The instrumentation is amazing, with the grandeur of a big band, lead by a crooning vocalist both dangerous (on Abattoir Blues mostly) and introspective (The Lyre of Orpheus).


Abattoir Blues

1. Get Ready For Love
2. Cannibal's Hymn
3. Hiding All Away
4. Messiah Ward
5. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
6. Nature Boy
7. Abattoir Blues
8. Let The Bells Ring
9. Fable Of The Brown Ape

The Lyre Of Orpheus

1. The Lyre Of Orpheus
2. Breathless
3. Babe, You Turn Me On
4. Easy Money
5. Supernaturally
6. Spell
7. Carry Me
8. O Children


Abimael said...

Nice Blog.

Link to Abattoir Blues
is wrong.

closure said...

FI#@$#R!#(. Thanks, how that one got by is beyond me.